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lemon chicken

Air Fryer Lemon Chicken

Air Fryer Lemon Chicken is marinated in olive oil, lemon, and Italian herbs and after that cooked to crispy perfection in the air fryer.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Lemon Chicken, Lemon Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 317kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 6 chicken thighs bone-in and skin on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian herb seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced


  • Add all ingredients - except lemon slices - to bowl or Ziploc bag, toss well to coat the chicken.
  • Let marinate for 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Set air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove chicken and let any excess liquid drip off, and arrange the chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, skin side down. Make sure for the chicken thighs to not be too close to each other. If needed cook in batches.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, flip, top with lemon slices and air fry for another 10 minutes or until crispy and it reaches 165 degrees internal temperature when checked with a digital thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh.
  • Serve with a salad.



Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg