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How To Make Air Fryer Spanish Chicken – Easy And Delicious!

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Looking for a new and delicious chicken recipe to make in your air fryer? Try this easy and flavorful air fryer Spanish chicken recipe, so good you’ll want to make it on repeat!

You’ll LOVE This Air Fryer Chicken Recipe, Here’s Why! 

Super Easy To Make – this is a really easy air fryer chicken recipe, just chop, season and air fry!

Tastes SO GOOD! – juicy chicken, sunshine Spanish flavors and perfect with rice, patatas bravas or crusty bread.

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Air Fryer Spanish Chicken Recipe

Serves – 2 people (easily doubled, tripled)

Prep Time – 10 minutes

Cook Time – 15 minutes

Total Time – around 25 minutes

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Equipment Needed

  • Air Fryer – we use a Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer – the 9.5 litre two drawer cooking space is BRILLIANT when you’re cooking for a family. And it makes cooking meat, chicken or fish and potatoes at the same time super easy!
  • Food thermometer – I totally recommend getting yourself a food thermometer, especially for air frying chicken, it really gives me peace of mind when cooking. I like to know that food is cooked to the correct temperature.
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Silicone Cooking Spoon – so you don’t scratch the inside coating of the air fryer.
  • Shallow Bowl – for seasoning the Spanish chicken mixture in

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Ingredients For Air Fryer Spanish Chicken 

Everything you need to make our DELICIOUS Spanish chicken in the air fryer

Ingredients needed to make air fryer spanish chicken including; peppers, chicken breasts, onions, olive oil, chorizo, spices
  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts – diced into bitesize pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper – diced
  • 1 red onion – cut into wedges
  • 100g chorizo sausage, skin removed and sliced into discs (in the US? this is around 4 oz)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 heaped tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

How To Make Air Fryer Spanish Chicken 

You’ll LOVE how quickly and easily this air fryer chicken recipe comes together

Step One – season the Spanish chicken mixture

  • Put the chicken, chorizo, red peppers, red onions, olive oil and seasonings into a bowl, and toss everything together so that everything is coated in herbs, spices and olive oil.
Bowl with peppers, chorizo and onion in

Step Two air fry the Spanish chicken

  • Tip the Spanish chicken into the air fryer basket, try to keep it as much of a single layer as possible.
  • Air fry at 200C / 400F for around 15 minutes, shaking the basket often to ensure everything cooks evenly.
Chicken, chorizo, peppers and onion in the air fryer

Step Three – check that the chicken is cooked through

  • Check if the chicken is cooked through using a digital meat thermometer – it needs to have a core internal temperature of 75C. If it’s not quite hot enough, continue to cook until everything is cooked through properly.

Step Four – serve the air fryer Spanish chicken

  • Serve the air fryer Spanish chicken – it’s super nice drizzled with garlic mayo and chopped flat leaf parsley.
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What To Serve With Air Fried Spanish Chicken

Okay, you can serve this tasty chicken up with just about any side dish you fancy, it’s super versatile. We’ve popped a few favourites below!

  • Microwave Rice – microwave rice pouches will ALWAYS be one of our favourite quick, go-to side dishes. Brilliant for weeknights as they ping in the microwave for 2-mins and then they’re ready to eat. Plus NO WASHING UP. The air fryer Spanish chicken goes great with Tomato and Basil rice, lemon and herbs or the peri peri flavor.
  • Air Fried Potato Slices – these are simply thinly sliced potatoes, tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and black pepper and air fried until they start to turn golden and crisp up.
  • Patatas Bravas – this is perfect with our Spanish chicken recipe.
  • Crusty bread and a dollop of hummus (works well I promise)

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Helpful Recipe Tips 

Tips and ideas to switch up your recipe and make the most of leftovers!

Ingredient Swaps And Add Ins

  • You can add in some extra veggies – try aubergine (egg plant), courgettes (zucchini) or even some sweet potatoes.
  • Fancy a kick of spice? Add some fresh chillies or a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Make it veggie – skip the meat and just use chunks of halloumi and veggies for a meat-free version.

How To Store Leftovers 

Leftover air fryer Spanish chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Use leftovers up in meal-prep salads, or in wraps or sandwiches.

Tips For Juicy Air Fryer Chicken

When cooking chicken in the air fryer, always let it rest for 4-5 minutes before serving, this just helps the juices release into the meat and the chicken be more tender.

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Air Fryer Chicken And Chorizo

Yield: Serves 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts - diced into bitesize pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper - diced
  • 1 red onion - cut into wedges
  • 100g chorizo sausage, skin removed and sliced into discs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 heaped tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Put the chicken, chorizo, red peppers, red onions, olive oil and seasonings into a bowl, and toss everything together so that everything is coated in herbs, spices and olive oil.
  2. Tip the Spanish chicken into the air fryer basket, try to keep it as much of a single layer as possible.
  3. Air fry at 200C / 400F for around 15 minutes, shaking the basket often to ensure everything cooks evenly. Check if the chicken is cooked through using a digital meat thermometer - it needs to have a core internal temperature of 75C. Continue to cook until everything is cooked through properly.
  4. Then serve - it's super nice drizzled with garlic mayo and chopped flat leaf parsley.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 533Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 712mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 51g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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