Chicken is one of the best things to cook in the air fryer. It comes out juicy, tender and delicious! Browse through these extra easy air fryer chicken recipes to find your next favorite.

The Best Air Fried Chicken Recipes

You can cook every kind of chicken in the air fryer including wings, thighs and breasts. You can even make a perfect air fried whole chicken.

We love the air fryer because it cooks quickly and gives chicken the best crispy skin. You can even cook chicken wings from frozen to crispy and delicious in about 30 minutes.

This listing includes all kinds of easy air fryer chicken recipes, let’s get to it.

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Wings are one of the first things a lot of people make in the air fryer. These recipes give you a few different options to try and even include an easy recipe for cooking wings from frozen straight out of the freezer!

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Overhead image of Buffalo Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings (No Thaw) tossed in creamy buffalo sauce

Buffalo Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings (No Thaw)

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Using an air fryer, you can take chicken wings from frozen to on the table in just 30 minutes. Cook your frozen chicken wings for 25-30 minutes at 400°Fahrenheit to produce amazingly crispy but also tender and juicy wings. Top with our creamy homemade buffalo sauce. This wing recipe is finger-licking good!
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Air fryer chicken wings on a sheet pan with carrots, celery and ranch

Air Fryer Chicken Wings from Feel Good Foodie

Air Fryer Chicken Wings are a healthier way to prepare wings without deep frying or long cook time. Crisp on the outside and so tender.
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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings from JZ Eats

These Lemon Pepper Wings are air fried for crispy perfection. This easy recipe makes the perfect game day appetizer or dinner!
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Air Fryer Chicken Thigh Recipes

Chicken thighs are a great cut of chicken for the air fryer. They have a little more fat in them than chicken breasts, so they stay juicy and flavorful. Choose from bone in, skin on thighs or boneless skinless thighs. Whatever your preference, we have a recipe for you.

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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs from The Almond Eater

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs from The Almond Eater

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs are crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and ready in under 25 minutes!
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Overhead image of air fryer chicken thighs with buffalo sauce

Easy Buffalo Chicken Thighs (Oven or Air Fryer)

5 from 1 rating
These juicy oven baked (or air fried) chicken thighs have delicious crispy skin smothered in a spicy buffalo sauce. Easy prep and a fancy homemade sauce make this the perfect weeknight dinner option!
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Air fryer Teriyaki Chicken from Enjoy Clean Eating

This air fryer teriyaki chicken recipe is healthy, delicious, and ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs (Crispy and Easy To Make) from Andi Anne Recipes

Air fryer chicken thighs are one of the easiest ways to cook chicken. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and totally delicious.
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Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipes

Cooking chicken breasts in the air fryer is an easy way to get chicken on your table fast. Use some simple seasonings or slather them in a sauce. You can even make “fried” chicken breasts.

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Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Breasts from Platings and Pairings

This foolproof recipe makes flavorful and tender air fryer chicken breasts every time, seasoned with simple herbs and spices.
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Air Fryer Fried Chicken (Gluten-Free) from Cooking on the Weekends

Air Fryer Fried Chicken (Gluten-Free) from Cooking on the Weekends

Air Fryer Fried Chicken is gluten-free and seasoned with lemon and herbs. With almost no oil, it’s crispy outside, and juicy inside. Perfect!
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Close up of sliced chicken breast with seasonings and green beans on side

The Best Ever Air Fryer Chicken Breast from The Bettered Blondie

This Air Fryer Chicken Breast is so flavorful, you will love every bite! The balsamic marinade is easy to make and helps keep the chicken so juicy.
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Angle image of sliced chicken breast with BBQ sauce with rice and broccoli

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken from Spoonful of Flavor

This easy method for Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Breast makes tender chicken with a sweet and tangy coating of BBQ sauce in 20 minutes.
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Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks Recipes

We cook drumsticks in our air fryer all the time. We just love the crispy skin and flavorful, juicy chicken. Plus, it’s an easy weeknight meal because they cook in about 30 minutes with some simple seasonings.

