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Air Fryer BBQ Chicken

No need to light a big flame just to have the the best and juiciest BBQ chicken! Instead, use your air fryer for a simple, no fuss and no mess meal perfect for any summer time dinner!

air fryer bbq chicken on a white platter

Air fryers allow you to make delicious BBQ chicken year round, no matter the weather!
 
Making chicken in the air fryer is quick and easy and requires very little clean up.
 
Chicken made in the air fryer tends to be juicier and doesn’t get dried out as easily as when cooked by other methods.
 
And, chicken cooks quicker in an air fryer!  It only takes 15 minutes to get juicy, flavorful BBQ Chicken!
raw chicken and spices on a baking sheet

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make BBQ Chicken In The Air Fryer:

  • bone-in skin on chicken thighs
  • Cajun seasoning
  • herb and garlic seasoning
  • BBQ sauce

cooked chicken in an air fryer pan

How To Make BBQ Chicken In An Air Fryer…

  1. Sprinkle chicken evenly with seasoning
  2. Place in air fryer basket and set to 375 degrees F
  3. Cook until chicken reaches internal temp of 165 F (about 15-18 minutes??)
  4. Remove and brush each piece of chicken with BBQ sauce
  5. Return and cook for 2-3 more minutes
  6. Let rest 5-10 minutes before serving

chicken with BBQ sauce in air fryer pan

Pro Tips…

Use your family’s favorite BBQ sauce for this recipe.

Want to watch your sugar intake? Choose a low or no sugar BBQ sauce option.  You’ll still get delicious results.

For seasoning, use a homemade or store bought Cajun seasoning blend.
 
Try my other air fryer chicken recipes:  Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks and Air Fryer Chicken Breast
bbq chicken on a white platter
air fryer bbq chicken on a white platter

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken

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No need to light a big flame just to have the the best and juiciest BBQ chicken! Instead, use your air fryer for a simple, no fuss and no mess meal perfect for any summer time dinner!
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:20 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Sprinkle chicken evenly with seasoning
  • Place in air fryer basket and set to 375 degrees F
  • Cook until chicken reaches internal temp of 165 F (about 15-18 minutes??)
  • Remove and brush each piece of chicken with BBQ sauce
  • Return and cook for 2-3 more minutes
  • Let rest 5-10 minutes before serving

Notes

  • Substitute low or no sugar BBQ sauce if needed 
  • Use a homemade or store bought Cajun seasoning blend

Nutrition

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 458IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Servings: 4
Calories: 458kcal
 

 

 

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