Crispy Air Fryer Garlic Chicken


Step 1Pat dry the chicken using a paper towel. Drizzle with lemon juice.

Step 2In a small bowl combine the avocado oil (or melted ghee) and crushed garlic. Brush all over the chicken and season with salt. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Note: We're using 4 bone-in chicken thighs, about 560 g (1.2 lbs). You can alternatively use 4 boneless chicken thighs, about 400 g (14.1 oz).

Step 3When ready to cook, scrape any pieces off the chicken (these bits tend to burn fast) and place in the air fryer, skin side up (no basket insert inside to prevent the chicken from drying out).

Step 4Turn the air fryer on and set the temperature to 200 °C/ 400 °F and cook for 18 to 20 minutes.
Note: If you don't have an air fryer, check the tips in the recipe post above for oven baking.

Step 5Once done, the skin should be golden and crispy and the meat cooked through. (An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part should read at least 74 °C/ 165 °F.)

Step 6Season with black pepper and eat while still warm. Serve with simple salads such as Greek Salad or Arugula Salad. For a more satisfying meal, serve with Cheesy Parmesan Cauliflower Mash. The thighs can be reheated in the air fryer, oven or microwave but are best served fresh.