I received a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Oven for Christmas from my daycare parents and it’s been a game-changer for making recipes for chicken in the kitchen!
I have used it nearly every day since the glorious day it was gifted to me. My daycare parents are the greatest! I was overwhelmed they bought it for me even before I knew it was a miracle machine. I have probably turned my regular oven on 3 times since then and I used to use it daily.
Find air fryer recipes for everything here.
It’s going to be super great this summer when it doesn’t heat the entire house up like the regular oven does. It cooks everything faster, easier, and crispier. I can even cook 9 pieces, that’s right, 9 pieces of toast at once. Since there are 9 of us, 7 daycare kids and my husband and I, that’s a huge help for me.
I’ve collected all the best air fryer recipes for you to make the most of your air fryer in these posts.
Ninja foodi air fryer recipes for chicken
There are so many different ways to make amazing chicken in the foodi. It’s almost overwhelming. I love how you can make “fried chicken” without extra oil or any breading. I feel like I’m having a decadent treat without the guilt (or the indigestion) of having fried chicken.
No matter what kind of air fryer you have, you can use these recipes to make delicious chicken dishes for dinner tonight with these easy dinner ideas.
Air fryer chicken tenders with no breading
These chicken tenders are so crispy on the outside, you won’t miss the breading and they are gluten free that way! Also, they are seasoned incredibly with this garlic bread seasoning that will only take a few minutes to make and you’ll want to use it on EVERYTHING!
Crispy on the outside, juice and tender on the inside. Chicken tenders that are booming with flavor. From start to finish is 15 minutes.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tsp garlic bread seasoning mix Make in minutes and have it on hand
- 1 T butter
Melt butter in a shallow dish. I used the microwave.
Mix seasoning and butter together.
Cut the chicken breasts into strips and roll in the seasoned butter.
Arrange on the air fryer tray and set it to air fry for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
Air fryer whole chicken
Cooking a whole chicken in an air fryer produces fast and delicious results. Let me show you how! I marinated mine in a zesty and flavourful marinade, inspired by the Greek cuisine.
Got an air fryer and want a juicy and tender roast chicken? Perfectly moist with crispy skin, make this whole chicken in an air fryer in under 30 minutes.
You’re going to love how easy this family-sized air fryer roast chicken is! It is covered in a dry spice rub and then air fried to crispy, golden perfection.
Frozen chicken with an air fryer
Is your chicken frozen solid? You can still make dinner for tonight in the air fryer. Check out these ways how.
This recipe includes directions for frozen chicken thighs as well as fresh if you would like to use as well.
This Air Fryer Whole Chicken is made with just 5 ingredients but packs a lot of flavor! Can be made in a basket air fryer and even from frozen!
Air fryer frozen chicken breast are perfectly seasoned and come out tender and juicy every time!
Learn how easy it is to make deliciously crispy air fryer frozen chicken wings that require no prep, no thawing, and are ready to devour in less than 25 minutes. A healthier version of classic comfort food the whole family will love.
Ninja fryer chicken wings
You can make awesome chicken wings in the air fryer. Even from FROZEN! Air fryer frozen chicken wings are a quick and easy appetizer to make! You’ll have delicious, crispy skinned chicken wings on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings are the ultimate finger food. Whether you serve these up for an easy weeknight dinner or appetizer, they will hit the spot. This air fryer chicken wing recipe is simple and finger-licking good.
These sweet and sticky Hawaiian BBQ chicken wings are so easy to make in the air fryer. Great as an appetizer or a main dish!
These Air Fryer Old Bay Wings are super crispy, without the use of any oil!
Lemon Pepper Air Fryer Chicken Wings are a great way to enjoy crispy wings with minimal oil! Tossed with a tangy lemon pepper sauce that everyone will love.
These Vietnamese style chicken wings are the perfect combination of sticky sweet flavour. You can easily add a little spice too.
Air fryer cornish hen
These air fryer Cornish game hens are juicy and packed with flavor, and best of all, they are incredibly easy to prepare. This is such a fun recipe for an air fryer dinner.
Make this gourmet meal of Air Fryer Cornish Hens in 45 minutes!
Air fryer popcorn chicken
Air Fryer Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Nuggets are the ultimate way to get your chicken fix at home. Pickle soaked chicken that is battered and air fried to golden crispy texture.
Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken is the perfect recipe for making a quick dinner, feeding a crowd, or serving up as a party appetizer or a snack on game day. You’re going to love this super crispy chicken.
Swap out your frozen store-bought chicken nuggets and make these super easy Homemade Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets instead!
Make these Everthing Chicken Tenders in the Air Fryer for a lightened up main dish idea!
Air fryer orange chicken
This easy air fryer orange chicken is a simple, healthy version of the popular takeaway dish.
This Air Fryer Orange Chicken is full of citrus flavor to get that takeout chicken you know and love with a little different recipe!
Air fryer bbq chicken
These chicken drumsticks are coated in BBQ sauce and seasoning to make a quick easy dinner option!
These air fryer BBQ drumsticks are easy to make for a weeknight meal! Using few ingredients, you can have these on the table in no time.
Delicious air fryer bbq chicken: juicy, sweet, smoky, and flavorful. Ready in less than 30 minutes, all you actually have to do is to stir the ingredients for the bbq sauce.
Chicken cordon bleu air fryer
Chicken Cordon Bleu sounds fancy but is so simple! Chicken breast rolled with ham and swiss cheese – breaded and air fried. It’s ready so quickly and is so cheesy!
Air fryer chicken breast
Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a satisfying and easy air fryer chicken recipe! Juicy chicken that is coated in Parmesan mix and then air fried!
Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside this Chicken Katsu is so easy to make. Don’t forget the creamy curry sauce and bring your favorite restaurant treat home.
Air Fryer Chicken Caprese cooks quickly in the air fryer and is topped off with fresh mozzarella cheese and red, ripe tomatoes for a delicious, healthy and easy dinner, ready in about 20 minutes.
Air fryer chicken tikka breast is a lovely filling for a tasty sandwich, or served with air fryer chips for a delicious main meal.
Air fryer chicken thighs
Air fryer Nashville hot chicken is a healthier version of the classic spicy fried chicken! Crispy buttermilk-soaked chicken thighs are fried until perfectly crispy and brushed in a spicy cayenne sauce.
These easy air fryer chicken thighs are effortless. Simply shake and fry for the juiciest, most tender thighs.
These Air Fryer Chicken Thighs are marinated in honey soy sauce for full flavor. You can even cook them straight out of your freezer!
This recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Thighs is so easy and delicious. The skin on the chicken thighs gets super crispy, and the lemon and garlic flavoring is just perfect.
Other air fryer chicken meals
Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs are full of delicious Asian flavor! Make these easy chicken skewers as an appetizer, party food, or for a super easy dinner.
Super easy and flavorful chicken fajitas made quickly in the Air Fryer! Dinner ready in just 20 minutes.
These mini chicken Kiev balls are perfect as an appetizer when entertaining or served with your favorite sides for the main meal.
These chicken meatballs are healthy and so flavorful. Have them with spaghetti or just as is.
This air fryer sesame chicken is surprisingly easy to make, doesn’t use any unusual ingredients, and is ready in 30 minutes!