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Best Healthy and Flavorful Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

Chicken is my favorite thing to air fry, because to comes out juicy and delicious inside, with a nice crispy exterior. Keep reading for all the best air fryer chicken recipes that will become staples in your kitchen!

sliced air fryer chicken breast on a plate
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Below I include 35+ chicken recipes perfect for a weeknight dinner. These recipes include classics like Southern fried chicken, Asian-inspired favorites like General Tso’s chicken, and traditional Italian dishes like chicken parm.

I also include a simple recipe for air-fried chicken breast at the end of this article. There is truly something for everyone.

🥘Cooking Chicken in the Air Fryer

Chicken is a lean protein source, available everywhere, and still relatively inexpensive. It is no surprise most Americans eat it frequently!

And an air fryer is perfect for cooking chicken because it is so versatile. You can make most recipes in about 30 minutes, making it ideal for busy weeknights.

And the air fryer cooks chicken without much oil, so it is a healthy way to cook. But best of all, air fryer chicken tastes fantastic! It is juicy and delicious. Browse through the list of recipes and find something new and exciting to make this week!

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Best Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

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Best Air Fryer Chicken Recipes – Easy Air Fried Chicken Breast

Get 35+ air fryer chicken recipes, including this recipe for easy air fryer chicken breasts.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time28 mins
Servings: 3
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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil or oil of choice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel.
    2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Coat the chicken with oil and sprinkle on the paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Then place the breast in the air fryer basket.
    1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Air fry at 380 degrees F for 15-18 minutes, flipping the pieces over once. If you use chicken cutlets, they will only need about 10-12 minutes of cooking time instead.
  • Use an instant-read thermometer to verify that the internal temperature has reached at least 160 degrees F.
  • Take the pieces of chicken out and let them rest on a plate for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs or lemon wedges.


For Frozen Chicken Breast:

The meat needs to be frozen as individual pieces of chicken, not as a big clump. Rub or spray the pieces with olive oil and add the seasoning. Cook it in a 360-degree F air fryer for 20-25 minutes, flipping it halfway through the cooking time. 


It is always best to check the internal temperature with a thermometer. If you don’t have one, slice it at the thickest part to check for doneness.
Change the seasoning by adding onion powder and chili powder or using your favorite seasonings such as Jerk or Italian seasoning.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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By on February 25th, 2023

4 thoughts on “Best Healthy and Flavorful Air Fryer Chicken Recipes”

  1. 5 stars
    Loved this simple recipe for air fryer chicken breasts. We made some for dinner to go with a salad and will be having the leftovers in wraps tomorrow.


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