Simple, quick and full of flavor! This Air Fryer Southwest Chicken has a simple marinade and is so flavorful and juicy you'll never want chicken out of the oven again! #chicken #airfryerrecipes #airfryer #airfryerchicken #southwestchicken

Air Fryer Southwest Chicken

Simple, quick and full of flavor!  This Air Fryer Southwest Chicken is so flavorful and juicy you'll never want chicken out of the oven again!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 165 kcal
Author Beautifully Broken Journey


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts thawed
  • 2 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 T avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Place thawed chicken, lime juice and oil into a gallon size ziplock bag.

  2. Combine all spices into a separate bowl, then pour over chicken in bag.  Make sure to mix it well over chicken.

  3. Place chicken into fridge and let marinate for at least 10 minutes.

  4. Remove chicken from ziplock bag and place in air fryer.

  5. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 25 minutes, flipping chicken halfway through.

  6. *The thinner the chicken breasts are sliced the less time it will need to cook, the thicker they are the longer they will need to cook.

  7. Cook chicken to 165 degrees internal temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Southwest Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 283mg12%
Potassium 419mg12%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.