Air Fryer Lemon Chicken Bites

Air Fryer Lemon Chicken Bites


Pop these simple-to-make and delicious Air Fryer Lemon Chicken Bites on every kind of meal to increase the flavor factor by a million!


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Additional time: 30 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes
Yield: 3-4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 lemons (or about 4 tablespoons lemon juice)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional garnish
  • Additional lemon slices, optional garnish


  1. Cut the chicken into 1-inch, bite-sized cubes and pat dry with a paper towel. Place the chicken pieces into a gallon-sized plastic bag.
  2. Cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Whisk in the olive oil, garlic powder, salt, lemon pepper, and dried basil.
  3. Transfer the marinade mixture into the bag with the chicken cubes and slosh the bag to coat the chicken thoroughly with the marinade.
  4. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, up to 4 hours.
  5. When ready to cook, heat the air fryer to 375°F.
  6. Place the chicken cubes in the air fryer but be sure not to overcrowd the basket. Do them in batches if needed.
  7. Cook in the air fryer at 375°F for 8 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F, then remove the chicken from the air fryer to a plate.
  8. Serve warm with chopped parsley and sliced lemons as optional garnishes.


  • It is important to cook your chicken to 165°F.
  • Air fryers and cook times may vary. Please use common sense when cooking your chicken.
  • It is important to preheat your air fryer. Preheating helps ensure even cooking and helps the chicken tastes its best.
  • I like to give the air fryer basket a little jiggle halfway through the cooking time to help ensure even browning. Also, since the heat source is at the top, it will tend to cook slightly faster.
  • Do not overload the basket. It’s best to cook in batches if necessary.
  • Do not marinate for longer than 4 hours, or the chicken may start to cook on the edges from the acid in the marinade.
  • This is a great recipe to meal prep ahead for the week. There are tons of ways to use this chicken recipe once it’s cooked.


Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 102mg Sodium: 845mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Protein: 38g

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