Who's ready for air fryer chicken recipes? It's no surprise that chicken is the most frequently eaten meat in the United States. It's delicious, a source of lean protein and very versatile! Versatility means it's easy to cook chicken several times per week and never get bored with it.
That versatility also includes cooking it in an air fryer. In just a few minutes you can have a deliciously cooked dinner ready for the family.
By using warm air that circulates over your chicken, an air fryer can keep the interior nice and moist while creating a crispy exterior.
Plus, you get those results without having to use a lot of added oil. That's a big bonus!
How to Choose an Air Fryer:
If you haven't yet purchased a hot air fryer, I recommend doing a bit of research as to which one to choose. There are differences as to the quantity you can cook at once, how much counter space is needed for the airfryer, control panel options and, of course, price.
One of the most highly rated air fryers is the Ninja Air Fryer. It holds up well when comparing the food it cooks to traditionally deep-fried foods and it has a 4-quart ceramic-coated basket.
I just received the PowerXL Vortex Air Fryer. I haven't yet used it, but am excited to give it a try and let you know what I think.
I do see that it has great ratings and even without trying it yet, I LOVE the bright red color! (It's also available in black if red isn't your thing.)
I have personally used an Avalon Bay Air Fryer. While I liked the way it cooked the food, the handle on mine broke, making it hard to replace and remove the cooking basket.
I can't totally place the blame on the fryer as I may have helped contribute to it breaking – so I'm undecided on that point!
When you choose your air fryer, just think about the features and size you need, then read reviews on the model you're considering before making your final purchase decision.
14 Flavorful Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
Skinny Air Fryer Chicken Wings by Plum Crazy
These air fryer chicken wings are easy to make and a healthier alternative to frying them without losing any of the amazing flavors. The exterior comes out with a touch of crispiness while the insides are moist and flavorful.
Parmesan Chicken Tenders by You Brew My Tea
The whole family will love these delicious air fryer Parmesan chicken tenders. This simple meal is packed with flavor!
Air Fryer Fajita Chicken by A Mom's Impression
Both adults and kids love fajita chicken, especially when it's served Hasselback style, stuffed with peppers and onions. Yum!
Air Fryer Chicken Egg Rolls by Slap Dash Mom
Egg rolls aren't typically the healthiest choice because they're normally fried in grease…but these air fryer chicken egg rolls are only ONE Weight Watchers Point! Pair them with cauliflower fried rice for a quick lunch or dinner.
5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken by Bitz and Giggles
Chicken tenderloins are dredged in egg and Panko, then air-fried to create a crispy crust. A little salt and squeeze of lemon brings this dish to life!
Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos by Wundermom
Grab a few rotisserie chickens at the store to shred and use in making these easy chicken and cheese taquitos. They're perfect for making ahead of time and freezing for lunches or a quick grab-and-go dinner.
Air Fried Chicken Quesadillas by Plum Crazy
The air fryer gives these chicken quesadillas some yummy crispy goodness while also melting the inside to the perfect gooey texture.
Air Fried Chicken by Spend with Pennies
Air fryer chicken thighs are healthy, hearty and full of flavor, with almost zero prep work. Put a new spin on them with a fun sauce, or eat them as is for a crispy skin “fried chicken” experience.
Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken by Kleinworth and Co.
This quick and easy chicken dinner recipe takes only 30 minutes. You can’t beat the convenience of dinner in the air fryer!
Air Fryer Whole Chicken by Recipes From a Pantry
This easy air fryer whole chicken is juicy with a perfectly crispy skin and is ready in just 1 hour. Perfect for gluten-free, low-carb, Paleo and keto dieters.
Crispy Air Fryer Wings by Daily DIY Life
These tender, juicy, and delicious crispy chicken wings are pretty darn close to restaurant quality wings! Cook with simple spices, then toss in your favorite wing sauce.
Huli Huli Air Fryer Chicken by Two Sleevers
Give your chicken a tropical flare with this recipe! Make the sauce and the chicken at the same time and get a sweet and slightly spicy, family-friendly dinner on the table FAST!
Air Fryer BBQ Wings by Clarks Condensed
This recipe uses a combination of BBQ sauce and Coke to make a delicious sauce for basting.
Chicken Jalfrezi by by Two Sleevers
Chicken Jalfrezi is basically a fancy way of saying a chicken curry dish with stir-fried veggies. It's a great way to use up leftovers, and you can make it as spicy as you want!