15 Air Fryer Chicken Recipes That Are Simple and Easy

15 of the Best Chicken Recipes in the Air Fryer

Chicken is one of the best and trickiest foods to make in the air fryer! Are you surprised?

If you don’t do it right, your chicken will dry out and dinner is ruined. That’s why I am here for you!

Check out this YouTube video where I share 3 tips to making the best chicken in the air fryer. Then, continue reading to discover 15 chicken recipes that you can make in the air fryer!

15 Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Easy air fryer chicken breast
You'll love my tips for quick and easy air fryer chicken breasts! Perfect as a main dish or use the chicken to complement your favorite salad or pasta bowl!
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One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies for the Air Fryer or Oven

Sheet pan chicken and veggies
I love this easy, healthy dinner recipe! One-pan chicken and veggies with a simple, delicious honey garlic marinade!
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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs Make Perfect Chicken Street Tacos! (Easy Dinner Idea + VIDEO)

These air fryer chicken thighs are seasoned just right and cooked to perfection. There’s not much prep time needed, just enough to season the chicken!
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The Easiest Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

easy air fryer chicken fajitas
I'm excited to share this easy, quick, delicious air fryer recipe with you! My family loves air fryer chicken fajitas and I love that it is easy and ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Quick & Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

air fryer chicken wings
Make perfectly cooked chicken wings in the air fryer - straight from frozen, with almost no prep time, and less cooking time than in the oven!
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Tasty Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies with Balsamic Marinade

This tasty, flavorful, and fresh balsamic chicken and vegetables in the air fryer is a HUGE hit in our home.
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Crispy and Delicious Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan- Ready in 20 minutes!

Your next go-to family meal is this beautiful, crunchy, and flavor-packed chicken parmesan made right in your air fryer!
The best chicken parmesan in the air fryer ever that everyone will love.
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Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Recipe

easy honey mustard grilled chicken
This grilled honey mustard chicken recipe is easy, quick, and delicious! I love it!
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The Best Air Fryer Whole Chicken 

Can you make a whole chicken in the air fryer? Yes! And it is so easy too!
Air Fryer Whole Chicken is one of the easiest air fryer recipes. All you need is an hour to make this amazing, tender chicken in the air fryer.

Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe

Best baked chicken taquitos recipe
Creamy baked chicken taquitos with a crispy crunch on the outside.
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Crunchy and Healthy Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken (No Oil)

Crunchy and Healthy Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken (No Oil)
Looking for the ULTIMATE crunchy air fryer popcorn chicken?! This version calls for ZERO OIL, and plenty juicy while still healthy!
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Hibachi Style Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce in the Air Fryer

Simple, quick, and easy hibachi style chicken with yum yum sauce in the air fryer is a delicious and flavorful air fryer meal you will love!
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Simple Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Air fryer chicken tenderloins on plate
These air fried chicken tenders are covered in a crispy, flavorful breading, and each bite is juicy and delicious.
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The Crispiest Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Fried chicken in the air fryer is easy and healthy!
The healthiest and crispiest fried chicken in the air fryer!
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Top Air Fryer Questions When Cooking Chicken Breast Recipes

Why is my chicken not crispy in the air fryer?

Generally, if you are not cooking the chicken at a high enough temperature your chicken might not get as crispy as you’d like. 

Try spraying the chicken with a little olive oil at the end and bumping up the temperature another 10-20 degrees for 2-3 minutes and then you should see the chicken get more crispy.

What types of seasonings should I use for an air fryer chicken breast recipe?

My go-to spices when trying to quickly flavor a piece of chicken breast are either kosher salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, a little flour, black pepper, lemon pepper, or any other seasoning blend I have in the cabinet.

Lemon juice is also a great way to bump up the flavor without excess ingredients and sodium.

Can I put raw chicken in an air fryer?

When you are looking to air fry chicken it can be either raw chicken(either fresh or frozen) or even just plain chicken nuggets. Just make sure that you are pulling the air fryer basket out to check the internal temperature of the chicken with an instant read thermometer

Can I undercook chicken in the air fryer?

You most definitely can, which is why it is important to use an instant read thermometer to check the internal temperature and make sure that the chicken is reaching at least 160 degrees F or 72 degrees C. 

How do you store already made chicken?

Once you have cooked your protein, store the leftovers in an airtight container for storage until later. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or a total time of 3 months in the freezer. 

However, if you choose to freeze the chicken, the freezer bags are a great way to minimize space, plus you can write on the bag in nutrition information you might need as well as the date!

Final Thoughts

After a lot of trial and error, I finally figured out how to cook juicy chicken breast in the air fryer. And, I know you can too! If you have chicken and an air fryer, then it is time to try these recipes. You got this! Share with me which recipe you are going to try first!


Don’t make the same mistakes with your air fryer as I have. Check out these air fryer guides.

Some of my favorite air fryer recipes.

Head over to YouTube to watch me make these and more air fryer recipes!

Ingredients: Chicken
Meal Type: Main Dish, Popular, Recipe Roundup, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

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