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12 Flavorful Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

Searching for some great air fryer chicken recipes? You are not alone!

As the most consumed meat in the US year after year, chicken is a popular ingredient in loads of households.

It’s readily available, it’s relatively affordable, it’s versatile, and – most importantly – it can become so flavorful when cooked in the air fryer.

We often make our chicken in the air fryer – from both frozen and fresh – and trust the air fryer (we call ours Vortex) to do a good job.

We’ve gotten used to our air fryer chicken wing recipe (which you can find below!) and don’t use the oven for them unless we have to.

collage of photos of four dishes made with chicken in the air fryer.

So, here is a round-up of some of our favorite air fryer chicken recipes that you can make at home.

There are definitely lots of dinner recipes here with a few popular frozen recipes and a few unique combo recipes that we also like!

sliced cooked chicken breast displayed on plate with beans behind and silver fork in front.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Air Fryer Chicken Breast is one of the first chicken recipes we made in the air fryer – and we are so happy we did. It's so easy and the chicken comes out super juicy every time. The spices and oil are also very common, so it's an easy chicken recipe for any day of the week.
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bowl of chicken wings with dip on counter

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings are honestly our favorite way to make them now. Ever since we tried them the first time, it was love at first fry. We still like wings in the oven but in the air fryer they turn out so evenly crispy – perfect for eating as a dry rub or for adding your own sauce after!
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grey bowl of chicken teriyaki with sesame seeds and green onion on top.

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken is one of those meals that you think is hard to make because of the name… only to discover that's not the case at all. It's a chicken option that goes well with lots of side dishes – and the sesame seeds just make it look the part!
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cooked chicken meatballs in round air fryer basket on counter.

Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs

This is one of those chicken recipes in the air fryer than you wouldn't necessarily think of first. But, air fryer chicken meatballs are juicy, flavorful, and should not be overlooked as a snack or as a lean ingredient in your pasta night!
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crispy breaded popcorn chicken in a bowl with dipping sauce behind

Air Fryer Frozen Popcorn Chicken

One of the best frozen chicken recipes for the air fryer is popcorn chicken. There's something about air fryer frozen popcorn chicken that makes it so good and reliable as a snack, a side, or appetizer. Add in your favorite dip and you're good to go!
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crispy chicken legs in bowl with potatoes

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Another classic chicken recipe we like is air fryer chicken drumsticks. They end up so crispy on the outside but still remain juicy on the inside. We flavor ours with a few very common spices and it's enough to make you want to make them again and again. They make a great dinner option.
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two cooked chicken breast and potatoes on white plate with silver fork on the edge.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes

Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes is one of those combo recipes that you'd think might not work, but then you try it and realize it's such an efficient way to make dinner – because everything cooks together in the air fryer. The seasonings are also super common so you likely have them on hand to make this tasty dish!
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chicken wings in bowl with dipping sauce and cut veggies behind

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

If you're looking for more chicken wing recipes, air fryer garlic parm wings are another great one to try. All you need is fresh wings, some spices, grated parmesan (important), and some garlic powder. They're crispy and with a flavor that doesn't even require a dipping sauce – but you can still dip them if you like!
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grilled pieces of chicken and vegetables on wooden skewers on plate.

Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs

If you have some wooden skewers lying around, you should try air fryer chicken kabobs. They're really, really easy to season, skewer, and air fry… and they make a nice addition to (or can be the juicy main part of) any meal. They kind of have a summer vibe – but you can air fry them all year round!
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sliced quesadilla on plate with bowl of sour cream beside.

Air Fryer Quesadillas

Air Fryer Quesadillas are another one of those quick meals that – at first – you question whether they can even be done in the air fryer. And the answer is absolutely. Filled with cooked and pulled chicken, cheese, beans, and anything else you like, these quesadillas are a solid option if you're looking for a filling meal to use up leftover chicken!
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two chicken fajitas sitting on white plate with lime wedges around.

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

For a recipe that actually cooks the chicken as part of the process, Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas are another classic option. It's a quick meal option that comes together nicely in the air fryer – and you can customize them however you like!
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lemon pepper wings in bowl with dipping sauce on wooden board

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Okay, last wing recipe… for now. Lemon pepper chicken wings are so yummy because you get that citrusy flavor. Lemon pepper is also a common spice you can find pretty easily so these are a flavor you might want to try next to spice up your usual chicken wings!
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chicken sausages on white plate with buns behind

Air Fryer Chicken Sausage

Last, but certainly not least, we have another way to enjoy chicken but in sausage form. These chicken sausages are so easy to make in the air fryer and can be eaten on their own, in a bun with your fave toppings, or even cut up in another dish!
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This recipe was contributed by
Lisa is the founder and main creator for Simply Air Fryer. As the author of two successful food blogs, she's usually found measuring ingredients, trying out new combinations, or hiding behind the camera snapping photos of food. She bought her first air fryer over 3 years ago and has since used it over 500 times. With the help of her trusty sidekick (husband), she's created and tested lots of recipes for Simply Air Fryer.

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