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Air Fried Chicken

Crispy Air Fried Chicken Thighs

Once you cook chicken in an air fryer, you'll wonder why you never tried it before! Simply incredible and without the calories of a regular fryer!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marinade time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Fusion, Indian, Japanese
Servings 4


For the marinade

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp white miso paste
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • 1 tsp runny honey
  • 1/2 lime - squeezed
  • 1 tsp ground fennel
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric optional
  • 1/4 tsp sichuan pepper powder optional
  • 1 tsp umami optional
  • 2 tsp toban djan (chilli bean sauce) or any kind of savoury chilli sauce

Other ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs - bone in skin on
  • 250 g tenderstem broccoli
  • sesame seeds and spring onions to garnish
  • cooked rice


  • In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and mix together. Add the chicken thighs and leave for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove the thighs from the marinade and place in an air fryer set to 185C. Cook for around 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 75C. Depending on the size of your air fryer, this will need to be done in batches, so leave the chicken in the marinade until it is time to air fry it. You might also need to turn the chicken over half way through the cooking time.
  • Meanwhile, cut the bottom tips of the broccoli off before steaming for 6-7 minutes. Set aside.
  • Put the leftover marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer - keep simmering for 5 -10 minutes - the sauce will thicken slightly.
  • Once the thighs are ready brush with some sauce, and garnish with spring onions and sesame seeds. Drizzle some sauce over the broccoli and serve up with some steamed rice!
Keyword Air fried chicken, air fried chicken thighs, chilli garlic sauce, steamed broccoli
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