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Side view of air fryer chicken thighs with chopped green onions on top.

Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs

Tender and juicy Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs are easy to make with no oil and served with a flavorful coconut cream sauce.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Marinating Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 27 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 504kcal





  • Marinate the chicken overnight.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and pour remaining marinade in a saucepan.
  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with oil.
  • Pat the chicken dry and place it in the basket (may need to cook 2 batches).
  • Cook at 375F degrees for 10 minutes. Flip and cook another 5-7 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 160F degrees.
  • While the chicken is cooking, heat the reserved marinade over medium high heat until simmering.
  • Add the cup of coconut cream and the ¼ cup chicken stock and simmer 2 minutes. Adjust for salt.
  • Serve the chicken with green onions drizzled with the coconut cream sauce.


  1. For even cooking, make sure your chicken thighs are all roughly the same size.
  2. If you have a smaller air fryer, you may need to air fry the chicken thighs in 2 batches.
  3. To brown the chicken thighs evenly, flip them over at the 10 minute mark.
  4. Be careful not to overcook the chicken thighs as they will dry out. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
  5. If your air fryer model requires preheating, you should preheat it before adding the chicken thighs. 
  6. When spraying oil in the air fryer basket, be sure to use real cooking oil and not PAM as it's not ideal for your air fryer. I like to use this oil sprayer and fill it with my favorite oil.
  7. Different air fryer brands and models can vary so you may need to adjust the temperature and air frying time slightly. 


Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1267mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg