Boneless chicken thighs get the full "fried" chicken treatment but with a whole lot less fat! You'll love the crispy breading that's packed on over the buttermilk mixture.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Victor Protasio

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15 mins
4 hrs 30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium nonreactive bowl combine buttermilk, hot sauce and garlic. Add chicken thighs. Cover and marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  • In a shallow dish combine flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add eggs to another shallow dish and breadcrumbs to a third shallow dish.

  • Working one at a time, remove the chicken thighs from the marinade. Coat with the flour mixture, then the egg. Finally, coat both sides with breadcrumbs. Coat both sides of the chicken with cooking spray.

  • Lightly coat the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Place the chicken thighs in a single layer in the basket. (Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook in batches.)

  • Cook the chicken at 400°F for 16 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the chicken registers 165°F, turning the thighs over halfway through. If cooking in batches, cooking time for the second batch may be shorter.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; fat 18g; cholesterol 123mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 20g; sugars 2g; protein 27g; vitamin a 139IU; folate 41mcg; sodium 420mg; potassium 269mg; calcium 72mg; iron 2mg.