Air Fryer BBQ Chicken

This air fryer bbq chicken is perfect for winter. It is juicy and tender with crispy edges and all the flavor of grilled chicken. Use your favorite barbecue sauce or make your own, either way you will have perfect barbecue chicken in 25 minutes!


  • 2 chicken breast
  • ¼ tsp coarse salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • garnish: chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400˚F.
  2. Prep and season chicken with salt, pepper and paprika evenly on both sides.
  3. Bast 1-2 tbsp of barbecue sauce on top side of chicken breast and place in air fryer basket, sauce side up.
  4. Sear for 2 minutes and remove air fryer basket.
  5. Flip chicken and baste 1-2 tbsp of barbecue sauce on top. Replace basket and continue to sear for 2 minutes.
  6. Leaving basket in place, lower temperature of air fryer to 375˚ and cook for 8-9 minutes.
  7. Remove basket, flip chicken and baste with 1-2 tbsp of sauce.
  8. Replace and continue to cook for 8-9 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165˚F.
  9. Remove from air fryer and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  10. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve.


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