A collection of the best air fryer chicken recipes on the Internet so you can enjoy dinner again.
If you’ve ever made chicken in the air fryer, you know how juicy it comes out. Turns out you can make a whole lot of chicken recipes in there!
You can cook everything from breaded chicken, chicken wings, fried chicken, keto chicken, and even whole chickens!
It’s honestly crazy how many kinds of chicken you can make in this thing.
The best part is each piece of chicken comes out cooked perfectly. They’re tender, juicy, and some are even extra crispy on the outside!
I’ve put together a list of 40 chicken recipes that can all be made in the air fryer. Take a look below then choose and make your favorites!
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A Few Notes About Cooking Chicken in the Air Fryer
- Chicken should ALWAYS be cooked until it reaches 165 degrees
- To keep chicken from getting tough, pull it out as soon as it reaches 165 degrees – I use an Instant-Read Thermometer to check this quickly
- Wet betters do not work the best in the air fryer. Using a breaded, flour, or baking powder coating will work best.
- Flipping the chicken will allow a golden brown on both sides of the chicken. The heat source is on the top, so it will always cook slightly faster!
- Always preheat your air fryer when cooking chicken. It allows the chicken to cook evenly and it will taste the best! Think of it like preheating an oven and even a pan!
Now let’s dive into some delicious air fryer chicken recipes!
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Best Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
A collection of the absolute best air fryer chicken recipes on the Internet!
Air Fryer Chicken Wings with Buffalo Sauce
Crispy chicken wings are coated with homemade buffalo sauce to create a delicious spicy game day snack.
Air Fryer Bone-In Chicken Breasts
Air Fryer Bone-in Chicken Breasts are coated in brown sugar, paprika, and red pepper flakes for a sweet and spicy dinner dish.
Air Fryer Orange Chicken
Air Fryer chicken cubes are covered in an sweet orange citrus sauce.
Air Fryer Whole Chicken
A whole chicken is roasted in the air fryer with seasoning and made with just 5 ingredients.
Air Fryer Fried Chicken
Crispy, juicy, Southern fried chicken legs made with buttermilk in the air fryer and without excess grease and oil!
Air Fryer Honey Soy Chicken Thighs
An air fryer chicken thighs recipe with Asian flavor that is easy to make and delicious to eat.
Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breast
This air fryer stuffed chicken breast is elegant enough for entertaining guests, and easy enough to whip up for a quick weeknight dinner!
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls
Air fryer buffalo chicken egg rolls combine chicken, buffalo sauce, and cheddar cheese inside a crunchy shell for an egg roll with a punch!
Air Fryer Bone In Chicken Thighs
These air fryer bone in chicken thighs are crispy and buttery on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. This recipe is so easy to make.
Air Fryer Chicken Legs
Air fryer chicken legs are crispy and juicy, and take 20 minutes to prep and cook! All you need is some chicken and a variety of seasonings.
Air Fryer Cornish Hen
Skip the store-bought rotisserie chicken and make this easy air fryer cornish hen recipe right at home! Five easy steps to perfectly cooked birds with irresistibly crispy skin.
Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks
Crispy air fried chicken is basted with BBQ sauce to create a flavorful chicken meal.
Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings
Crispy air fryer chicken wings are cooked in lemon pepper seasoning then coated with a lemon pepper honey wet sauce for extra flavor.
Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
Air fryer chicken fajitas are coated in chili lime seasoning for a spicy flavorful dinner.
Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters
A delicious and easy way to make chicken leg quarters for dinner!
Air Fryer Grilled Chicken
Ditch the cumbersome grill and make this air fryer grilled chicken in just 15 minutes! It’s the easiest way to get tender, juicy chicken breasts you’ll want to make again and again.
Air Fryer Boneless Wings
Air fryer boneless wings are perfect for a quick and delicious busy weeknight dinner! Use fresh or frozen Anytizer chicken, toss with your favorite sauce, and enjoy!
Shake and Bake Chicken In The Air Fryer
Shake and bake chicken in air fryer is crispy and delicious! This simple air fryer recipe is so easy to prepare –– ready in just 30 minutes!
