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healthy air fried buffalo chicken breasts

Healthy Air Fried Buffalo Chicken

Healthy air-fried buffalo chicken breasts that are moist, perfectly crispy, and super easy to make in an air fryer. Such a delicious 20-minute meal that everyone will love! Gluten-Free, paleo, dairy-free, and low carb.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Serving 3 servings


  • 3 chicken breasts, 6 - 8 ounces each, skinless and boneless
  • cup buffalo sauce*, I used New Primal, plus more for serving
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Avocado or olive oil cooking spray

Make your own buffalo sauce:

  • cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter or ghee
  • ½ tsp paprika


  • Preheat air fryer to 380°F and lightly grease basket with cooking or avocado spray.
  • Meanwhile, pat chicken breasts dry with a paper towel and then place a shallow bowl.
  • Pour the buffalo sauce on top and use kitchen tongs to flip chicken breasts to ensure they are completely coated. Season with salt and pepper and let marinate for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Once the air fryer is heated, evenly space out the chicken breast into the basket, breast side down (the smooth side).
  • Air fry for 10 minutes, then with kitchen tongs and cook for another 4 - 6 minutes. I used medium 7-ounce chicken breasts and cooked for a total of 15 minutes. They will be done once the internal temp reaches 165°F and the outside is crisp. DO NOT overcook, it will be dry.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.
  • Drizzle with extra buffalo sauce and enjoy with a side of your favorite grain and vegetable.


Use store bought buffalo sauce or make your own.
To make chicken tenders: Cut chicken breast legth-wise into 3 - 4 strips each. Pat dry with a paper towel and coat in the buffalo sauce. Air fry for total of 10 - 12 minutes.
To Store: In an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
My Favorite Air Fryer: I highly recommend this one!


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 867mg | Potassium: 841mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Lunch & Dinner
Cuisine American, Healthy
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