We love creating new air fryer chicken recipes – the chicken always turns out so juicy and tender and the air fryer makes it so simple! We gathered up 11 of our family favorite chicken recipes for you to try!
The air fryer is the greatest new kitchen invention since the microwave. I believe that the air fryer is great for nearly anything you can cook, but chicken (and okay, yes, potatoes) are one of my favorite things to cook in the air fryer!
Sure, you could just make air fryer frozen chicken nuggets, but you’d really be missing out on all of the potential. Chicken turns out so moist and flavorful in the air fryer!
We gathered up 11 of our favorite air fryer chicken recipes and popped them all right here for you!
Just one thing…which will you make first?
The BEST Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
We gathered up 11 of our favorite chicken recipes and popped them all right here for you! These are simple, family favorites that are so easy thanks to the air fryer.
Air Fried Chick Fil A Nuggets
We recreated the popular Chick-Fil-A nuggets at home and cooked them in the air fryer to make things a bit easier and healthier!
Buffalo Chicken Flautas
These chicken flautas are filled with a spicy buffalo chicken mixture and then air fried until they're crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. Serve these up with a side of ranch or blue cheese for dipping.
Air Fryer Drumsticks
These air fried drumsticks are savory and easy to make with very little mess!
Air Fryer Orange Chicken
This easy orange chicken recipe is made in an air fryer and tossed in a homemade sauce. It is a great recipe for an Asian inspired homemade family meal!
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
This is the easiest homemade chicken parmesan recipe you will find! It is all cooked in a single air fryer basket and beginning to end is complete in about 20 minutes!
Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken
We stuffed a creamy spinach filling inside these chicken breasts and cooked them to perfection in the air fryer!
Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
AIR FRYER CHICKEN FAJITAS is a great hands-off recipe for making your favorite fajita! The chicken and veggies cook together magnificently in our homemade seasoning!
Honey Chipotle Chicken Strips
This recipe is inspired by our favorite chicken strips at Chili's, but we started with frozen strips to keep it easy and just recreated the 5 ingredient honey chipotle sauce. This sauce is both sweet and spicy and perfect for tossing your chicken strips in or just using as a dip.
Captain Crunch Chicken Strips
These captain crunch chicken strips are very similar to the sweet breading on the very popular Planet Hollywood chicken strips! As a bonus we are sharing the recipe for our favorite dipping sauce to go with it!
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings
Nothing beats a pile of crispy wings tossed in sauce and we worked hard to get this Garlic Parmesan sauce just right. It's rich and butter, loaded with garlic flavor, and just a touch of heat thanks to the red pepper flakes.
Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls
Just like you'd find in a restaurant, these Southwest egg rolls make the perfect appetizer, snack, or main course! Loaded with protein and flavor, we like to serve these with a simple mashed avocado dip or some Southwest dip.
Tips and Tricks for Cooking Chicken in the Air Fryer:
As always, you’ll want chicken that is similar in size for each batch. Pound out breasts and thighs to an even thickness. If you’re chopping or cutting your chicken, make sure to cut into uniform sizes. This is a simple way to ensure each bite is perfect!
While most air fryers do cook pretty much the same, some will cook a bit faster or slower than others and some will run a bit hotter or cooler. Get to know your air fryer and adjust the cook times accordingly. If it seems like things are often overdone, just start reducing the cooking time by a few minutes and checking for doneness early. For chicken, you can use a meat thermometer to ensure food safety by cooking the chicken to at least 165 degrees F in the center.
How long do you cook chicken breasts in an air fryer?
Our air fryer boneless chicken breast recipe calls for a 10 minute cook time in the air fryer at 380 degrees or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees internally. Chicken may cook a bit quicker or slower, depending on the size and thickness of the meat.
How long to cook chicken wings in air fryer?
We love cooking frozen chicken wings in the air fryer. We place them in the air fryer straight from the freezre (no thawing) and cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
Comments & Reviews
Barbara L Sherrill says
These really sound easy and tasty. I am going to try a couple each week or so. Thank you for all the recipes and postings you give us.
Hope you love them, Barbara! 🙂