Making the Air Fryer Chicken Thighs and Potatoes has become a recipe we have at least once a week in our house. I love the ease of this recipe as everything is tosed inside the air fryer at once!

This is a yummy sinner idea and my kids love it. I love the added carrots, makes this a super loved meal.

Why cook Chicken Thighs and Potatoes in the air fryer together?

The ease of cooking your chicken and potatoes at the same time saves you a whole lot of time, and stress, cuts down on electricity usage, and leaves you with less mess!

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs and Potatoes gives a succulent, juicy chicken plus the potatoes taste so different and yummy! This is because the juice from the chicken has penetrated into the potatoes.

My Pro tips for a perfectly cooked chicken and potatoes

Marinate the chicken before cooking – The time can vary. This can be as short as 30 minutes or as long as 24 hours (keep in the fridge if you are marinating for this long).

You can pressure cook the chicken and potatoes for 2 minutes before air frying the combination for a perfect, even, and juicy chicken.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

  1. Chicken thighs – I used bone-in, skin-on chicken tights for this recipe. You can substitute with boneless, skinless chicken. if using frozen chicken tights, make sure to defrost the chicken before cooking in your air fryer to ensure even cooking.
  2. Potatoes – 6 medium-sized, diced These can be red or white potatoes with the skin (It adds fiber and I love my potatoes with skin! Make sure to dice these evenly to prevent them from getting burnt or not evenly cooked.
  3. Carrots – 4 medium sizes. Clean, and sliced into 4 equal parts.
  4. Olive oil – 4 tbsp. Adding olive oil gives an extra crips and allows for even distribution of the seasonings.
  5. Garlic powder – 1 tbsp
  6. Saly – 2 tbsp
  7. Pepper to taste
  8. Barbecue Sauce – Optional, but I love the taste of the sauce on my chicken thigh.

How to cook Chicken Thighs and Potatoes in the air fryer at the same time

Step 1: Marinate & prepare the chicken thighs: Toss chicken thighs in half of the olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes. This allows for even distribution of the seasonings.

Step 2: Prepare the potatoes, while the chicken is marinating, wash and dice the potatoes into 4. Toss into the potatoes half of the remaining olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Step 3: Prepare the Carotes, wash, and slice the carrots into 4. Toss into the carrots the remaining olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Optional Step: If your air fryer has a pressure cook function, pressure cook for 2 minutes! This gives a juicy, succulent chicken. By the end of the cooking, the carrots and potatoes will both be cooked! Decant the fluid and air fry the combination reducing the cooking time by half.

Step 4: Air Fry Chicken, Potatoes, and Carrots at the same time: Spray the air fryer basket with oil. Place potatoes first, followed by the carrots, and lastly by the chicken thighs skin side down in the air fryer. Cook at 375°F (190°C) for 12-15 minutes. With a barbecue brush, rub the barbecue on both sides of the chicken. Flip and cook for another 10-12 minutes until golden.

Serving Suggestion: Pair these crispy delights with your favorite dipping sauce or a fresh green salad on the side. Drizzle with a touch of lemon for an added zest!

Can I use boneless chicken thighs?

Absolutely! Just reduce the cooking time by 3-5 minutes on each side to avoid overcooking.

Do I need to preheat my air fryer?

While not mandatory, preheating can help achieve an even crispier result. Most air fryers will need just 2-3 minutes to preheat.

How can I store leftovers?

Place cooled leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate. They’ll be good for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer for best results! Most of the time, air fryer chicken and potatoes are consumed in totality by my kids, leaving nothing to keep in the fridge.

Can I add other spices to the marinade?

Of course! Customize it to your taste. Consider adding cumin, turmeric, or even a touch of chili for some heat.

Yield: 4 Servings

Chicken Thigh and Potatoes with Carrots in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Potatoes and Chicken
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • Chicken thighs - I used bone-in, skin-on chicken tights for this recipe.
  • Potatoes - 6 medium-sized, cleaned and diced
  • Carrots - 4 medium sizes.
  • Olive oil - 4 tbsp.
  • Garlic powder - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper to taste
  • Barbecue Sauce - Optional, but I love the taste of the sauce on my chicken thigh.

Instructions

Step 1: Marinate & prepare the chicken thighs: Toss chicken thighs in half of the olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes. This allows for even distribution of the seasonings.

Step 2: Prepare the potatoes, while the chicken is marinating, wash and dice the potatoes into 4. Toss into the potatoes half of the remaining olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Step 3: Prepare the Carotes, wash, and slice the carrots into 4. Toss into the carrots the remaining olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Optional Step: If your air fryer has a pressure cook function, pressure cook for 2 minutes! This gives a juicy, succulent chicken. By the end of the cooking, the carrots and potatoes will both be cooked! Decant the fluid and airfry the combination reducing the cooking time by half.

Step 4: Air Fry Chicken, Potatoes, and Carrots at the same time: Spray the air fryer basket with oil. Place potatoes first, followed by the carrots, and lastly by the chicken thighs skin side down in the air fryer. Cook at 375°F(190°C) for 12-15 minutes. With a barbecue brush, rub the barbecue on both sides of the chicken.  Flip and cook for another 10-12 minutes until golden.

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