Bite-size pieces of chicken, marinated in a blend of Greek herbs, garlic and lemon juice, then air-fried until golden and juicy.
I love to stuff this tasty chicken into flatbreads and top with lettuce, tomatoes, whipped feta and marinated red onion.

Air fryer greek chicken pieces on a tray with flatbreads, a bowl of tomatoes and lettuce, and a jar of marinated onions.
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One of my favourite ways to use my air fryer is to air fry chicken. Whether it’s air fryer chicken wings, chicken legs, whole chicken or chicken pieces, it always manages make the chicken golden, whilst still being juicy too.

This chicken is cooked quickly (about 13 minutes) and it’s packed full of flavour.

📋 Ingredients?

Ingredients for air fryer Greek chicken on a wooden board.
  • Chicken breast pieces (you can replace with chicken thighs if you prefer)
  • Neutral oil – I like avocado oil
  • Salt, pepper, oregano, dill, garlic and lemon for lots of flavour

📺 Watch how to make it

Full recipe with detailed steps in the recipe card at the end of this post.

👩‍🍳PRO TIP Keep a close eye on the chicken while it’s cooking. Check 2 or 3 times during cooking, and give the air fryer basket a shake to ensure the chicken cooks evenly and is browned all over.

Close up image of air fried Greek marinated chicken pieces on a tray line with paper, next to some flatbreads.

🍽️ What to serve it with

My favourite way to serve this chicken is piled on top of warmed flatbreads or pita, with lettuce, tomatoes and a drizzle of oil.

flatbreads, olive oil, tomatoes and chopped lettuce on a wooden board.

I also like to add some creamy whipped feta and some tangy red marinated onions.

Overhead tall image of whipped feta dip in a dark bowl, swirled with olive oil. There is a spoon sticking out of the bowl. The bowl is on a dark background and there are ingredients scattered around.
Marinated sliced red onions in a glass jar with a metal spoon sticking out. The jar is on a vintage steel surface.

Just take a look at that! Come on, you know you want to get your chops around that 😁

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.

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5 from 6 votes

Air Fryer Greek Chicken Recipe

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: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek


  • 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 flatbreads
  • 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
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  • 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.
    1/2 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 flatbreads along with your favourite toppings. I love to add lettuce, tomatoes, marinated onions, whipped feta, and a drizzle of olive oil.
    4 warmed Greek flatbreads, 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.
Nutritional information is for one serving of the air fried chicken (not including flatbreads and toppings). This recipe serves 4 people.


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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Angie Stewart says:

    5 stars
    This is my first foray into Mediterranian recipes. This was well approved by my husband which is high praise. I did add tzatziki to the flat bread. Super easy and so flavorful!

  2. S says:

    5 stars
    Awesome recipe, thank you so much!

    1. Sandra Vogt says:

      Do you discard the marinade or add it to the air fryer? I have used cut up, bite sized boneless skinless chicken thighs and they are marinating now.

  3. Karen says:

    I made this last night for dinner. Not only was it so quick and easy to make, it was delicious. I will definitely be making it again.

  4. Laura says:

    5 stars
    This is the first recipe I’ve tried in my air fryer. It turned out delicious – soft and juicy but totally cooked. My kids voted to eat it again!

  5. Lindsey says:

    5 stars
    Made this last night and it was super delicious – thank you X

  6. April Driggers says:

    OOOOOH this is right up my son’s alley! I’m going to add it to one of our upcoming menu plans! Looks delish and EASY! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Kazz Sib says:

    5 stars
    Yum! That was like I was back in Greece!

  8. Lydia Kelcey says:

    5 stars
    Scrummy could also air fry onions and peppers to have if you don’t like salad or want a changel