How Long to Cook Chicken Thighs in a Deep Fryer
It takes between 12 and 18 minutes to deep-fry chicken thighs to golden-brown perfection, depending on the size of the pieces. You'll want to heat the oil to at least 325 degrees before adding the chicken. Once you start cooking, make sure not to overcrowd the fryer; fry just a few pieces of chicken at a time. If you add too much meat to the fryer at once, it will drop the temperature of the oil, leading to soggy, greasy chicken instead of pieces that are crispy and delicious.
If you don’t have a deep fryer, baking chicken thighs in the oven at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes is a delicious alternative.