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Air Fryer Asian-Glazed Boneless Chicken Thighs

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These Air Fryer Asian-Glazed Boneless Chicken Thighs come out so juicy and delicious, I’m simply obsessed with this recipe!

These Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs come out so juicy and delicious in the air fryer! Perfect with brown rice and steamed veggies on the side.
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

When you think of air fryers you typically think of air fryer french fries or air fryer chicken nuggets and recipes with breading. This chicken thigh recipe uses boneless chicken thighs, no breading at all. The air fryer does so much more as it’s essentially an oven on steroids! These thighs come out so juicy, they are perfect over rice with steamed veggies like bok choy or snap peas.

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Because a lot of you bought my latest cookbook, Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook (thank you!) and the Skinnytaste Vremi Air Fryer I promised I would share more air fryer recipes each week. If you don’t have an air fryer, cook this in the oven or on the grill, adjusting the cook time to make sure they are cooked through in the center.

Chicken Thigh Marinade Ingredients

  • soy sauce, for savory unami
  • balsamic vinegar, for sweetness and acidity
  • honey, for sweetness
  • garlic, for flavor
  • Sriracha, for heat
  • ginger, for spiciness and warmth

Reasons I love air frying:

  • Food comes out so much crispier than it does in my oven.
  • It takes only three minutes to preheat, it doesn’t heat up the kitchen.
  • It’s safer and healthier than deep frying and it doesn’t smoke up the whole house.
  • The air fryer has now replaced my oven on most weekdays and nights, whether making hard boiled eggs, whipping up a side dish, heating up leftovers, or making dinner.

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Air Fryer Asian-Glazed Boneless Chicken Thighs

4.90 from 97 votes
These Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs come out so juicy and delicious in the air fryer! Perfect with brown rice and steamed veggies on the side.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Marinate Time: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 35 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 thighs (8 oz)


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, fat trimmed, 32 oz total
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 scallion, green only sliced for garnish


  • In a small bowl combine the balsamic, soy sauce, honey, garlic, sriracha and ginger and mix well.
  • Pour half of the marinade (1/4 cup) into a large bowl with the chicken, covering all the meat and marinate at least 2 hours, or as long as overnight.
  • Reserve the remaining sauce for later.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and transfer to the air fryer basket.
  • Cook in batches 14 minutes, turning halfway until cooked through in the center.
  • Meanwhile, place the remaining sauce in a small pot and cook over medium-low heat until it reduces slightly and thickens, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • To serve, drizzle the sauce over the chicken and top with scallions.

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Serving: 2 thighs (8 oz), Calories: 297 kcal, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 45.5 g, Fat: 9.5 g, Saturated Fat: 2.5 g, Cholesterol: 214 mg, Sodium: 835 mg, Fiber: 0.5 g, Sugar: 2 g


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229 comments on “Air Fryer Asian-Glazed Boneless Chicken Thighs”

  1. This was an easy meal to prepare. The chicken marinated all day and cooked quickly in the airfare while the rice steam. I served it with steamed green beans and pan seared boo choy done in my cast iron pan. 10 out of 10.

  2. This recipe is the best marinade! My husband and I love it. The chicken is soooooo flavorable and moist. The plus is how easy it is to assemble. Thank you!!

  3. It’s easy, I usually have all the ingredients on hand, and it is absolutely devoured in my house. I usually make a double batch and put half in the freezer for later.

  4. I never comment on recipes but this is a weekly staple at our house! It’s so easy, cooks so quick and tastes like it’s from a restaurant. We serve it with rice and green beans and TJ potstickers and it’s amazing! I double the marinade to have more sauce as it isn’t enough for 8 thighs.

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    Tanya in Nova Scotia, Canada

    What are some suitable substitutions for sriracha sauce? It’s very hard to find in my local stores right now.

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    Margaret Gonzalez

    Great recipe! Adding it to the rotation! Love that most of your recipes use ingredients I always have on hand. 

  7. Wait…. what? Hardboiled eggs in an air fryer?! Do tell.
    Hubby won a Ninja at a work raffle and we love making chicken thighs in it. I usually do boneless, skinless.
    You have to try air fried bananas. Split them, leaving the peel on, then add toppings.
    I think we do 4 minutes with sugar and cinnamon and butter. Daughter, 13, handles this.

  8. I only had chicken breasts, and these were awesome! It’s hard to find something that all 3 of my kids will eat, so all of them gobbling it up days a lot. Thanks for the easy, delicious recipe. I’ll definitely make it again!

  9. This is a great recipe! The marinade/sauce was spot on. I added sesame oil to the sauce/marinade because I wanted to grill it and did not want the chicken to stick t the grill. Otherwise, followed it a T! And it was totally yummy! Adding it to the rotation. My husband
    gave it high marks as well!

    1. I am diabetic as well. The amount of honey in this shouldn’t bother your husband’s sugar level. You could try maple syrup instead.