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2 pieces air fryer lemon pepper chicken served on a black plate.

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken

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Air fryer lemon pepper chicken recipe that is easy, and quick. These air fryer lemon pepper chicken breasts are flavorful, moist, tender, delicious, and make a perfect dinner served with sides like potatoes, salads, or pasta. Let me show you how to make lemon pepper chicken in air fryer.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Servings 3
Calories 356 kcal


  • Air fryer


  • 3 pieces Chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon Parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt


  • Use a paper towel to pat the chicken breasts dry.
  • Mix the black pepper, garlic powder, lemon juice, lemon zest, rosemary, thyme, parsley, salt, and oil in a bowl.
  • Rub the marinade all over the chicken.
    Put the marinated chicken in a Ziploc bag, put it in the fridge to marinate for 4 hours.
  • Bring out the chicken breasts from the fridge and leave them for 15 minutes to get to room temperature.
    Arrange the chicken breasts in the air fryer basket in a single layer without overlapping them.
  • Set the air fryer to a temperature of 180C/380F, then air fry the chicken breasts for 8 minutes.
    After 8 minutes, flip the chicken with a tong and continue to air fry for another 8 minutes.
  • Bring out the air fryer basket, let the chicken rest for 3-5 minutes to redistribute the juices inside.
    Serve and enjoy.


  • Marinate the chicken for at least 60 minutes up to 8 hours.
  • Adjust the lemon, black pepper, and salt quantity to your preference.
  • You can use store-bought lemon pepper seasoning if it's a good one.
  • After air frying the chicken, let it rest for 3-5 minutes before cutting into it. This is so that the juices in the chicken breast have time to redistribute.
  • Leftover lemon pepper chicken breast can be used in salads, wraps, and sandwiches.
  • Don't overcrowd the air fryer basket. Arrange chicken in a single file and not on top of each other.
  • Cooking time may vary based on the air fryer model, basket style or oven style so adjust cooking time accordingly.


Calories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 64gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 431mgPotassium: 1143mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 121IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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