Air Fryer Chicken Recipe

Enjoy crispy, juicy chicken with a fraction of the oil using your air fryer! This recipe is simple, quick, and perfect for a healthy dinner. You can use chicken breasts, thighs, or drumsticks for this recipe.


  • 4 chicken breasts (or thighs/drumsticks)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer:
  • Preheat your air fryer to 360°F (180°C) for 5 minutes.
  1. Prepare the Chicken:
  • Pat the chicken pieces dry with paper towels to ensure they crisp up nicely.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper.
  1. Season the Chicken:
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken pieces, ensuring they are well-coated.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the chicken, rubbing it in to ensure even coverage.
  1. Cook the Chicken:
  • Place the chicken pieces in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the basket; cook in batches if necessary.
  • Air fry the chicken for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time, until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  1. Rest and Serve:
  • Remove the chicken from the air fryer and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro if desired.

Enjoy your delicious, healthy air fryer chicken! Serve with your favorite sides like roasted vegetables, salad, or rice.

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