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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken: A Zesty and Healthy Delight

by Mylyn May Ramos 17 May 2023

If you're looking for a quick, flavorful, and healthy chicken recipe, look no further than Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken. This recipe combines tender and juicy chicken with the tangy brightness of lemon and the boldness of black pepper. With the help of an air fryer, you can achieve a crispy exterior while keeping the chicken moist and succulent on the inside. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this easy-to-make and deliciously satisfying dish.

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Optional garnish: Fresh parsley, lemon wedges


Step 1: Preparing the Marinade

  1. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, and paprika. Mix well to create a marinade.

Step 2: Marinating the Chicken

  1. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag.
  2. Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure to coat each piece evenly. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight for maximum flavor.

Step 3: Air Frying the Lemon Pepper Chicken

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
  3. Place the chicken breasts in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they are not touching.
  4. Cook the chicken for 15-18 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the chicken is golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Step 4: Serving the Lemon Pepper Chicken

  1. Remove the air-fried chicken from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes.
  2. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges on the side for an extra burst of citrus flavor.
  3. Enjoy the succulent and flavorful Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken as a main course alongside a fresh salad, roasted vegetables, or your favorite side dish.

Conclusion: Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken is a simple yet delicious recipe that will surely become a favorite in your kitchen. The tangy and vibrant flavors of lemon combined with the aromatic black pepper create a winning combination that elevates the taste of the tender chicken. With the convenience of an air fryer, you can achieve a crispy exterior without sacrificing the juiciness of the chicken. So, gather your ingredients, fire up your air fryer, and prepare to savor every bite of this zesty and healthy delight.

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