This air fryer Greek chicken recipe features grilled chicken and a tangy, creamy salad. Everything comes together in 30 minutes and tastes delicious.
Is Our Recipe Healthy?
Air-frying is an excellent method of removing fat from fatty meat cuts such as chicken thighs. Plus, it gives you some of that great fried flavor without all the added oil.
In addition, we chose to serve our air-fried Greek chicken thighs with some avocado, corn, lettuce, cucumber, and tomato on the side. They create a well-rounded dish that packs in plenty of nutrients. The entire plate contains only 482 calories and less than 8.3 g saturated fat per serving.
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Our air fryer Greek chicken recipe calls for chicken thighs, olive oil, simple seasonings, and some vegetables.
The cut we’re working with is the thigh; it’s juicy and has an excellent chewy texture. If you prefer a leaner, more protein-dense meat cut, chicken breast works as well but has a different texture.
Choosing boneless thighs also allows us to season all sides of the meat and eat with cleaner hands, but this is merely our preference. If you prefer your meat bone-in, we have precise measurements down in the recipe card.
2. Greek Marinade for Chicken
A typical Greek marinade contains olive oil, seasonings, and fresh herbs. The oil not only tenderizes the meat, but also adds flavor and some healthy fats.
The herb we’re using today is oregano. Some people use both oregano and thyme, but we think either is sufficient.
In terms of seasonings, you’ll only need onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. This blend is probably already in your pantry and gives the meat all the flavor it needs.
If you enjoy spicy foods, we recommend adding a little cayenne pepper. Or, if you like the aroma of chilis but not the heat, try paprika.
While chicken is the main course, it’s the side vegetables that keep the dish interesting. Sweet corn naturally balances out the tart lemon dressing and creamy avocado, complementing the other crisp, juicy components.
The lettuce we selected is a rather regional style called crystal lettuce. If it’s not available in your area, iceberg lettuce is a great substitute.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover
Place the cooked meat in a container of your choice, then keep it in the fridge for up to a week or the freezer for 3 months. Because the veggies are not freezer-friendly, they should only be refrigerated.
To reheat, air-fry the meat for 5 minutes if refrigerated or 8-10 minutes if frozen. Or use a microwave and you’ll need just 1-3 minutes.
What this dish is missing are some potatoes, and our potato wedges recipe is one way to treat them right. They’re tossed with salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powders before being air-fried and served with a generous helping of ketchup.
This meal can be dry, so we serve it with our pineapple cucumber juice to help it go down. It’s delicious and loaded with vitamins.
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18 oz boneless chicken thighs (30 oz bone-in thighs)
8 oz avocado (cubed)
4 oz cucumber (seeded and cubed)
4 oz cherry tomatoes (quartered)
2 oz corn (fresh or frozen)
2 oz crystal lettuce (or iceberg lettuce)
2 1/2 tbsp olive oil (divided into 1 and 1 1/2 tbsp)
3/4 tsp salt (divided into 1/2 and 1/4 tsp)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper (divided in half)
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp oregano (dried)
2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
Score the skinless side of your 18 oz of boneless chicken thighs.
Rub the meat with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1 tbsp oregano, 1/2 tsp onion powder, and 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Marinate for 5 minutes.
Place the marinated thighs into the air fryer. Cook at 375°F for 25 minutes.
While it’s cooking, cut the vegetables into cubes. When the meat is 5 minutes away from finishing, gently toss all of your salad ingredients (8 oz avocado, 4 oz cucumber, 4 oz cherry tomatoes, 2 oz corn, and 2 oz lettuce) with 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 2 tsp lemon juice.
Garnish your grilled chicken with 2 tbsp parsley and serve with the veggie salad.
Air Fryer Greek Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 482Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Vitamin A 561IU
Vitamin C 17mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
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Delicious and easy to make, this air fryer Greek chicken is a must-try for any chicken lover!