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Air Fried Keto Chicken Thighs

An air fryer recipe for keto sticky chicken thighs

Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword air fryer, keto, low carb truffles
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 224 kcal
Author Andrea Vaughan


  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos for gluten free
  • 3 tbsp Swerve brown sugar substitute
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp green onions chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds


  1. Start by whisking together the soy sauce, brown sugar substitute, ginger paste, garlic powder, black pepper, and onion powder in a bowl.

  2. Pour the marinade into a large Ziploc bag, then add chicken. Zip the bag and make sure chicken is well coated.

  3. Let the chicken marinade for at least one hour, and up to overnight.

  4. Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees.

  5. Cook the chicken on a rack in the air fryer for 20 – 25 minutes, until browned and cooked through.

  6. Allow chicken to sit for a few minutes inside the air fryer with the heat turned off.

  7. Remove chicken from air fryer, then garnish with chopped green onions an sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fried Keto Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 1233mg51%
Potassium 470mg13%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 86IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.