Air Fryer Lemon Chicken

Marinating the chicken breast with freshly squeezed lemon juice and fresh garlic for this Air Fryer Lemon Chicken keeps the meat juicy and so flavorful. You’re going to make it often.

Marinating the chicken breast with freshly squeezed lemon juice and fresh garlic for this Air Fryer Lemon Chicken keeps the meat juicy and so flavorful. You're going to make it often.

The trick to making chicken breast that’s packed with flavor and doesn’t dry out, is to marinate the chicken before cooking it. For the best flavor, use fresh ingredients to make your marinade and marinate the chicken for about 30 minutes. The chicken will stay juicier while cooking and be tender and full of flavor.

Once the chicken is marinated, cook it in your air fryer over the crisper. This will help it stay juicy and cook faster. You’ll never need to try another lemon chicken recipe, unless you want to cook dinner low and slow. In that case, you’ll want to try our Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken.

We suggest serving it with a Wilted Lettuce Salad and Spaghetti Aglio e Olio for the perfect meal.

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Air Fryer Lemon Chicken

Marinating the chicken breast with freshly squeezed lemon juice and fresh garlic for this Air Fryer Lemon Chicken keeps the meat juicy and so flavorful. You’re going to make it often.
  • Author: Ilona Orzechowska
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl mix lemon juice, canola oil, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Add chicken breast and marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Set the air fryer temperature to 350°F to preheat.
  4. Put marinated chicken breast in the basket of the air fryer on top of the crisper and cook at 350°F for 25 minutes.
  5. When finished check the chicken breast with an instant read thermometer. It should have an internal temperature of 165°F. Add about 3 – 5 minutes to the cook time if it isn’t quite cooked through.
  6. Garnish cooked chicken breast with parsley.

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Marinating the chicken breast with freshly squeezed lemon juice and fresh garlic for this Air Fryer Lemon Chicken keeps the meat juicy and so flavorful. You\'re going to make it often. #airfryerrecipes #chickenrecipes

Ilona Orzechowska

Ilona blogs at Ilona’s Passion where she focuses on sweet and savory party recipes. She believes in making recipes from scratch and not very sweet desserts. She likes to experiment with flavors while cooking in her Canadian kitchen. She has lived in three countries and loves to explore the world with her two boys and a husband. While not cooking or traveling she designs printable invitations and party decorations.