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Master the Basics: 7 Essential Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

As someone who uses their air fryer regularly, I’ve come to rely on a set of tried-and-true chicken recipes that I turn to again and again for a delicious meal with minimum effort. Quick and easy to prepare, adaptable, and fool-proof, these are my seven essential air fryer chicken recipes that everyone should know.

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When it comes to air fryer recipes, chicken is one of the most popular ingredients, because it always comes out so perfectly cooked. From crispy homemade chicken tenders, to succulent roast chicken these recipes will become your go-to meals for busy weeknights, lazy weekends, and everything in between.

Everyone loves roast chicken – crispy skin, and juicy yet delicate meat. It's can be a hassle to cook the traditional way, but cooking it in the air fryer is a cinch.
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The key to juicy, flavor-packed chicken every single time? Cook it in the air fryer! This air fryer chicken breast recipe is so easy and delicious, it'll quickly become your new weeknight dinner staple.
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Chicken thighs are juicy, endlessly versatile and super quick and to cook in the air fryer. This is the perfect recipe for total beginners, because they remain succulent and juicy even if they get a little over-cooked.
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These crispy, juicy air fryer chicken tenders are the perfect family-friendly meal. The no egg breading method makes them quick to prepare, they cook in minutes, and the crispy, seasoned coating will have everyone asking for seconds.
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Try these juicy, tender air fryer chicken drumsticks for the ultimate easy weeknight dinner! Cooking chicken drumsticks in the air fryer crisps up the skin while locking in the natural juices, for insanely juicy chicken with irresistibly crispy skin.
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Cook a batch of these crave-worthy crispy air fryer chicken wings for an effort-less appetizer or snack. Around 5 minutes hands-on time and a quick blast in the air fryer gives crunchy, crowd-pleasing wings minus all the hassle.
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Get that crispy, crunchy chicken nugget taste you love without leaving the house with these crispy homemade air fryer chicken nuggets. With just a few simple ingredients and minutes in the air fryer, you'll have tender, juicy chicken nuggets with a crispy outer coating the whole family will devour.
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