Deep brown Ranch Chicken Thighs on white plate with potatoes and green beans.

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Thighs Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Rest Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


The air fryer gives these ranch flavored chicken thighs crispy skin while keeping the meat tender. If using store-bought ranch seasoning, you’ll skip step #1 and all of the ingredients listed there, and instead, use 2 of the 1 oz. packets. Or, if you have already made a homemade ranch seasoning, or if you buy it bulk, then you’ll use 4 tablespoons of your mixture (there are 2 tablespoons in each packet of seasoning, so 4 tablespoons is equivalent to 2 packets).

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  • 1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. dried dill
  • 1 Tbsp. buttermilk powder (optional)
  • 2 tsp. dried chives
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs


  1. In a bowl or resealable gallon bag mix together dill, buttermilk powder, chives, parsley, onion powder, thyme, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. Add chicken, toss to coat. 
  3. Place chicken in air fryer basket, place basket in air fryer but do not turn the air fryer on. Let stand 15 minutes.
  4. After the 15 minutes, set air fryer to 400°F. Air fry chicken 20 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160°F when placed into the thickest part of a thigh. 
  5. Turn air fryer off. Let chicken stand 5 minutes before serving.

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