Air Fryer Lemon Chicken

Air Fryer Lemon Chicken

Air Fryer Lemon Chicken is marinated in olive oil, lemon, Italian herbs and after that cooked to crunchy perfection in the air fryer. The chicken is juicy and tender, with lots of refreshing citrus flavor.

Air Fryer Recipes are such a preferred around here, they are healthier, and also I love that I don’t have to turn on the oven to prepare them.

We like sharing lots of chicken recipes on the blog, as they are frequently budget-friendly and easy to make. Take today’s Air Fryer Lemon Chicken, it is loaded with flavor and incredibly easy to make.

Air frying saves lots of unnecessary calories but maintains a delectably crispy texture. The marinade is simple and refreshing, with dried herbs and lots of fresh lemon juice and zest.

Air Fryer Lemon Chicken


6 chicken thighs (bone-in and skin on)

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 tablespoon Italian herb seasoning blend

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

1 lemon (thinly sliced)


First, add all ingredients – except lemon slices – to a bowl or Ziploc bag, toss well to coat the chicken.

Let marinate for thirty -30- minutes to one hour.

Air Fryer Lemon Chicken

Set air fryer to 350 degrees F.

After removing chicken and let any excess liquid drip off, and arrange the chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, skin side down. Make sure for the chicken thighs to not be too close to each other. If needed, cook in batches.

Cook for ten -10- minutes, flip, top with lemon slices, and air fry for another 10 minutes or until crispy, and it reaches 165 degrees’ internal temperature when checked with a digital thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh.

Serve with a salad.

Air Fryer Lemon Chicken


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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