Air Fryer Ranch Chicken

air fryer ranch chicken on a platter with chimichurri cauliflowerChicken is a great Primal protein on its own. Add in herby ranch flavor and a fast cook time from the air fryer? Perfection.

The air fryer’s quick cooking time means it cooks before it has had a chance for the chicken to dry out. With only six ingredients, a few minutes of prep time, and 25 minutes hands-off in the air fryer, this ranch chicken will become a go-to recipe for those busy nights.

Here’s how to make it.

air fryer ranch chicken on a platter with chimichurri cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 6 thighs)
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Primal Kitchen® Ranch Dressing

Directions

In a small bowl, combine half of the dill with the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the mixture all over the chicken thighs.

Combine the remaining dill and the ranch dressing in a bowl. Toss the chicken thighs in the dressing so it coats the chicken on all sides.

Place the chicken skin side up in an air fryer basket. Place the basket in the air fryer and set the temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes. Check the chicken once or twice while cooking to ensure they aren’t burning.

air fryer ranch chicken on the air fryer rackOnce the chicken is finished cooking, check the internal temperature of the chicken to make sure it is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Serve the thighs alongside your favorite side dish, like Chimichurri Cauliflower!

air fryer ranch chicken on a platter with chimichurri cauliflower

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air fryer ranch chicken on a platter with chimichurri cauliflower

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken


Description

Chicken thighs marinated in ranch seasoning and dressing and cooked in the air fryer.


Scale

Ingredients

1.5 lbs. bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 6 thighs)

1 tsp. dried dill

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/4 cup Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing


Instructions

In a small bowl, combine half of the dill with the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the mixture all over the chicken thighs.

Combine the remaining dill and the ranch dressing in a bowl. Toss the chicken thighs in the dressing so it coats the chicken on all sides.

Place the chicken skin side up in an air fryer basket. Place the basket in the air fryer and set the temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes. Check the chicken once or twice while cooking to ensure they aren’t burning. Once the chicken is finished cooking, double check the internal temperature of the chicken to make sure it is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Serve the thighs alongside your favorite side dish (like Chimichurri Cauliflower!)

 

Notes

The total cooking time may vary slightly depending on the type of air fryer you have. Always check and double check the internal temperature of the meat prior to serving.

  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh
  • Calories: 297.3
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 258.6 g
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 0.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Cholesterol: 110 mg
  • Net Carbs: 0.7 g

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About the Author

A food blogger, recipe developer, and personal chef based in Missouri, Priscilla specializes in low-carb, Paleo, gluten-free, keto, vegetarian, and low FODMAP cooking. See what she’s cooking on Priscilla Cooks, and follow her food adventures on Instagram and Pinterest.

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