These Hoison and Honey Glazed chicken thighs are bursting with Asian flavor and are ready in under 25 minutes with the help of your air fryer! No air fryer? Don't worry. There are instructions for oven and slow cooker below.
I have been recently going through all my older recipe posts that I believe can be cooked in air fryer like these chicken thighs, and adding the cooking instructions to the recipe below. If the recipe recently called for oven instructions I left that in there as well because some people do not have an air fryer.
Any type of chicken comes out great in the air fryer and that is how I've been cooking chicken breasts lately. I decided to give chicken thighs a try and pretty much the same result. Juicy, tender, and flavorful chicken breasts. Instead of just seasoning the chicken thighs with an ameture seasoning like lemon pepper or just plain old salt and pepper try this marinade instead. If you are worried about getting the basket all sticky from the marinade they do make parchment paper specific for air fryers now.
Chicken Thighs Cooking Guide Air Fryer
Bone-in 380 for 22 minutes
Boneless 380 for 18 to 20 minutes
I bought 2 3.5 pound packages of chicken thighs at the grocery store for only $4.00 today. That's 7 pounds of chicken for $8.00. Be expecting some chicken recipes. I was in the mood for some BBQ chicken tonight. There was a bottle of Brown Sugar BBQ sauce in the fridge that I contemplated using, but I had recently bought a bunch of Asian ingredients like Hoisin sauce and grated ginger. This BBQ sauce has hoisin, honey, garlic, grated ginger, and sesame oil. There's a little bit left over for dipping, and this is really good with some baked sweet potato fries. I used chicken thighs but the recipe calls for wings. Feel free to use which ever one you like. 🙂
What is an Air Fryer?
An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using the convection mechanism. It is a downsized version of the convection oven.
Is air fried food healthy?
When you compare air fried food to deep fried food it is much healthier because there is hardly any oil used at all. The only oil I use is from my Pam cooking spray. I spray only the food once or twice because most air fryer baskets are non stick. If you are concerned about using aerosol sprays for the environment or your health buy a Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer can from Amazon and fill that with your favorite oil.
What are the Best Large Size Air Fryers?
If you are researching air fryers and looking to buy the best ones out there on the market I have tried and tested 2 different ones before. If you want to be able to cook more food for your family at once then get an air fryer with a large basket such as 5.3 quarts. Look for ones that say nonstick on them and has multiple program settings.
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Air fryer temperature settings vary according to brand and model. If your air fryer does not have the exact temperature setting called for in the recipe, consult your manual for suggested temperature settings.
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Air Fryer Hoisin-and-Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs
- Prep Time: 2 min
- Cook Time: 22 min
- Total Time: 25min
- Yield: 8 1x
- 8 chicken thighs bone in skin on
- ½ cup of hoisin sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- sliced green onions or chopped cilantro
- sesame seeds
- In a medium bowl combine the hoisin sauce, honey, ginger, sesame oil and garlic Add chicken thighs; stir to coat. Toss the chicken with the sauce in a bowl.
- If you are using an oven: Place the chicken thighs on a lined baking sheet with foil and bake at 375 for for 20 to 25 minutes.
- If you are using an air fryer: Place the chicken thighs into the bottom of the AirFryer cooking compartment. Cook for 22 minutes at 380 degrees or until the chicken reaches 180 degrees.
- Slow Cooker Instructions: Add the chicken thighs to the bottom of your slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 4 - 5 hours.
- Use sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish.
- Serving size: 1 chicken thigh.
myWW points: Blue 11; Green 11; Purple 11
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: Asian
- Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh
- Calories: 245
- Sugar: 7
- Fat: 15
- Saturated Fat: 26
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Carbohydrates: 13
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 16
Keywords: Air Fryer, chicken thighs
Hello from Fargo. Hope you like them!
John S. says
I'm excited to try this recipe. I have ties to Fargo myself. I have family there and went to undergrad at MSUM and grad at NDSU. Just bought my airfryer so I'm trying all kinds of new recipes.
Thanks for the review.
Cup Da Noodle says
loved it thanks 🙂
Hi Jenna - this looks delicious - I can't wait to give it a try. Your photography is also gorgeous - I'm drooling over this.
Kate @ Babaganosh.org says
Looks amazing! I made similar Asian-flavored wings for the superbowl and they were so good. I bet these are too 🙂