Chicken thighs on a black plate
How Long Chicken Thighs Need To Cook In The Air Fryer
To cook crispy and delicious bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs in your air fryer, cook them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes.
This gives the dark meat of chicken thighs, which has more fat and connective tissue than breast meat, time to melt into the meat, creating a luscious mouthfeel and deep flavor.
The skin will also crisp nicely, adding a beautiful contrast. For boneless chicken thighs, the cooking time will be closer to 20 minutes, thanks to their streamlined structure.
However, these instructions are merely a guideline. The best way to test for doneness is to use a probe thermometer, which should read at least 175 degrees F.