Crispy Air-Fried Chicken


This is super and makes a juicy and delicious chicken. The basting mixture is a win and adds an excellent flavor to the crispy skin. You can modify this for a whole bird, you will need to add more cooking time and you are going to want to truss your chicken to make sure the legs and wings are tucked in. (Google it, it's way easier than you think.)

Crispy Air-Fried Chicken
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
2 chicken breasts


  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • ½ teaspoon ground sage

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 (8 ounce) bone-in, skin-on chicken breast halves

  • ¼ cup coconut oil, at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Mix paprika, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, marjoram, sage, pepper, and nutmeg together in a small bowl. Spread spice rub on all sides of chicken breasts and under the skin.

  2. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions. Mix coconut oil, sherry, and lime juice together in a small bowl; set aside.

  3. Place chicken, breast-side down, in the air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes. Brush chicken with reserved basting oil. Flip chicken, reduce heat to 360 degrees F (182 degrees C), and cook for another 15 minutes. Baste chicken again with remaining oil and cook until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 6 to 12 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
26g Fat
4g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 735mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 444mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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