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Air Fryer Blackened Chicken Recipe

This air fryer blackened chicken recipe makes you a delectable meal in about 30 minutes. Once the air fryer is running, you can sit back and relax, knowing you’ll have a succulent meal in no time at all.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer blackened chicken, air fryer blackened chicken recipe, how to make blackened chicken in an air fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Luna Regina


  • 24 oz boneless chicken breast
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cayenne powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp traditional Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 oz lemon thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise
  • 4 oz lettuce
  • 4 oz cucumber halved then sliced
  • 0.5 oz radish thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped


  • Slice each breast (20 oz in total) open, but not all the way through, to create little pockets.
    step 1: Cut the chicken open.
  • Season the chicken with 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, 1 tbsp cayenne, 2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1/2 tbsp onion powder, 1/2 tbsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, and 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning. Season both the outside and inside of the chicken.
    step 2: Season and marinade.
  • Arrange the seasoned chicken in the air fryer along with 2 oz of lemon slices. Cook at 400°F for 20 minutes.
    step 3: Air-fry with lemon slices.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the salad dressing by combining 2 tbsp Greek yogurt, 2 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise, and 1 tbsp olive oil. Place in the fridge.
    step 4: Make the salad dressing; keep it in the fridge.
  • To serve, toss the vegetables (4 oz lettuce, 4 oz cucumber, and 0.5 oz radish) with the dressing. Pull the chicken out, plate it, sprinkle with parsley, and enjoy with the side salad.
    step 5: Toss the salad to serve with the chicken.


Serving: 1serving