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders With Flour
Have you ever tried making air fryer chicken tenders with flour? No breadcrumbs necessary for ultra-crispy tenders that will have the whole family asking for seconds!
Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets
Air fryer chicken cutlets turn out crispy, golden, & delicious with only 10 minutes of cook time! Enjoy on their own, with pasta, & more.
Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken
Easy air fryer teriyaki chicken tastes even better than takeout and can be ready in less than 45 minutes! Crispy chicken bites in homemade teriyaki sauce are downright irresistible.
Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Wings
Ready for super crispy wings that can be ready in just 30 minutes? Air fryer breaded chicken wings use a simple breading for crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside perfection!
Frozen Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer
Hot, crispy, and perfect for dipping in your favorite sauces —there are so many delicious reasons to make frozen chicken wings in the air fryer!
Blackened Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
For a low-carb meal, try air fryer chicken tenders with no breading! Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, & simply delicious.
Air Fryer Chicken Katsu
This panko breadcrumb-crusted chicken katsu air fryer recipe has a crispy exterior and juicy interior, making it irresistible.
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
A family favorite, these air fryer chicken nuggets are tender, crispy, and juicy! Great for a quick dinner or potluck appetizer.
Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings
These 3-ingredient air fryer BBQ chicken wings are so easy! Dry rub adds flavor & the air fryer cooks them to perfection.
Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken
A delicious sweet and sour sauce drizzled on top of air fryer chicken to create a delicious Asian dish.
Air Fryer Chicken Breast
An easy and delicious take on chicken breasts that takes just 12 minutes to make. With a golden brown crusting and a tender inside, these chicken breasts are perfect by themselves or added in a light salad.
Garlic Parmesan Wings in the Air Fryer
From game day to family dinner, there’s always time for garlic parmesan wings in the air fryer! Crispy, delicious, and ready in 45 minutes.
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Air fryer buffalo chicken tenders feature sauce cooked right into the chicken! When you don’t dip, the breading can stay perfectly crispy.
Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken in the Air Fryer
Satisfy your takeout cravings right from home by making Trader Joe’s orange chicken in the air fryer! Crispy, flavorful, and ready in about fifteen minutes.
Frozen Chicken Thighs in the Air Fryer
For a quick dinner, cook frozen chicken thighs in the air fryer! Lemon pepper seasoning adds just the right punch of flavor.
Air Fryer Pineapple Chicken
A delicious and convenient way to make pineapple chicken in just minutes! It's sweet and full of Hawaiian flavor.
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Homemade chicken tenders coated in an airy, crispy panko breadcrumbs and made in just 15 minutes.
Popcorn Chicken in the Air Fryer
Need an irresistible appetizer? Throw some frozen popcorn chicken in the air fryer! Crunchy, delicious bites are ready in just 10 minutes.
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Breasts are full of flavor and can be cooked right on the fly!
Dino Nuggets in the Air Fryer
Need a quick dinner the kids will love? Just throw some dino nuggets in the air fryer! You can go from freezer to table in about 10 minutes.
Air Fryer Chicken Caprese
Air fryer chicken caprese cooks quickly in the air fryer and is topped off with fresh mozzarella cheese and red, ripe tomatoes for a delicious, healthy and easy dinner, ready in about 20 minutes.
Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
Air fryer honey garlic chicken wings are air fried to the perfect crispiness and tossed with a sweet and salty honey garlic sauce.
Air Fryer Greek Chicken Meatballs
Air Fryer Greek Chicken Meatballs are made with ground chicken, oregano and lemon flavors and make a perfect and quick weeknight
Spicy-Sweet Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
These Spicy-Sweet Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are so darn quick and easy to whip up!
Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs
Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs are full of delicious Asian flavor! Make these
easy chicken skewers as an appetizer, party food, or for a super easy
Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
Wrap this chicken in bacon and sprinkle a little brown sugar on top for an incredible air fryer BBQ chicken recipe!
Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken
This Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken recipe makes enough to eat now and freeze leftovers for later! Serve it with your favorite dipping sauces, over salad or mac and cheese, or in hoagie rolls.
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs with Dry Rub
These Air Fryer Chicken Thighs use a simple drub rub to get an incredible crispy and flavorful chicken!
