Easy & Healthy Air-Fryer Chicken Recipes

Sep 23 2022


When it comes to making easy & healthy recipes, there are 2 things we reach for time and again: chicken and our air fryer! Ground, shredded, breaded, or a simple center-plate protein: We've got 'em all…

Air-Fryer Chicken Potstickers 1/4 of recipe (4 potstickers): 152 calories, 2.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 323mg sodium, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 11g protein

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Savory ground chicken, swaddled in a light & crispy shell… Sounds pretty good to us! This easy & healthy air-fryer chicken recipe is a fun little project that's easier to make than it looks. Wonton and gyoza wrappers are so much fun to play with, and you get a bunch of them in each pack. Pick some up, make these potstickers, then check out these other ways to use the remaining wrappers.

Air-Fryer Asian Chicken Burgers 1/2 of recipe (1 patty): 192 calories, 1.5g total fat (<0.5g sat. fat), 412mg sodium, 13g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 26g protein

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"What? I never thought to make burgers in my air fryer!" That's why you keep us around! These seasoned patties are soooo flavorful. Make a batch then eat them on buns, in lettuce wraps, or however you so please. We even like popping one on top of a rice & veggie bowl for an easy & healthy air-fryer chicken dinner.

Air-Fryer Cheesy Chicken Taquitos 1/4 of recipe (2 taquitos): 234 calories, 6g total fat (2g sat. fat), 298mg sodium, 23g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugars, 20g protein

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We'd been making taquitos in the oven for years, but once we tried them in the air fryer, we never looked back. This recipe calls for just four main ingredients, so you can throw it together just about any time. Skip the fried and/or frozen varieties, because this easy & healthy air-fryer chicken recipe is serious…

Air-Fryer Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wrap Entire recipe: 207 calories, 5.5g total fat (2g sat. fat), 632mg sodium, 24g carbs, 10g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 20.5g protein

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Consider this a step up from making yourself a basic sandwich for lunch. Stuff some goodies into a low-carb tortilla, roll it up just right, then pop it into the air fryer to get it perfectly melty & crispy. We'll never get sick of that BBQ + pineapple combo. This is one easy & healthy air-fryer chicken recipe you’ll make again and again.

A+ Air-Fryer Chicken Nuggets 1/2 of recipe (5 nuggets): 219 calories, 6g total fat (2g sat. fat), 383mg sodium, 7.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, 32g protein

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Hello, easy & healthy DIY chicken nuggies! We use whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs, then season them up with spices and grated Parm, for an effect that's a little more grown-up than the tenders you'll find on the kids’ menu. But let's be real: You're never too old to enjoy chicken nuggets.

Air-Fryer Mexican Chicken Tenders & Avocado Sauce 1/2 of recipe (about 6 pieces of chicken with 2 tbsp. dip): 262 calories, 9.5g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 367mg sodium, 13.5g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 1g sugars, 29.5g protein

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Ready to graduate to chicken tenders with a little more oomph? You'll fall in love fast with this easy & healthy tortilla-chip-encrusted twist. And that avocado dipping sauce is easy to make and an ideal creamy compliment to the crunchy spiced air-fryer chicken.

Air-Fryer Stuffed Chicken Parm 1/2 of recipe (1 stuffed chicken breast): 270 calories, 7g total fat (2.5g sat. fat), 476mg sodium, 10g carbs, 1g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 39g protein

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Gather round, because we're about to make your favorite restaurant dinner into an easy weeknight entrée! Seasoned chicken, stuffed with gooey mozzarella, air-fried until crispy, and sauced up to finish. It's exactly what you're craving but way healthier than you expected.

Air-Fryer Crispy Lemon Garlic Chicken 1/2 of recipe: 252 calories, 6.5g total fat (2g sat. fat), 522mg sodium, 7.5g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 1g sugars, 38 protein

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Making dinner for two? These chicken fillets are full of flavor and taste great with just about anything. Get them prepped, pop them in the air fryer, and you'll have 20 minutes to put together a side dish without having to check the stove or flip anything over. (Click here and here for a couple side-dish suggestions to go with this easy & healthy air-fryer chicken recipe.)

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Did we mention that September is National Chicken Month? Well, it is, and looks like you're ready to celebrate!

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