Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs


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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs. How to air fry frozen chicken thighs including air fryer cooking time, air fryer temperature and top air fryer frozen cooking tips.

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs

When I think about air fryer frozen chicken thighs, I often think about how much my parents would love them if they owned an air fryer.

They BOTH love KFC Chicken and often get a bucket and then save the rest at home for another time and those delicious KFC chicken thighs go in the freezer.

They are then reheated from frozen like we have shown you here.

But what if you meal prep your own KFC chicken and add it to the freezer? Or you buy frozen chicken thighs?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to just grab some frozen chicken thighs from the freezer, load it into the air fryer and then come back later to delicious crispy air fryer chicken thighs.

Well this is EXACTLY what we are doing today with our air fryer frozen chicken thighs.

You choose your favourite type of frozen chicken thighs, whether it was made by you as part of meal prep, or you bought a bag or you have leftovers from takeout.

Can I Air Fry Frozen Chicken Thighs?

Though, I am sure you want to know first, if you can air fry frozen chicken thighs. Well the answer is a big fat YES.

Air fryer frozen chicken thighs are delicious and are rather effortless considering how good they taste.

The chicken thighs meat is moist, and the skin is crispy and tastes better than deep fried chicken thighs. Think of it like having a KFC takeout at home, but with a lot less calories.

What Ingredients & Gadgets Go Into Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs?

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs Ingredients

There is not much to cooking air fryer frozen chicken thighs.

Grab your favourite frozen chicken thighs directly from your freezer ready to cook them in the air fryer.

No need to thaw them first, you can cook chicken thighs in the air fryer when they are frozen solid.

As well as your frozen chicken thighs you need a good air fryer. We have the Philips Air Fryer XL, Philips Air Fryer XXL and the Power Air Fryer Oven in our house.

But any good air fryer that has a decent basket size or oven shelves is perfect.

You don’t want to overcrowd the chicken thighs as you cook them and if your air fryer is very small, then the likelihood is that you won’t be able to cook more than 2 chicken thighs at once.

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs Temperature

I recommend an air fryer frozen chicken thighs temperature of between 160c/320f and 180c/360f. You can use one chicken thighs temperature for crisping the skin.

Whilst, the other temperature will make sure your frozen chicken thighs is thoroughly cooked in the middle.

How Long To Air Fry Frozen Chicken Thighs

The recommended air fryer frozen chicken thighs cooking time is 20 minutes. You start off with 10 minutes at a higher temperature to give it a good blast and to crisp the skin.

Then you lower the temperature for a further 10 minutes to make sure your chicken thighs are thoroughly cooked.

How To Air Fry Frozen Chicken Thighs?

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs step by step

Cooking frozen chicken thighs in the air fryer is so simple:

  1. Remove the frozen chicken thighs from the packaging and place in your air fryer basket.
  2. Cook for 10 minutes first on a medium temperature followed by 10 minutes on a lower temperature until they are thoroughly cooked.
  3. Serve with your other favourite frozen foods!
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs

More Air Fryer Frozen Food

Here at Recipe This we love sharing with our readers lots of frozen food that they can cook from frozen in their air fryer.

The possibilities are endless and often frozen food tastes better in an air fryer, then in the oven or in the deep fat fryer.

Here are a few of our other air fryer frozen Chicken favourites for you to try next:

We also have a lot more air fryer recipes for you to check out and find some new ideas for planning your meals.

As well as this we have our air fryer frozen food ecookbook, which is full to bursting with all our air fryer frozen recipes in one big PDF ebook. You can order it on this link or click on the banner below.

Air Fryer Frozen Food For Beginners Ebook Page

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs. How to air fry frozen chicken thighs including air fryer cooking time, air fryer temperature and top air fryer frozen cooking tips.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 241kcal

Ingredients

Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Remove your frozen chicken thighs from the packaging and place in the air fryer. Make sure they are not overcrowded and there is room for them to cook.
  • Spray the tops of your frozen chicken thighs with olive oil.
  • Set the temperature to 180c/360f and the time for 10 minutes.
  • When it beeps after 10 minutes adjust the temperature to 160c/320f and cook for a final 10 minutes.
  • Serve with your favourite sides.

Notes

In our example we have used frozen breaded chicken thighs, but you could use none breaded too. They also can be homemade frozen chicken thighs that you previously made and don’t have to be shop bought. The choice is yours!
It is important that you don’t overcrowd your air fryer. If you have a smaller air fryer, then cook your frozen chicken thighs in batches.
It’s a good idea to remove
By spraying the tops of the breaded chicken thighs with olive oil it helps them remain moist and gives a golden glow to your chicken thighs. Well worth doing.

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.1g | Protein: 18.5g | Fat: 12.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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4 thoughts on “Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs”

  1. Came home today, realized I had forgotten to take chicken from freezer, found your site, followed your recipe for air fryer frozen chicken thighs, whole meal was on the table in 25 mins. Great taste and so easy.
    Would love for recipes to make the entire meal in the air fryer, together with times for meat and veg, although experimenting, more often I have overcooked the veg. It is early days for me as I have only had my air fryer for 2 weeks.

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