x

Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs and Asparagus

by Christina Cherrier – Apr 14, 2021
Meal planner
Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs and Asparagus
© Eatwell101.com

Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs and Asparagus – These crispy and juicy air fryer chicken thighs are the perfect weeknight dinner! Perfectly seasoned chicken thighs are cooked in the air fryer with crisp asparagus for a complete and balanced meal with minimum clean-up. Low-carb, Keto-friendly, and gluten-free, this air fryer chicken thighs recipe is a delicious family-friendly dinner in under 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs and Asparagus recipePhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs and Asparagus

Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs recipe 1Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Air-Fryer Chicken Recipe 1Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

air fryer chicken thighsPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

air fryer asparagusPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Air-Fryer Chicken RecipePhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs 1Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. To make the air fryer chicken thighs: Pat the chicken thighs with a paper towel to dry. Add them to a shallow plate.

2. In a small bowl, combine onion powder, paprika, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Season chicken thighs generously with the spice mixture. Set aside while you prepare the asparagus.

3. Place the seasoned chicken thighs in the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 380ºF (190ºC) for 10 minutes.

4. In the meantime, arrange the asparagus on a shallow plate. Combine with garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

5. After 10 minutes, flip the chicken thighs and add the asparagus to the air fryer basket. Continue to cook for 7-8 more minutes until chicken is no longer pink and the internal temperature reaches 165ºF (74ºC).

6. Sprinkle with parsley and red chili pepper flakes, and serve the air fryer chicken thighs and asparagus immediately, with lemon slices on the side. Enjoy! ❤️

Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs and Asparagus 1Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Tips for the Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs and Asparagus recipe

  • Remove chicken thighs from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before cooking to bring them close to room temperature.
  • We use boneless and skinless chicken thighs because they render less fat and cook quicker than bone-in. Plus, it is easier to rub the spice mixture deep into the chicken meat.
  • Season chicken just before cooking to prevent drawing out moisture and drying out the meat. If you want to let it sit longer, omit the salt from the spice mixture, and add it 10 minutes before cooking.
  • You don’t want to overcrowd the air fryer and overlap the chicken thighs too much. It will prevent the air from being able to circulate around all the chicken and it won’t get done evenly.
  • For a variant of this cair fryer chicken thighs recipe, you can use chicken tenders instead of chicken thighs. They’re delicious and cook faster! Just set the air fryer to a shorter cooking time.
  • If you like your asparagus more tender, you can blanch them in boiling water for 4 minutes, then soak in ice-cold water before seasoning.

What to serve with the air fryer chicken thighs and asparagus?

These air fryer chicken thighs and asparagus are already a meal on their own, but if you’re extra hungry, a side of steamed cauliflower rice will be amazing.

How and how long to keep the air fryer chicken leftovers?

You can keep the air fryer chicken thighs leftovers for up to 3 days in an air-tight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.

More chicken recipes you might like

Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs and AsparagusPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Play again
Leave a review

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs - #chicken #air-fryer #recipe #eatwell101 - This air fryer chicken thighs recipe with asparagus is a delicious family-friendly dinner in under 30 minutes.
    Nutrition Info (Beta version)
    * The presented values are approximate and shouldn't be considered as accurate. Please calculate your OWN nutrition information in a database using the brand names you have at hand. Each brand is different and nutrition information can vary.
    Nutrient
    Summary
    Serving
    x
    Find recipes you can make right now

    Get inspired by recipes you can make with the ingredients you have at home today.

    List

    About - Contact - Privacy Policy - Your California Privacy Rights - Terms of use - Nutrition & Medical disclaimer - Photo & recipe sharing policy - Faq - Press - Advertise - Legal

    COPYRIGHT © 2011 - 2021 EATWELL101®, A REACH MEDIA INC. COMPANY - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    1
    X
    Suggest a correction
    196