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Air fryer chicken recipes

by Rachel Deeley

published on 11 April 2024

Delicious, budget-friendly and packed with protein, chicken is a brilliant staple ingredient for easy midweek meals. It also cooks beautifully in an air fryer, creating meat that is tender and juicy yet perfectly crispy on the outside in just a matter of minutes.

From flavour-packed fakeaways to family favourites, we’ve rounded up the best chicken recipes tailor-made for cooking in the air fryer.

Bored of Lunch’s Air Fryer Crispy Fried Chicken

by Nathan Anthony

Ditch the fried chicken takeaways for good with this healthier alternative that’s just as delicious, seasoned with a gorgeous blend of herbs and spices. Better still, it only takes 20 minutes to make.

Air Fryer Harissa Chicken Gyros

by Nathan Anthony

Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavour, this homemade take on a street food favourite comes together in just 15 minutes.

Air Fryer Salted Chilli Chicken

by Nathan Anthony

If your go-to takeaway order is salt and pepper chicken with curry sauce, this easy recipe is for you.

Air Fryer Chicken Skewers with Satay Peanut Sauce

by Hayley Dean

Complete with a mouth-watering marinade inspired by Southeast Asian flavours, this chicken satay is a great addition to your midweek meal rotation.


Jalapeño Popper Chicken

by Ashleigh Mogford

Inspired by jalapeño poppers, this inventive chicken recipe combines a creamy, spicy filling with a crunchy tortilla chip coating.

Tasty Air Fryer Chicken Parm Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Parm

by Fraser Reynolds

Packed with a whopping 49 grams of protein per serving, this lighter take on an Italian-American classic features a rich tomato sauce and melted cheese topping.

Air Fryer Jerk-Inspired Chicken Drumsticks

by Clare Andrews

The easy overnight marinade in this dish brings plenty of heat – and comes out of the air fryer perfectly charred.

Batch Lady Chicken Shawarma Traybake

The Batch Lady’s Chicken Shawarma Traybake

by Suzanne Mulholland, The Batch Lady

This one-dish, freezer-friendly traybake recipe is easy to prep in advance and can be cooked in the air fryer or oven – ideal for when you’re craving a hearty kebab.

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Hot Sauce and Honey Chicken Tenders

by ManiLife

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and drizzled with a punchy combination of peanut butter, honey and hot sauce, these chicken tenders are the ultimate quick and easy snack that take just 15 minutes to cook in the air fryer.


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