Air Fryer Blackened Chicken

This air fryer blackened chicken recipe makes it easy to cook super flavorful and moist chicken breast. It comes out perfectly every time, takes less than 10 minutes in the air fryer and only requires a few ingredients.


Chicken Breast Olive Oil Ground Cayenne Salt Black Pepper Garlic Powder Paprika Chili Powder Cumin

Step 1

Add ground cayenne, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, and cumin to a small bowl and mix to combine.

Add chicken to a large mixing bowl, then drizzle it with olive oil and top with the seasoning mixture. Rub it in with your hands until evenly coated.

Step 2

Step 3

Air fry the chicken at 400°F for 4 minutes, then flip your chicken and cook for an additional 4 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Q: Is this blackened chicken spicy?

A: It's a little bit spicy if you're not tolerant of heat. If you want to tame it a bit, leave out the ground cayenne.

Q: How do I store and reheat this chicken?

A: Store the leftover chicken in an air-tight container for 3-4 days. To reheat, put it back into your air fryer at 350°F for 2-3 minutes, or until warm on the inside.

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