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Air fryer chicken drumsticks on a plate with chives sprinkled on top

Easy, Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

4.84 from 6 ratings
These crispy air fryer drumsticks are made with fresh drumsticks and a simple blend of seasonings. Crispy skin and tender, juicy chicken!
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3 breaded chicken drumsticks in an air fryer basket

Keto Southern Air Fryer Drumsticks from Beauty and the Foodie

Keto Southern Air Fryer Drumsticks are crisp and tender chicken drumsticks that are low-carb & paleo breaded and air-fried to perfection.
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Easy Chili Spiced Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks from Healy Eats Real

These chili spiced air fryer chicken drumsticks are crispy, juicy and flavorful with a kick. They can be made quickly for an easy meal.
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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipes

Typically fried in oil, chicken tenders are made healthier in the air fryer. Coat the tenders with some delicious seasonings and pick out your favorite dip for these chicken tenders.

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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders from Whole Kitchen Sink

These Whole30 and Paleo air fryer chicken tenders are perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle. They’re a healthy, low carb and delicious.
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Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders from Paleoish Krista

Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders from Paleoish Krista

Looking for the best gluten-free air fryer chicken tender recipe? These crisp and juicy Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders are just what you need!
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Almond Flour Air Fried Chicken from Fresh Fit Kitchen

Almond Flour Air Fried Chicken from Fresh Fit Kitchen

Almond Flour Air Fried Chicken is a recipe for gluten free crispy chicken. Chicken without breadcrumbs, but with plenty of crunch.
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Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets Recipes

Chicken nuggets are the perfect bite-sized treat. They cook up nice and crispy on the outside in the air fryer and are a family favorite. Pass the ranch!

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Gluten free air fryer chicken nuggets on a plate with ranch dipping sauce.

Amazing Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

5 from 3 ratings
Healthy air fryer chicken nuggets in under 30 minutes! These air fryer nuggets are made with chicken breast and lightly breaded with almond flour, tapioca flour and some simple seasonings.
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Plate of small chicken nuggets with sauce on side

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets from Bites of Wellness

Air fryer chicken nuggets are an easy, healthy recipe the whole family will love! Low carb homemade chicken nuggets, gluten free and Whole30.
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Crusted chicken nuggets in a dish with ketchup in middle

Crispy Paleo Chicken Nuggets from Fresh Water Peaches

You’re going to love these Crispy Paleo Chicken Nuggets! They can be baked or air fried, and only take 40 minutes to make – start to finish!
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20 Extra Easy Air Fryer Chicken Recipes: Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Juicy on the inside and a little crispy on the outside, we'll walk you through exactly how to cook chicken breasts in the air fryer. Plus, we've rounded up 30 extra easy air fryer chicken recipes for any occasion. The best healthy air fryer recipes for beginners!

Ingredients

  • 2 (2 ) Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (See recipe notes for cooking different sizes of chicken breasts)
  • 1 tbsp (1 tbsp) avocado oil, (or other cooking oil of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp (1/2 tsp) sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp (1/2 tsp) pepper
  • 2 tsp (2 tsp) Italian seasoning

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Pat the chicken breasts with a paper towel to remove any water.
  • Rub or brush the breasts with avocado oil. Sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning (or other seasoning of choice).
  • Place chicken in the air fryer and cook at 400° Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Be sure to preheat your air fryer if required.
  • Flip the chicken breasts and cook on the other side for 10 more minutes, or until the thickest part of the breast reaches 165° Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the chicken from the air fryer. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.

Notes

If you know how much your individual breasts weigh, you can follow the general cooking times below. Times noted are for boneless, skinless chicken breasts:
  • 8 oz breast 400° for 16-18 minutes
  • 10 oz breast 400° for 18-20 minutes
  • 12 oz breast 400° for 20-22 minutes
Calories: 393kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 48g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Fiber: 2g
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