Air Fryer Greek Chicken Recipe

Air Fryer Greek Chicken Recipe

Square overhead shot of air fryer Greek chicken pieces in a flatbread with salad and feta dressing. The wrap is being held by a hand over the top of a tray that has all of the cooked ingredient on it.

Bite-size pieces of chicken, marinated in a blend of Greek herbs, garlic and lemon juice, then air-fried until golden and juicy.

Prep Time: 10minutes 

Cook Time: 15minutes 

Marinading Time: 30minutes

Total Time: 55minutes 

Servings: 4

Ingredients For Air Fryer Greek Chicken Recipe

⭐3 chicken breasts (this is about 525g/18.5oz altogether), chopped into bitesize pieces

⭐2 tbsp oil I use avocado or rapeseed

⭐2 cloves garlic peeled and minced

⭐½ tsp dried dill

⭐1 tsp dried oregano

⭐¼ tsp ground black pepper

⭐zest and juice of one lemon

⭐½ tsp table salt

Serving suggestion:

4 warmed Greek flat breads

1 romaine or baby gem lettuce sliced

3-4 medium tomatoes roughly chopped

sliced red onion or my favourite marinated onions

store-bought or homemade tzatziki or whipped feta

a drizzle of olive oil

Instructions For Air Fryer Greek Chicken Recipe

⭐Add the chopped chicken to a bowl or a ziplock bag.

⭐3 chicken breasts

⭐Add the oil, garlic, dill, oregano, pepper, lemon zest, and juice.

⭐2 tbsp oil,2 cloves garlic,½ tsp dried dill,1 tsp dried oregano,¼ tsp ground black pepper,zest and juice of one lemon

⭐Stir together to evenly distribute in the marinade.

⭐Allow to marinade for 20-30 minutes (no more than 2 hours or the lemon juice will break down the fibres in the chicken too much – causing it to go a bit mushy).

⭐Just before you’re ready to cook, sprinkle over the salt and stir together.

⭐½ tsp table salt

⭐Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 200C/400F for 13-15 minutes, until cooked throughout. Give it a shake halfway through cooking.

⭐Once cooked, pile into warmed flat breads along with your favourite toppings. I love to add lettuce, tomatoes, marinated onions, whipped feta, and a drizzle of olive oil.

⭐4 warmed Greek flat breads,1 romaine or baby gem lettuce,3-4 medium tomatoes,sliced red onion,store-bought or homemade tzatziki or whipped feta,a drizzle of olive oil


Make Ahead

⭐You can make this chicken ahead, although I think it tastes best when freshly cooked. If the chicken is cooked and then reheated, it tends to be a little dryer.

⭐However, you can marinate the chicken ahead – then cover and refrigerate it.

⭐Marinate the chicken for up 2 hours ahead


⭐Leave out the lemon zest, juice and salt and you can marinate the night before. Stir the lemon zest, juice and salt in about 10 minutes before you cook it


⭐This chicken tastes great, served cold the next day as part of a salad or wrap.

⭐Simply cool the cooked chicken quickly, then cover and refrigerate until the next day.

Ingredient Swaps/Additions

⭐Swap out the whipped feta for crumbled feta cheese, tzatziki sauce or greek yogurt mixed with a little garlic powder.

⭐Swap out the flatbreads for pita bread or tortilla wraps.

⭐Add chopped bell pepper, olives, and/or chopped cucumber

Don’t have an air fryer?

⭐Bake the chicken pieces in the oven on a lined baking sheet (be sure to spread them out) at 190C/375F (fan) for about 18-22 minutes. The chicken should no longer be pink in the middle when cooked. If you have a meat thermometer, the internal temperature of the chicken should be 75C/165F

⭐Fry the chicken pieces in a large frying pan with 2 tablespoons of oil, over a medium-high heat for about 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked throughout.

⭐BBQ or grill (broil) the chicken for 10-15 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is cooked throughout. You can make chicken skewers, by threading the chicken pieces onto metal skewers to make the chicken easier to turn if you like.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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