Air Fryer Lemon Chicken is amazing, it’s a simple recipe for the air fryer, and it has lots of flavors, with only a few ingredients. If you are looking for a great and easy chicken recipe, this is one of my family’s favorites.
This recipe is amazing, you can use it for almost any chicken cut, from breast, thighs, drumsticks, legs, and it will work every time.
So, if you are trying to figure out what is for dinner, this is my recommendation.
Today, I prepared this recipe with both chicken thighs and boneless skinless chicken breasts, and it as a flavorful recipe, my kids really love good chicken thigh recipes, and I really love a simple chicken breast, whether I cut it up and put it into a salad, or eat it. They are both really healthy meals, and with this marinade, you can not go wrong.
How To Cook Chicken Thighs In The Air Fryer
Today, to use this recipe, I used some bone-in chicken thighs and then marinaded them before air frying them.
You can either air fry them with the skin on or remove the skin. Either way works. Just be careful not to crowd the basket, so if you have a small air fryer basket, you may have to run the air fryer twice to get everyone’s dinner done. But the chicken thighs will be done much better without crowding the basket.
What Temperature To Cook Chicken Thighs in The Air Fryer
The ideal temperature would be 360 degrees F in most air fryers, this way, you still get the slow-roasted taste, but the meat will remain flavorful through the cooking process.
So add your chicken, and there is no reason to preheat. You will get amazing taste in only a few minutes.
How Long To Cook Chicken Thighs in An Air Fryer
The actual time will depend on a few factors, including how thick your chicken thighs are and what air fryer you own.
Some air fryers cook faster than other ones. My best advice would be to invest in a meat thermometer. This way, every single meal that you prepare in the air fryer will be perfectly cooked.
And remember to flip halfway during air frying, so every single piece of meat is evenly cooked.
How Long To Cook Chicken Breasts In An Air Fryer
This is a very common question, and since you can use this recipe for both chicken thighs or chicken breasts.
If you are using this recipe to make chicken breasts, set the temperature to 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes.
The key is to flip the chicken breasts halfway and then air fry, so both sides get evenly cooked.
But remember to use your meat thermometer to avoid over or undercooking. Once the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F, remove the chicken.
Easy Lemon Chicken Marinade
This is one of the easy marinates you will ever make, I know that you will love it, it includes only the following ingredients:
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
- Italian Seasonings
- Minced Garlic
- Lemon Juice
What To Serve With Easy Air Fryer Lemon Chicken
I love serving my chicken dinner with a healthy side, I usually serve it along with a great big salad, but these are some other great air fryer recipes–
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Air Fryer Lemon Chicken
This is such an easy and quick meal to pull together if you are looking for dinner ideas.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 40
- Yield: 4 Servings 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 lemon sliced, for garnish and serving.
- Start by seasoning your chicken with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and rub your chicken with olive oil.
- Spray your air fryer (Vortex Tray) with olive oil, and then place your chicken on the tray, pop it into the Air Fryer
- Set your temperature to 350 degrees F.
- Set the timer for 30 minutes, flipping halfway.
- Check to make sure the chicken has an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.
- In a small saucepan, heat the minced garlic and lemon juice, just until you start to smell the garlic. Then pour over the chicken before serving.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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