Are you looking for a way to cook chicken that is healthy and delicious?
Look no further than your air fryer!
Air frying chicken is a great way to get that crispy texture without using a lot of oil.
Check out these 7 easy air fryer chicken recipes for some inspiration. You’re sure to find a recipe you love!
Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
You can convert many chicken recipes to cook in an air fryer. Below are some of my favourites.
This is a super simple recipe for cooking chicken breasts in the air fryer.
Season your chicken breasts with your favourite spices, then cook at 180C for up to 20 minutes depending on the size of the chicken breast.
Chicken wings are a delicious and easy-to-make snack that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike. And, thanks to the air fryer, they can now be made with minimal fuss and maximum flavour.
To make air fryer chicken wings, simply toss the wings in your favourite sauce or seasoning, then place them in the air fryer basket. Cook for around 25 minutes at 200C flipping once halfway through.
You’ll end up with crispy, juicy chicken wings that can be served up alongside potato wedges, sweet potato fries or chips.
Chicken thighs are a great option for air frying, as they are packed with flavour and tend to be moister than chicken breasts.
To cook chicken thighs in the air fryer, simply season them with your favourite spices and cook at 200C for around 25 minutes for bone-in, and about 20 minutes for boneless, flipping once halfway through.
Chicken drumsticks are a delicious and easy-to-prepare meal. The skin becomes crispy when cooked in an air fryer, and the meat is juicy and full of flavour.
For a simple yet tasty dish, season the chicken with salt, pepper, and your favourite herbs or spices.
Then, place the drumsticks in the air fryer basket and cook for 25 minutes at 200C, flipping over halfway through.
Enjoy your air fried chicken drumsticks with a side of roasted potatoes or a salad for a complete meal.
Cooking a whole chicken in an air fryer is a great way to get the same delicious roasted chicken taste without having to heat up an oven.
After seasoning the chicken as desired, place it in the air fryer breast side down and cook for about 45 minutes at 180C. Turn it over and cook for a further 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
When the chicken is done, remove it from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes before carving.
Air fryer chicken nuggets are a healthier version of this fast-food classic.
Made with just a few simple ingredients, they’re crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
And best of all, they’re cooked in an air fryer, so there’s no need to turn on the oven. To make them, simply combine sliced chicken breasts, spices, and bread crumbs in a bowl.
Then, working in batches, coat the chicken in the breading and place it in the air fryer.
Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
Serve with your favourite dipping sauce and enjoy!
Chicken Kiev is a classic dish that is sometimes deep-fried, but these air fryer chicken Kiev balls are a healthier alternative. Delicious garlic butter oozes on the inside as you take a bite.
The chicken is coated in a breadcrumb and herb mixture, then rolled in beaten eggs and seasoned breadcrumbs.
It is then cooked in the air fryer for about 10 minutes at 200C, until golden brown.
These chicken Kiev balls are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, and they make a great appetiser or main course.
Serve them with a dipping sauce, such as ranch dressing or sour cream, and enjoy!
How To Tell If Chicken Is Cooked
There are a few different ways to tell if the chicken is cooked.
One is to use a meat thermometer; the internal temperature of cooked chicken should be at least 75C.
Another way to tell is by looking at the colour of the meat; cooked chicken will be white or pale throughout, with no pink areas remaining.
Finally, you can also cut into the chicken to check that it is cooked through; the juices should run clear, with no pink or red areas remaining.
If you’re ever in doubt, it’s always better to err on the side of caution and cook the chicken for a little longer.
Air Fryer Chicken Cooking Times
When it comes to air fryer chicken, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of cooking times.
The cook time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the chicken, as well as the desired level of crispiness.
However, there are a few general guidelines that can help you get started.
- Whole Chicken: 1 hour at 180C
- Chicken Breast: 20 minutes at 180C
- Chicken Thighs Bone-In: 25 minutes at 200C
- Chicken Thighs Boneless: 22 minutes at 200C
- Chicken Drumsticks: 25 minutes at 200C
- Chicken Wings: 25 minutes at 200C
When it comes to seasoning chicken, the sky is the limit.
You can keep it simple with just salt and pepper, or get creative with a blend of herbs and spices.
Some popular seasonings for chicken include;
- Garlic and onion powder
- Italian herb blend (oregano, basil, thyme)
- Cajun seasoning
- Salt and pepper
- Chilli powder
- Piri Piri
What are your favourite air fryer chicken recipes? Let me know in the comments!