Zach’s Air Fryer Chicken Thigh Recipe

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I’ve been meaning to write this post down for a while. We know I don’t like to cook, but I can food-prep for days and make a mean charcuterie board. Zach on the other hand is great at making all kinds of food, especially grilling. We use a lot of the wild game he hunts but his go-to for weeknight meals is making chicken thighs, and recently we have loved crisping them up in the air fryer.

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Citrus Chicken Thigh Marinade Recipe

Yes, you read that correctly. We’ve been using the Ninja Air Fryer that we got from QVC for a ton of recipes. I make okra and brussels using the air fryer non-stop and it’s the perfect tool for crisping up any type of baked chicken. You can grill or bake a chicken breast or thigh and then pop it in the air fryer or you can cook them in the air fryer from start to finish.

Air Fryer Chicken Thigh Recipe

Zach’s Chicken Thigh Marinade Recipe

Bear with me for this recipe as I am not a recipe person and Zach isn’t exactly great at measuring. I have watched him make these chicken thighs in the air fryer several times and we have written down the steps as best we can. 

  • Place 6 chicken thighs in an air-tight container that you can refrigerate overnight. 
  • Squeeze the juice of 3 large oranges into the container.
  • Cover the chicken & juice mixture with the honey bbq sauce of your choice. We use Carolina vinegar sweet and tangy bbq sauce.
  • Drizzle Frank’s Red Hot over tip.
  • Sprinkle several dashes of Tony’s creole seasoning over the mixture.
  • Add in 3 shakes of balsamic vinegar.
  • Slice a fresh jalapeno on top.
  • Close the container, give it a few shakes & refrigerate overnight.

Directions for Cooking Chicken Thighs in the Air Fryer

If you cook them in the air fryer, we usually do 375 degrees for around 15-17 minutes! 

Citrus chicken thighs in the air fryer

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Cristin Cooper Citrus Chicken Thigh Recipe