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Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thighs with Cilantro Lime Avocado Crema

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

This is sure to please all of your dinner guests!

Chicken Thighs with Cilantro-Lime Crema

Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thighs with Cilantro Lime Avocado Crema


  • 1.5 lbs bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (this gets you much more flavor than boneless)

  • 4 limes

  • one bunch of fresh cilantro

  • 2 to 4 tbsp minced garlic

  • Salt & Pepper

  • 1/2 tbsp cumin

  • 2 tbsp chile lime seasoning

  • olive oil

  • 2 to 4 tbsp sour cream or Mexican crema


  1. Add chicken thighs to a bowl or ziplock bag, then add juice from 2 limes, 2 tbsp minced garlic, 2-3 pinches of salt, fresh ground pepper, ½ tbsp cumin, and 1 tbsp chile lime seasoning.

  2. Let marinate for at least 20 minutes or up to overnight for the best flavor.

  3. Airfry chicken thighs at 425F for 17-20 minutes or until cooked to 165F internal temperature.

While thighs are roasting, make the sauce:

  1. In a food processor or blender add a handful of cilantro, 2 tbsp minced garlic, 2 to 4 tbsp crema or sour cream, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp chile lime seasoning, 2 medium avocado, and the juice of 2 limes. Blend to desired consistency.

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