CrispLid Mexican Chicken Thighs

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Rated 5.0 based on 8 customer reviews
CrispLid Mexican Chicken Thighs
CrispLid Mexican Chicken Thighs


For best results, we recommend using:


Mealthy Tip

Make a batch of this chicken, slice it into strips, and freeze for a later use!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 188 calories; 9g fat; 0.7g carbohydrates; 27g protein; 137mg cholesterol; 737mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.9g
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 737mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 0.7g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Alli Shircliff says:

The leftover chicken is perfect for quesadillas the next day!

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Ronald Steury says:

This was my first CrispLid recipe. Made six pieces. A little discouraging that could only do 3-4 pieces at once. But chicken was well done, moist & tasty in 16 mins (for every 3 pieces - could have done 4 but not all 6). Chicken was mildly crusty and seasoning was delicious. Easy clean-up with all the grease caught in the stainless steel bowl. Will make again and may never use my old air fryer again.

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Ronald Burke says:

I used bone-in thighs and followed the recipe except for the timing. I did 10 minutes skin down, and 30 minutes skin up. A squeeze of lime was the perfect finish!

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Jeanie Ahrens says:

This was my first CrispLid recipe and it was easy and delicious! I followed the recipe exactly. Spraying the basket with cooking spray before cooking will help with cleanup.

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Tiffany Cruz says:

These were delicious! I made them with boneless skinless thighs because that’s what I had but still came out amazing!! Will make these on rotation for sure!

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Alyson Del Vecchio says:

This is a favorite of ours. My only complaint is that I wish I could fit more in the basket. My husband and son love these so I make a lot of them and try to have some ready for easy meal prep. The spices are perfect and the chicken is so moist. Great recipe!

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Leslie Reese says:

These were really good. Made 3 large B/S thighs for the 2 of us and now we can have chicken tacos with the leftovers. These will always be a go to. Pretty quick and easy! Notes: I put a Mealthy cup of water in the bottom of my pot to keep any oils from burning/smoking. When finished, we removed the chicken and took the pot to the sink. With hot water running we took out the trivet and placed the basket in the bottom of the pot, turned the trivet upside down and added hot water (enough to cover the basket) and a dash of soap. Super easy clean up after dinner.

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Isaac Mase says:

I made this for my family and turned out perfect. Thank you.