A healthy staple in most homes is chicken, but sometimes, preparing the same old baked chicken doesn’t incite most enthusiasm among members of your family. But what if you could prepare healthy, flavorful meals that add some zing to hum-drum chicken? Experiment with spices and flavors by trying some of our favorite air fryer chicken recipes.
Air Fryer Chicken Recipes: Classic Options
A simple way to feed a family of four or more is to prepare a whole chicken. However, regular baked chicken can be a bit of a bore, however. Spice up your whole chicken by adding texture and flavor in the air fryer. If life in the kitchen seems bland, one of my favorite options is to rub a whole chicken with Cajun or Creole seasoning. If you’re looking for a more savory option, try a rub of Herbs de Provence. Prepared in the air fryer, your whole chicken will be so juicy and delicious, you’ll never bake it in the oven again. The same can be said for Cornish Hens. Experiment with different flavors, rubs, and spices for a delicious take on chicken that your entire family will appreciate.
Another family favorite is chicken tenders. However, when prepared in the typical deep fried method, the flavors may be delicious, but the calories and saturated fat added from the frying method isn’t good for your health. Baking chicken tenders tends to dry out the meat, ruining the entire experience. However, when you air fry chicken tenders, chicken fries, and even chicken nuggets, you will finish with a crisp, juicy texture your entire family will enjoy. For some added flavor, you can spice up the average chicken tenders by adding Cajun or Creole seasoning.
If you or your family prefer dark meat, one of the best ways to prepare chicken in the air fryer is to make chicken thighs. To avoid the risk of blank or average chicken, try some different spices, like those in our Cumin Infused Chicken Thighs.
Air Fryer Chicken Recipes: Something Different
For something different than the same old chicken, try whipping up some chicken with added flare. These Southwestern and Mexican inspired flavors will be a crowd pleaser at dinnertime, while entertaining, or on game night. Our chicken quesadillas are quick, fun, and easy to prepare, offering a variety of vegetable and flavor combinations.
If you’re looking for more Asian-inspired flavor, try our delicious chicken stir fry cooked to perfection in the air fryer.
As you can see, dinner doesn’t have to be blase with the same old chicken dishes. Spice things up with your air fryer for quick, easy, and healthy options.