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Using an air fryer is such an easy way to make a fast, simple and absolutely delicious chicken dish. I’ve got a ton of brilliant recipes, some super healthy, some less so, and all of them are packed full of flavour. These are my best air fryer chicken recipes, as well as a few ideas of other ways to use leftover air fryer chicken too.
The air fryer cooks most food faster than the oven, and is ideal if you’re just wanting to cook up some chicken for a tasty lunch, or perhaps to accompany some leftovers for a super simple dinner. We love to cook up a batch of chicken and enjoy it as part of a caesar salad or with cold picky bits from the supermarket.
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Air fryer chicken recipes
The best air fryer chicken recipes - most of which are ready in around 20-25 minutes.
Chicken fajitas is a real family classic. What I love about this air fryer chicken fajitas recipe is you can cook everything in the one air fryer and if you've got fussy eaters it is very simple to just remove the vegetables at the end thanks to their larger size.
Air fryer chicken kebabs are simple to make, great to prepare in advance and perfect for those takeaway craving nights!
These chicken nachos are great to make with leftovers - as they are ready in a matter of minutes.
We love to have a roast dinner, but sometimes I'm deciding to cook one a little last minute. I love that this recipe allows me to serve up dinner in just 1 hour, while still being packed full of flavour too.
Using the Nando's Bag and Bake kits, medium is my favourite, helps me to make a super simple and flavour packed chicken dinner in the air fryer.
Chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, bacon and cheese make an absolutely winning combination. This air fryer hunters chicken tastes just like the pub classic and is super simple too.
I love making my own seasonings, but sometimes you just want to enjoy a specific restaurant taste. This Nando's chicken, made in the air fryer, hits the spot every time.
This jerk chicken is super simple, packed full of flavour and great to serve to a hungry crowd.
I love to make my own cajun seasoning and then prep this cajun chicken. It is great in salads, with pasta, in a roll or even alongside fries and corn on the cob as a main meal.
Peri peri chicken is always a hit in my family - as we love a hit of flavour. This one is made using a homemade seasoning blend but you can use the Nandos shop bought ones too for great results.
This BBQ chicken breast is one of my most simple air fryer chicken recipes. It takes just seconds to prepare, is delicious, has lots of flavour and is fast too.
If you're wanting to make a tasty lunch, or perhaps a simple curry, but don't have a lot of time for marinades, you'll love this tikka chicken breast.
Rosemary chicken breast is a real classic flavour and this is great for those midweek roasts where you don't want to go to the effort of roasting a whole chicken or having lots of leftovers to pot up.
When you're wanting a takeaway style meal, but want to make it a little lighter, you'll love this breaded chicken breast. It takes just seconds to prepare and you can even make it in advance and freeze if you're organised.
Making chicken wings in the air fryer is a great way to get that crispy outer skin, with a juicy succulent meat, without using lots of oil.
When we want a takeaway, but want to keep it low cost or make it fast, these frozen chicken burgers are absolutely delicious. Use your favourite cheese and sauce toppings and you'll be able to enjoy this in under 20 minutes.
Frozen chicken fries crisp up beautifully in the air fryer and they're a great side dish to serve up when you've got guests too as no cutlery is required!
My little daughters absolutely love chicken nuggets and the frozen ones crisp up wonderfully in the air fryer. It takes just 12 minutes to cook these, from frozen, so this recipe is perfect for those midweek dinners when you're low on time, low on motivation, or both!
I love to cook a chicken and mushroom Pukka pie in my air fryer. It's a great way to recreate a takeaway style meal at home, particularly if you're on a bit of a budget.
I hope you’ve loved these air fryer chicken recipes – they’re some of my absolutely favourite. Hopefully this has inspired you to try out some of these healthy recipes for yourself.
Air frying gives me brilliant results with chicken that is juicy, crispy and cooked to perfection. I love to use the temperature probe on my OL750UK to ensure that it is cooked to a safe internal temperature before serving.
If you’re wanting to use up some of your leftover chicken, or perhaps stretch a whole chicken, I really rate our fajita chicken pasta, cajun chicken pasta and peri peri chicken pasta recipes.
What I love the most about these chicken recipes is that they aren’t swimming in oil and aren’t greasy at all.