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air fryer soy sauce chicken

Easy Juicy Air Fryer Soy Sauce Chicken

Air Fryer Soy Sauce Chicken. Juicy flavorful chicken thighs in a savory soy sauce marinade. These air fryer chicken thighs will make your taste buds sing as they're so good! Ready in 30 minutes!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 thighs
Calories per serving 291 kcal


  • 1 lb chicken thighs with skin on


Optional garnish:


  • Debone your chicken thighs by carefully making slits around the bone until it can be removed. Transfer chicken thighs into a large bowl.
  • Add Marinade ingredients into the bowl and massage into chicken until well coated. Marinate for at least 15 minutes or overnight for best flavour.
  • Spray air fryer basket with neutral oil or cooking spray. Alternative Option: line only the base of the basket with a square piece of parchment paper. Make sure your parchment paper is not touching the hot elements of the air fryer. The latter makes clean up easier.
  • Place chicken thighs in the basket in a flat single layer and skin side up. Do not overlap. You may need to air fry in two batches depending on how many thighs you can fit without overlapping.
  • Air fry for 9-10 minutes at 375 degrees F or until you reach an internal temperature of 165 F and skin is browned to your liking. No need to flip halfway.
  • Optional: Remove the cooked chicken and slice it into pieces. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.


To bake or pan fry without an air fryer:

To bake: On a baking tray, oil your tray or line it with parchment paper. Place thighs skin side up. Bake at 425 F for 17-20 minutes until you reach an internal temperature of 165 F or until the skin is dark brown. 
To pan fry: pan fry in a non-stick pan over medium heat with oil. Add thighs skin side down. Fry for 5-6 minutes on one side and another 5-6 minutes on the other side until you reach an internal temperature of 165 F.
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Suggested Equipment & Products

Air Fryer
Cutting Board
Santoku Knife
Measuring Set
Mixing bowl
Parchment paper
Cooking thermometer
Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
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