Air Fryer Honey-Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe

Air Fryer Honey-Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe

Super quick and simple to make, you can have these delicious honey-mustard chicken thighs air fryer in under 20 minutes! 

You will serve these succulent honey garlic chicken thighs air fryer in a silky sauce that combines sweet honey with savory soy, creating a dish that’s as delectable as it is easy to make—wonderful served with rice and maybe even a side of spring rolls.

Air fryer honey-mustard chicken thighs are much more tender than chicken baked in the oven because air frying means passing superheated air over the food. Superheated air cooks quickly and evenly and seals in the meat’s natural moisture. 

If you can, make this easy honey garlic chicken with raw honey, as it has a more complex flavor profile than pasteurized honey which takes this dish to the next level.


PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 18 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 28 minutes

✨INGREDIENTS Air Fryer Honey-Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe:

⭐4 boneless skinless chicken thighs

⭐1/2 teaspoon onion powder

⭐1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

⭐1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

⭐1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

⭐1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

⭐2 tablespoons honey

⭐2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

⭐olive oil cooking spray

✨INSTRUCTIONS FOR Air Fryer Honey-Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe:

⭐Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F (198 degrees C), if recommended by the manufacturer. Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towels.

⭐For sauce, combine onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir in honey and Dijon mustard.

⭐Spray one side of chicken thighs with olive oil spray, and place oiled side down in the air fryer in a single layer.

⭐Brush the tops of the chicken thighs with the sauce.

⭐Air fry at 390 degrees F (198 degrees C) for 8 minutes.

⭐Carefully turn chicken thighs, and brush with remaining sauce.

⭐Continue air frying until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), when tested with an instant-read thermometer, 6 to 8 minutes more. Serve warm.


Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 411mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 48g

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