23 Air Fryer Chicken Recipes You Must Try

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The air fryer is one of the best tools you have in your kitchen for making delicious chicken recipes in a flash. I use my air fryer almost every day to make simple, tasty meals in so much less time than I used to spend using the oven.

Chicken is one of my favorite proteins to cook with because it’s so versatile. You can do so many things with chicken breast or thighs, and if you like chicken wings, you’re going to love all the variations you can make. Try one of these air fryer chicken recipes below and you’ll see why I love it so much.

Cajun chicken wings, chicken and broccoli, and marinated chicken thighs, Air Fryer Chicken Recipes.

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Chicken Recipes to Try in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Fried Chicken
This easy Air Fryer Fried Chicken is crunchy and golden, with juicy and moist chicken on the inside. It's one of the easiest ways to make fantastic fried chicken.
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air fryer fried chicken
Simple Air Fryer Chicken Sausage
This simple Air fryer Chicken Sausage is super quick and easy to make. These sausages are cooked to perfection in just 10 minutes, faster and cleaner than cooking on the stove top.
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Air fryer chicken sausage with onions and peppers
Air Fryer Chicken Quarters
These Air Fryer Chicken Quarters have a flavorful dry rub that helps lock in the flavor while ensuring a crispy skin. Using the air fryer is one of the best ways to cook chicken quarters. Give it a try and you'll see.
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Air fryer chicken quarters
Air Fryer Korean Fried Chicken
Air Fryer Korean Fried Chicken is marinated and coated in a cornstarch mixture to give it maximum crunch in the air fryer before being coated in a sweet and spicy Korean sauce.
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Air fryer Korean Fried Chicken
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Kiev
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Kiev is a crunchy and creamy stuffed chicken dish that you just need to remove from the box and put directly into the air fryer. It's ready in under 20 minutes.
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Chicken Kiev on a plate with salad
Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings
Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings are so simple to make and they come out so crispy on the outside with a nice juicy interior.
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bbq chicken wings
Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken
This Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken with tender and juicy chicken thighs coated in a mouthwatering teriyaki glaze, is a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meal.
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Teriyaki chicken and rice
Easy Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets
These Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets are quickly coated in breading and fried in the air fryer with very little oil to make a crispy, juicy piece of chicken that only take about 20 minutes to make.
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Chicken cutlet with green beans
Easy Air Fryer BBQ Chicken
This easy Air Fryer BBQ Chicken requires just chicken, seasonings, and BBQ sauce and it almost magically turns into a delicious, well-cooked BBQ Chicken without the fuss of cooking on the grill.
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BBQ chicken
Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings
Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings are so simple to make and they come out so crispy on the outside with a nice juicy interior.
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air fryer teriyaki chicken wings
Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu
This Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu is made with chicken breast that is stuffed with ham and cheese, breaded, and then air fried until golden brown.
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air fryer chicken cordon bleu
Homemade Air Fryer Flautas
Air Fryer Chicken Flautas are made with seasoned shredded chicken and cheese rolled in a flour tortilla and fried to perfection in the air fryer.
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Air fryer flautas
Air Fryer Chicken Katsu
Air Fryer Chicken Katsu is tender chicken breasts coated in a golden panko crust, air-fried to perfection, and served with tonkatsu sauce and shredded cabbage over a bed of fluffy rice.
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Air fryer chicken katsu
Air Fryer Chicken Sandwich
Air Fryer chicken sandwiches are simple to make and come out just like your favorite restaurant sandwich.
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chicken sandwich
Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs (Frozen or Fresh)
Air fryer Boneless chicken thighs are juicy, tender, and loaded with flavor, but they are nearly effortless to make. The flavors come from brushing the chicken with a sweet and tangy sauce while air frying.
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Boneless Chicken Thighs
Air Fryer Quesadilla
In just 5 minutes, you can make a crispy Air Fryer Quesadillas with cheese, chicken, and any of your other favorite quesadilla fillings.
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Air Fryer Quesadilla
Air Fryer Chicken & Broccoli
This air fryer chicken and broccoli has a light Asian-inspired sauce that adds a delightful flavor to a light meal that's easy to make in the air fryer.
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Chicken and broccoli on a plate
Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings
These wings are seasoned with a spicy and flavorful Cajun seasoning then air fried to perfection.
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air fryer cajun chicken wings
Air Fryer Asian Marinated Chicken Thighs
Air Fryer Asian Marinated Chicken Thighs are loaded with flavor and truly effortless to make in the air fryer. It's your new go-to meal that you won't be able to stop eating.
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Asian marinated chicken thighs
Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Tenders
Air fryer breaded chicken tenders are crispy from the outside and juicy from the inside. Made with simple ingredients, this air fryer crispy breaded chicken tenders recipe is super easy to make
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chicken tenders
Air Fryer Chicken Patties
Air fryer chicken patties are quick and result in juicy patties perfect for your burgers, whether you use store-bought patties or make your own.
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Chicken patty sandwich
Air Fryer Chicken Breast
Air fryer chicken breasts without breading is a tasteful, tender, and juicy dish that is super easy to make.
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Chicken breast on plate with fork
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks are incredibly easy to make in the air fryer. They're seasoned to perfection and ready to eat in 25 minutes.
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chicken drumsticks
Air Fryer Whole Chicken Recipe
You can easily cook a whole chicken in the Air Fryer and it comes out with crispy skin and the juiciest chicken.
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air fryer chicken
Frozen Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer
Frozen Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer take just a few extra minute to cook and they turn out just as crisp and juicy.
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frozen chicken wings in the air fryer

What Side Dishes to Serve?

You can serve some really easy side dishes with your main dish cooked in the Air Fryer. Sometimes, you can cook them together in the air fryer to make it even faster.

Some of our favorite side dishes to serve include:

Here are 28 more air fryer side dishes to try

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