Keto Adobo Air Fried Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Keto Adobo Air Fried Chicken Thighs Recipe – delicious air fried chicken thighs with a crispy, crunchy adobo seasoning crust that is naturally low carb and bursting with flavor! 

picture of adobo encrusted chicken thigh on white plate

I’ve been trying to stick to a keto diet when not traveling – and it isn’t always easy. A lot of low carb recipes involve complicated techniques, weird ingredients, and patience – but this recipe is simple, quick, and so delicious! 

This chicken is unbelievably juicy, crunchy, and bursting with flavor – and is absolutely to die for! 

Soft, full of flavor, with a bit of a crispy crunch (without adding ANY breading – just some adobo seasoning) – these are my absolute new favorite chicken thighs recipe ever – and it just happens to be naturally low carb and keto. 

If you’re not watching your carbs, these chicken thighs are still amazing – and great with all sorts of side dishes like pasta and rice. 

If you’re looking for a great low carb or keto dinner, make this chicken with cauliflower rice, broccolini, or chop it up and use it in chicken stuffed avocados or chicken salad

Just Take Me To The Air Fried Chicken Thighs Recipe Already! 

I get lots of questions and comments on my posts, so I try to provide as much information, useful tips and tricks, and similar recipes for my readers. 

If you don’t want to go through all that content, please scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find this easy adobo air fried chicken thighs recipe! 

picture of air fried chicken thigh with crunchy seasoning on a plate

How To Cook Chicken Thighs in an Air Fryer

If you want to know how to cook chicken thighs in an air fryer, you’re in luck – because it is CRAZY easy. 

Air fryers circulate hot air around food like it would if dropped into hot oil – without all the extra fat! 

Air fryers are fabulous for chicken, meatballs, chicken wings – and chicken thighs. 

You really don’t need to do anything special to cook a chicken thigh in an air fryer – simply season, add to the air fryer basket 
(I try to make sure they arent touching or overly crowded, so they crisp up better), and cook. 

You don’t want to make any kind of drippy breading or coating to air fry chicken, since it will sit on a basket and anything too liquid will drip down and fall off the chicken. Dry breadings, and dredgings that stick to chicken without sliding off will be fine in an air fryer. 


four air fried chicken thighs on a white plate picture


What Temperature To Cook Chicken Thighs in the Air Fryer

I cook chicken thighs at 350 degrees in my Phillips air fryer. 

Place chicken in the basket of an air fryer, making sure they don’t touch. 

How Long to Cook Chicken in an  Air Fryer

-Cook chicken for 10 minutes on one side. 

-Flip to the other side and cook for another 10 minutes. 

-Serve and enjoy! 

What is Adobo Seasoning

I use Goya Adobo Seasoning on my chicken thighs. 

Goya Adobo Seasoning is based on a Puerto Rican version of adobo – which is a dry blend called seco and the traditional wet Mexican marinade that includes vinegar.

Goya adobo is a mixture of saltgarlicoregano, and black pepper and is a traditional Puerto Rican seasoning. 

Hot Tip: Goya Adobo Seasoning can be very salty – so please use the low sodium/light blend when making this dish if you’re watching sodium or prefer less salty dishes.

I prefer this chicken with regular Adobo, and my husband prefers the less salty version. 

You can buy Goya Adobo Seasoning blend here. 

picture of a golden brown crunchy chicken thigh on a white plate

Other Easy Keto Recipes

If you love these delicious easy adobo air fried chicken thighs, please find these other easy keto recipes! 

Click each link to find the quick and delicious recipe: 

Keto Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl Recipe

Easy Keto Tortilla Chips Recipe

Easy Baked Pork Chops Recipe

One Pot Keto Steak and Mushroom Soup Recipe

Easy Keto Ham and Cheese Rolls Recipe

The Best Baked Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Easy Keto Chicken Recipes 

If you’re looking for more easy delicious low carb chicken recipes, please find my favorites below: 

Easy Keto Low Carb Cheesy Pizza Chicken

The Best Easy Lemon Chicken Recipe

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms

Easy Cajun Whole Roasted Chicken

Baked Ranch Chicken Thighs

Creamy One Pot Chicken Stroganoff

Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken Copycat Recipe

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Chicken wings with cheese on top, cooked in an air fryer.

Keto Adobo Air Fried Chicken Thighs Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Keto Adobo Air Fried Chicken Thighs Recipe - delicious air fried chicken thighs with a crispy, crunchy adobo seasoning crust that is naturally low carb and bursting with flavor! 


  • 4 large chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp adobo seasoning (Use Light or Low Sodium Adobo seasoning if you like chicken less salty, original can be pretty salty for some in this recipe.)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Add olive oil to bag or plate and coat chicken in it.
  2. Toss chicken thighs in adobo seasoning to coat.
  3. Place chicken thighs in air fryer basket, making sure they don't touch or crowd each other.
  4. Set air fryer to 350 degrees and set the timer to 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, flip chicken to other side and cook another 10 minutes.
  6. Chicken will be golden brown and 165 degrees internal temperature at the end of cooking.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 359Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 186mgSodium 2616mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 36g

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  1. I am trying these tonight but I have no adobo seasoning. I am going to combine some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano, also some lemon seasoning and see what happens!

  2. Made these tonight and they were a huge hit in my house!! For the first batch I followed the recipe exactly the second batch I didn’t flip and just cooked them for 20 minutes and they turned out the same but I have a cooks air fryer not Phillips. But thank you for sharing this recipe it is now on the weekly rotation!!

    1. You can use either! I used boneless skinless thighs in these photos, but you can use either. If you do use one with bones, you’ll want to add 2-3 minutes fry time as the bone can slow down cooktime.

      1. Should I prepare these Frozen or should I thaw them first. They are bone-in chicken thighs that I’m using.