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
Air fryer chicken parmesan has a Panko crispy coating, marinara sauce, and melted mozzarella. It’s a family favorite!
Air Fryer Pickle-Brined Chicken Nuggets
Air fryer pickle-brined chicken nuggets are marinated in pickle juice then breaded and air fried until crispy golden brown.
Air Fryer Chicken Legs
Cook a healthier version of fried chicken with this Air Fryer Chicken Legs recipe with a perfect blend of seasoning and a crispy exterior.
Air Fryer Dry Rub Whole Chicken
Air fryer whole dry rub chicken has the perfect blend of dry rub spices. The chicken comes out of the air fryer moist and delicious.
Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast
Air fryer Parmesan crusted chicken breasts are juicy with a crispy crust. Great for family dinner or meal prep.
Air Fryer Chicken Breasts with Cornflake Crumbs
Air Fryer Chicken Breast covered in a homemade cornflake coating making it juicy and delicious!
Spicy Pineapple-Glazed Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Indulge in these delicious crispy chicken wings glazed with a sweet and spicy pineapple glaze.
Air Fryer Jamaican Fried Chicken
This Jamaican Fried Chicken recipe consists of delicious low carb, flourless succulent chicken thighs cooked to a crisp in an air fryer.
Air Fryer Naked Chicken Tenders
Tender, juicy, and full of flavor, these naked chicken tenders are ready in no time. There’s no breading so these air fryer chicken fingers are low carb and fuss-free!
Air Fryer Korean Fried Chicken
This air fryer Korean fried chicken is my family's favorite meal. Chicken
pieces are air fried to crunchy perfection and then tossed in a sweet-spicy, totally addictive gochujang sauce.
Crispy Air Fryer Sesame Chicken
Air Fryer Sesame Chicken is fried to a crispy golden-brown in the air fryer and then tossed in an addictive sweet-savory sesame sauce. It's even better than takeout!
Air Fryer Chicken and Potatoes
Air Fryer chicken and potatoes is the easiest and tastiest weeknight
dinner! Plus, the chicken and potatoes cook together in the air fryer!
Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken
How to easily make an at-home rotisserie chicken in the air fryer! Your air fryer must have a rotisserie feature to make this recipe.
Air Fryer Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pockets
Cheesy buffalo chicken pockets are an easy to make dinner that’s surprisingly healthy!
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken is filled with cheesy jalapenos wrapped in crispy bacon.
Air Fryer Pretzel Chicken Cordon Bleu
This Air Fryer pretzel chicken cordon bleu has a crunchy pretzel crust and the melty Swiss cheese make for a perfect twist on a classic weeknight meal!
Szechuan Air Fryer Wings
Zesty Asian flavors make these Szechuan Air Fryer wings unforgettable! Easy and ready in 30 minutes with no oil.
Air Fryer Copycat KFC Chicken
Air Fryer Copycat KFC Chicken is made in minutes and rewards
you with a juicy center and a crispy outside. You won’t believe how authentic it tastes!
Chili Spiced Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks
These chili spiced air fryer chicken drumsticks are crispy, juicy and flavorful with a kick.
Air Fryer Peanut Chicken
This Air Fryer Peanut Chicken gives you all the taste of a classic Chicken Satay, but a lot less work!
Low Carb Indian Chicken Tikka
These Low Carb Indian Chicken Tikka Bites is incredibly easy to make and packed with delicious Indian flavors.
40 Best Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
A collection of the best air fryer chicken recipes including this air fryer chicken tenders recipe!
- 1 pound chicken tenderloins (or chicken breasts)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
- If using chicken breasts, cut them into thin 1-inch strips.
- Set up the batter by putting the flour and eggs in separate bowls. Whisk the eggs.
- Fill a third bowl with panko breadcrumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix to combine.
- Dip chicken tenderloins or breasts into flour, then the eggs, and lastly the breadcrumbs.
- Place coated chicken in the air fryer. Do not overcrowd. Cook for 7-10 minutes, until 165 degrees F at the thickest part.
- Enjoy immediately or freeze for up to 3 months.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 42g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.
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I’m trying to get use to my air fryer and your recipes will be a big help.