The best air fryer chicken recipes outline how to make fried chicken that is tender, juicy, and full of flavor! Recipes include fresh or frozen chicken and even a whole rotisserie.
Why Air Fry?
Air frying is a much healthier alternative to deep frying or pan frying. You can read more about that below.
Air frying will save you a ton of time. An air fryer circulates heat and hot air around the food at high speed. This cooks the food and produces a crispy layer and browning. Some cook times are cut in half!
You will thank your appliance tremendously in the summer when you aren’t heating the house with the oven!
Air frying cuts up to 80% of the fat of traditional frying, making it a much healthier alternative. Most deep-fried recipes require 2 to 3 cups of oil. With the air fryer, you need only a tablespoon. Because air-fried meals are so much lighter, you will feel less bogged down after eating them.
What Can You Fry in An Air Fryer?
I get this question a lot and you can truly fry or bake just about anything. Anything that can be baked can be air fried, which includes meat, roasted vegetables, desserts, and breakfast items.
One of the most common things I make is Air Fryer Bacon. It’s quick and easy to do when in a hurry.
Because baked goods work so well, you can also use any dish that you would normally use in an oven in your air fryer, and it will be ok and safe!
Can You Use Batters
Most people will say no to this and I disagree. Most wet batters will turn out just fine in the air fryer, if you freeze the dish first for a little while. This is what I do with Air Fryer Onion Rings.
This Air Fryer Chicken Sandwich (Chick-fil-A Copycat) recipe is the best homemade meal the whole family will love! The chicken is brined in pickle juice and buttermilk, which produces tender and juicy chicken with a crispy breading. Add in cayenne pepper and fresh veggies for the spicy deluxe!
This Crispy Fried Chicken Salad is the perfect meal to add fresh vegetables to a weeknight meal. This dish is made with strips of chicken breasts or tenders and paired with greens, shredded cheese, and your favorite dressing.
Air Fryer Panko Breaded Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Sauce is a quick and easy low-calorie, low-fat recipe with mozzarella cheese. This recipe is great for weeknight dinners that everyone in the family will love!
Easy Air Fryer Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Tenders (Strips) is a quick recipe that includes cook time for how long to cook crispy, crunchy chicken fingers (including frozen) using a Nuwave, Philips, or Power Air Fryer. Want to make keto chicken tenders without breading? Simply omit the breadcrumbs.
Crispy Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings is the best quick and easy recipe that will teach you how to fry and make fried chicken in the Power XL, Nuwave, or any air fryer brand. This healthy fried chicken is also keto, low-carb, and gluten-free.
Air Fryer Buttermilk Fried Chicken is a traditional, Southern soul food recipe. This dish is quick to whip up, with less than 5 ingredients. The results are crispy, crunchy fried wings. You can use fresh or frozen chicken, and details include how long to cook and air fryer temperature.
Easy Air Fryer Rotisserie Roasted Whole Chicken is the best, keto low-carb recipe to teach you how to cook and air fry chicken in your Power Air Fryer XL, Nuwave, or any brand. You will only need a handful of ingredients to make this juicy chicken with extra crispy skin!
Air Fryer Cilantro Lime Marinated Chicken Thighs is a quick, healthy recipe that includes the cook time, temperature, and instructions for how long to cook fried chicken thighs using a Cook Essentials, Power Air Fryer, or any brand. You can use bone-in, boneless, fresh, or frozen chicken thighs.
Air Fryer Chicken Breast (Lemon Garlic) is a quick and easy healthy recipe that produces juicy, tender breasts. This dish is keto, low carb and is marinated and prepared with no breading. You can use boneless or bone-in, frozen or fresh meat. No need for baked chicken when you use your air fryer! You won’t even miss grilled!
Air Fryer Crispy Buffalo Chicken Hot Wings is a quick and easy recipe that uses a marinade and dry rub to perfectly season the chicken. A recipe for homemade keto ranch dressing is also included. These wings have less than 1 gram of carbs per serving! You decide whether you prefer mild wings or spicy. These wings are low-fat, ketogenic, gluten-free, and perfect for ketosis diets.
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets is a quick and healthy recipe using chicken breasts, flour, and breadcrumbs to make crispy fried chicken. This kid-friendly recipe can also be made using frozen nuggets. You won’t need to head out to ChickFila to please the family!
Air Fryer Panko Breaded Fried Chicken Drumsticks (Legs) is a quick and easy, kid-friendly recipe that only requires a handful of ingredients, including, buttermilk, to produce crispy and crunchy chicken. This post will demonstrate how to cook chicken drumsticks using your Power Air Fryer, Cooks Essentials, or any air fryer brand for this recipe. Use fresh or frozen chicken legs.