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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken is an appetizer made with coated boneless chicken breasts that are cooked in an air fryer and tossed with homemade buffalo sauce.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 295 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1½-inch pieces (approximately 2 chicken breasts)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups panko breading
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F and spray the basket with nonstick spray.

  2. Set out three separate bowls. In the first bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, and salt. In the second bowl, add the beaten eggs. In the third bowl, add the panko breading.

  3. Dredge each chicken piece first in the flour mixture, then the eggs, and finally, the panko.

  4. Place chicken in a single even layer in the basket of the air fryer. (Work in batches if your air fryer isn't large enough).
  5. Air fry for 8 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through. Chicken is fully cooked when the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

  6. Transfer the chicken to a large bowl and top with buffalo sauce. Gently toss to coat.

  7. OPTIONAL: Place the chicken back in the air fryer for an additional 3-4 minutes if you want them crispier.

  8. Serve with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing.