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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe

5 from 26 votes
Created by Mariam E.
This finger licking Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe is easily whipped up in the air fryer and perfect for busy weeknights!
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. chicken tenders film skin and tender muscle removed
  • 3/4 tsp. black pepper fresh ground, more or less
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. oregano dry
  • 3/4 tsp. salt more if need
  • 4 cloves garlic minced

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 F.
  • Clean and trim the chicken tenders. Place in a bowl and marinate with the remainder of the ingredients.
  • Line the tenders in the preheated air fryer without overlapping them. You will need to do them in 2-3 batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Cook the tenders in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes. (cooking time depends on their size). Use an instant read thermometer for accurate cooking. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees.
  • When cooked, wrap with aluminum foil and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with some fresh chopped parsley and serve.

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Notes

  • Be sure to use a pre heated air fryer.
  • You'll want to trim any film off the tenders.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer, you made need to do multiple batches and make sure your tenders don't overlap.
  • Use an instant read thermometer for accurate cooking. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees.
  • Garnish with some fresh parsley or cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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