Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
We love these amazing chicken recipes in the air fryer! Enjoy all our recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From re-heating Orange Chicken from Frozen to cooking Fresh Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Strips, there’s someone for everyone in your family. There’s also a few of our popular chicken recipes in slow cookers and pressure cookers for you!
Easy Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
There’s so many ways to enjoy our Air Fryer Chicken recipes. Personalize your seasonings by adding your own personal spin with different spices, seasonings, sauces or dressings. Or add additional salt and pepper to personal taste. Here’s a sampling of family favorite chicken recipes in the air fryer:
- Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings (Raw, Pre-Cooked, Breaded, Sauced)
- (From Fresh) Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- Healthy herbed chicken breast
- Shake-n-Bake style crispy chicken
- Air Fryer Whole Chicken – Juicy and Amazing!
The hot circulating air of the air fryer is powerful and cooks the chicken to a crispy texture. If you’re using a smaller air fryer (2-4 quart), cooking times might be a little quicker because the food is closer to the heating element.
Chicken in Oven Style Air Fryers
If you’re using an oven style air fryer with different racks, trays or shelves remember that the top rack closest to the heating element will cook quicker. The chicken may even burn and still be raw in the middle. The lower racks will cook a little slower and less crisp. So try to cook food in the middle rack or even a lower rack if the food is thick or needs to cook through the center. For cooking on multiple racks, you might have to rotate the racks from top to bottom for even cooking.
Tips for Air Frying Raw Chicken
Chicken is sold in different styles, cuts and sizes. Try choose smaller chicken thighs, drumsticks or breasts. If they’re really thick or big, cut them half or in smaller pieces. This will help cook the chicken all the way through. Or if you’re cooking whole pieces of chicken that are thick or big, try piercing the chicken to help cook the chicken in the center better.
After you cook your first batch, you’ll know what timing is best for your specific model of air fryer and cut of chicken. Use a thermometer to ensure that the center of your chicken is 165F, which is the safe internal cooking temperature.