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Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Thighs

This Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Thighs recipe combines the irresistible smoky-sweet flavors of BBQ sauce with the savory goodness of chicken thighs for a mouthwatering meal that's perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 317 kcal


  • 4 bone in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt I used Lawry's 25% less sodium
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp BBQ sauce


  • In a large bowl add chicken thighs and season with seasoning salt , garlic powder , onion powder , paprika, dried thyme , and olive oil – mix well
  • Preheat air fryer at 390 degrees for 5 minutes
  • Air fry the seasoned chicken thighs for 18-20 minutes (Cook time may vary depending on the brand of air fryer you are using – I used a Ninja Foodi )
  • Remove chicken thighs from air fryer and using a small bowl , toss them with the bbq sauce so that each thigh is fully coated with bbq sauce
  • Return the chicken thighs to the air fryer for another 2-4 minutes
  • Remove from air fryer , serve , and enjoy ! ( Feel free to add more bbq sauce if you’d like )
Keyword Air Fryer, chicken recipe, weeknight dinner