The Best Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

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Air Fryer Chicken Recipes. Introducing you to the ultimate list of the best air fryer chicken recipes.

Perfect for planning new chicken recipes to cook in your air fryer. Includes everything from air fryer chicken breast to air fryer chicken wings to air fryer rotisserie chicken and much more.

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The Best Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

Air Fryer Chicken Recipes is our big long list of air fryer recipes that feature chicken. Here in the Milners we are obsessed with cooking chicken in the air fryer.

It is so versatile and when I can’t be bothered to cook, out comes the chicken!

We often get asked by our readers what we cook the most in the air fryer and it is always a mix between air fryer chicken and of course air fryer potatoes.

After sharing with you our HUGE list of air fryer potato recipes yesterday, we felt it was the perfect time to share with you today an updated list of our air fryer chicken recipes.

This air fryer chicken recipes post was originally published back in 2016 as just 7 magical ways to cook chicken in the air fryer. Back then we had a small amount of air fryer chicken recipes and it has grown and grown since then and we felt like today was the perfect time to give you an update.

Even though we have some naughty air fryer chicken recipes, such as ones with shop bought sauce, or breaded and cooked with buttermilk, most of our air fryer chicken recipes are rather healthy.

So, if you follow a diet such as paleo, keto, weight watchers, slimming world etc, then you are going to love this list.

Why Use The Air Fryer For Chicken?

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If you were to get an air fryer to cook two things, then I would say get one just for air fryer chicken breast and air fryer fries.

These are the game changers as far as air fryer cooking is concerned and are so much healthier than the alternative.

Chicken cooked in the air fryer is moist, full of flavour, tastes grilled and is truly addictive. We must eat chicken in the air fryer at least 4 times a week, sometimes a lot more.

Then there are the potatoes that cook very well in the air fryer, both on their own or served and cooked together with the chicken.

Once you read our air fryer chicken recipe suggestions below, you will understand why the air fryer is perfect for chicken and how much you are going to enjoy eating food that you have made in your air fryer.

If you don’t have an air fryer yet, well we have the Philips Air Fryer XL as well as the Power Air Fryer Oven and they are both PERFECT for air fryer chicken dishes.

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Where to start? I have just finished scrolling through our air fryer chicken recipes, both live and ones that are scheduled to appear on Recipe This soon and it is hard to pick the best of the best.

There are just so many that are truly special and well worth the air fryer investment just to eat.

I decided to start by thinking about, if I could only ever eat 10 chicken recipes in the air fryer ever again what would they be? What are game changers in the air fryer and what would our readers enjoy the most.

Therefore, we are kickstarting this list with a top 10 of the best chicken recipes that are perfectly air fried and then we will include the rest further down for a quick scroll.

Top 10 Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

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  • Air Fryer KFC Chicken Pieces – The award to the BEST chicken ever made in the air fryer is homemade KFC chicken. Much lower in calories than buying KFC chicken and saves you a small fortune. I have been cooking KFC chicken in the air fryer for about 5 years now and it is truly addictive.
  • Air Fryer Nandos Chicken Wings – We love the Nandos peri peri seasoning and as it is Portuguese it is very similar to our local Portuguese piri piri chicken. It makes a great way to cook your own chicken wings in the air fryer and you can use the same marinade on other favourite chicken such as a whole chicken.
  • Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken – If we are known for a chicken recipe on Recipe This, then this is it! It teaches you how to cook a homemade rotisserie chicken using your air fryer basket and a small hen chicken. Perfect for a quick dinner and you can also use it for your favourite leftover rotisserie chicken recipe.
  • Air Fryer Chicken For Tacos – If you love tacos then you must make your chicken taco meat in the air fryer! You can load the chicken breast up with your favourite taco seasoning and then be making your taco sides while the air fryer is cooking your chicken. The chicken also has a delicious taco grilled flavour similar to eating out.
  • Air Fryer Chinese Chicken Wings – The award for the best ever air fryer wings have to go to air fryer Chinese chicken wings. They are the best of the best and I can never get enough of these. If you want to cook wings for game day in the air fryer, start with this recipe.
  • Air Fryer Chicken Wrapped In Bacon – For a quick snack with leftover chicken breast, chicken wrapped in bacon is one of those delicious underrated air fryer chicken recipes. You can also add in your favourite soft cheese like we do.
  • Air Fryer Jerk Chicken – I love this as it shows you what you can do with air fryer chicken breast and served with couscous it is a quick way to get an air fryer meal together. If I could I would eat this every day!
  • Air Fryer Wendy’s Chicken Burgers – A special mention has to go to the most delicious air fryer chicken burgers ever! These are Dominic’s favourite and he loves Wendy’s and worships chicken burgers too.
  • Air Fryer Roast Chicken Dinner – I love this because you are cooking a whole chicken, stuffing, roast potatoes and vegetables in the small air fryer basket together. A great space saver and shows you the potential of the air fryer basket.

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Recipes

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It wouldn’t be the Recipe This site if I didn’t mention air fryer frozen chicken recipes. Your favourite frozen chicken can be cooked perfectly in the air fryer and tastes amazing.

From your favourite KFC leftovers that you want to reheat from frozen to your favourite bag of frozen air fryer chicken wings, we have it covered!

More Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

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Here are some more air fryer chicken recipes for you to try out next time you want a different way to cook chicken in the air fryer.

There is a bit of everything, and I am sure if you have a fussy eater, that even they will be happy with dinner!

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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes. Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie marker and several other kitchen gadgets. CLICKING HERE →

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