Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Bites

Incredibly tender and flavorful, and the kids will love them as much as the adults. Serve as an appetizer, salad topping, game day snack, taco or wrap filling, or with your favorite dip.

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Bites
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Marinate Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix (such as Hidden Valley Ranch®)

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Combine chicken, avocado oil, white vinegar, ranch powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir well until the chicken is coated, cover, and marinate in the fridge for 30 to 60 minutes, but not much longer, as the texture will become mushy.

  2. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place chicken cubes in the air fryer basket in a single layer, not touching.

  3. Air fry until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, flipping once when the edges start to brown, being sure not to overcook, 8 to 11 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Your cooking time may vary depending on the brand and size of your air fryer, and you may need to cook in batches.

  4. Sprinkle the chicken with Cheddar cheese. Return to the air fryer until cheese melts, for about 30 seconds. Serve warm, garnished with chopped parsley.

Cook's Tip:

If you don't have avocado oil, sub vegetable or canola oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

328 Calories
26g Fat
1g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 328
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 425mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 21g
Potassium 239mg 5%

* 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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