Tuscan Chicken Thighs Recipe (Air Fryer + Video)

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These Tuscan chicken thighs can be made three different ways. But no matter how you make them, they cook up fast and easy. Prep takes less than 10 minutes!

Whether you cook these in an air fryer, bake them in the oven or grill them on the barbecue, these delicious chicken thighs are sure to be a dinnertime hit.

Tuscan Chicken Thighs just out of the air fryers, piled up on the air fryer tray.

What Are Tuscan Chicken Thighs?

Most people think of the Olive Garden menu when they think of Tuscan Chicken Thighs. There are many recipes for it on the internet. But that dish is served in enough cream and fat to give you a heart attack. This dish is not that.

A while back, I did published a recipe for Tuscan Seasoning. This dish uses that seasoning mix. You can make it yourself, or purchase a Tuscan seasoning from the store. Just be sure to read the ingredients if you buy it. Many seasoning mixes add unwanted sugar and preservatives.

What You’ll Need

2 tbsp. Tuscan seasoning – This can be made at home in under 5 minutes, or you can purchase some from the store.

2 lb. chicken thighs – These should be raw, not frozen. I used boneless, skinless thighs and trimmed whatever fat I could get using kitchen scissors.

2 tsp. oil – This can be any oil you usually use in the kitchen.

Can You Prep Tuscan Chicken Ahead Of Time?

You can! Simply follow the recipe below up to the point of actually cooking them. You can prep the chicken with the oil and spices and then store them in an air-tight container overnight to make the next day.

Can You Freeze Tuscan Chicken?

Absolutely! You can freeze this raw or cooked. However, if you thawed your chicken, you don’t want to re-freeze it. Only freeze chicken you purchased raw at the store.

  • If you freeze this raw, you can freeze for up to six months.
  • If you freeze this cooked, you can freeze for up to 4 months.

How To make Tuscan Chicken Thighs

The chicken thighs in a mixing bowl with the oil and spices.

In a large mixing bowl, stir or toss all the ingredients together until the chicken is well coated in seasoning.

The spiced chicken thighs on the air fryer tray.

Place the chicken thighs in your air fryer.

Setting the air fryer to cook.

Cook for 15 minutes at 400F. This time can vary by air fryer. So keep an eye on these the first time you make them.

The finished Tuscan Chicken Thighs sitting on a cutting board.

Allow to cook for about 5 minutes before serving.

What Can You Serve Tuscan Chicken With?

  • Serve as is with a side of vegetable.
  • Shred and add to pasta with sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese.
  • Stir into a Tuscan rice bowl with brown rice and feta.
  • Add to a salad with beans, feta, sun dried tomatoes, chopped red onion and olives.

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Air Fryer Tuscan Chicken Thighs

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Tuscan Chicken Thighs just out of the air fryers, piled up on the air fryer tray.

Tuscan Chicken Thighs

A delicious air fryer recipe that will get dinner on the table fast!
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 517kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

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Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. tuscan seasoning
  • 2 lb. chicken thighs (raw)
  • 2 tsp. oil

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir or toss all the ingredients together until the chicken is well coated in seasoning.
    The chicken thighs in a mixing bowl with the oil and spices.
  • Place the chicken thighs in your air fryer.
    The spiced chicken thighs on the air fryer tray.
  • Cook for 15 minutes at 400F.
    Setting the air fryer to cook.
  • Allow to cook for about 5 minutes before serving.
    The finished Tuscan Chicken Thighs sitting on a cutting board.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg

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2 Comments

  1. May I ask if you recommend boneless thighs for this recipe? Thank you!

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