Hoisin Air Fryer Chicken Thighs - Bearcookers

Hoisin Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs are sticky and delicious. Best of all, these tender, juicy thighs are ready in just minutes.

A simple and easy hoisin marinade is all these need before adding to the air fryer for a quick dinner.

THE CHICKEN: Boneless skinless chicken thighs are extra juicy and quick to cook. They’re not as thick as chicken breasts so they don’t need as much time and since they’re dark meat, they stay moist and juicy.

THE SAUCE: Hoisin sauce is a Chinese sauce made from fermented soybean paste with a delicious sweet and salty flavor.  A splash of orange juice gives the sauce a sweet and fresh flavor. Add a little sriracha for a spicy kick.

VARIATIONS: Sliced green onion makes a great garnish. A sprinkle of red pepper flakes will give the dish a touch of heat.



  • Combine hoisin, orange juice, sesame oil, and garlic in a bowl.
  • Add chicken thighs and toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Place chicken in a single layer in the basket and cook 14-16 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F.

Air Fryers can vary. Be sure to check the chicken a minute or two early until you are familiar with the cook time of your appliance.

You can use chicken breasts in this recipe but will need to increase cook time.

Hoisin is a thick sticky Chinese sauce with lots of great flavor. Teriyaki sauce can be substituted but it's not as thick and it will change the flavor of the recipe.


Keep air fryer chicken thighs in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheat them in the microwave or air fryer before serving again.

Use the air fryer to make a few delicious dishes and ask your friends to have a few drinks together over the weekend,

Cheers to the next delicious sip


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