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Air Fryer BBQ Chicken

by Laura

The weather is turning cold here in Utah already. So, it’s a bit too cold to grill outside, but you can still get similar results in an air fryer. This air fryer bbq chicken is a great option when you want to grill but you just can’t.

This chicken is so simple. All you need is some chicken breasts and some bbq seasoning. McCormick has several good ones to pick from. I happen to use their Grill Mates to sweet and smoky rub. The main thing is you need is time with this. You want to season the chicken and then let it sit in the fridge for 45 minutes before cooking. This gives that seasoning time to marinate with the chicken.

Then it’s time to cook the air fryer bbq chicken. You just place it in the air fryer and spray it with some nonstick cooking spray. Then you cook it for about 10 minutes flipping the chicken halfway through. You just want to make sure that thee chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Once it reaches that temp, you just need to give it a couple of minutes to rest. Allowing the chicken to rest let’s the juices remain in the chicken.

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Air Fryer BBQ Chicken

  • Author: Laura


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp bbq seasoning (I used McCormick’s Grill Mates sweet and smoky rub)


  1. Cover both sides of each chicken breast with bbq seasoning. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes. This gives the chicken time to marinade with the seasoning.
  2. Place chicken breast (not overlapping) in the air fryer and then spray with cooking spray. Cook at 400 degrees for 10-14 minutes, flipping over half way through cooking. Just make sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Allow to rest for a couple of minutes before serving. Serves 4.


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This recipe is adapted from My Forking Life.

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