Air Fried Chicken with Lemon and zaatar

Written by Asma

September 3, 2021

There is nothing as nutritious, healthy and delicious as this Air Fried Chicken with Lemon and zaatar. Indeed, this Air fryer chicken is cooked to perfection in the Air Fryer; it is juicy and seasoned with fresh lemon and aromatic herbs that you will love.

Air Fryer Chicken with lemon and Zaatar

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Course: chicken
Cuisine: Mediterranean, middle eastern
Keyword: Air Fryer
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Asma


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 1/2 Pounds; whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of za'atar
  • 1 tsp of lemon zest
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • ½ tsp of chilli flakes
  • tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper


  • Start by mixing the olive oil with the lemon juice and the zest, the garlic and the spices together very well
  • Transfer about one third of the overall mixture to a separate bowl
  • Gently brush the very well seasoned oil on top of the chicken, making sure to cover your chicken very well with the mixture
  • Preheat your air fryer to a temperature of about 160ºC/320ºF.
  • Put the chicken with the breast-side down, in the basket of your Air Fryer and cook for about 20 minutes
  • Flip your chicken over, then brush it with the reserved marinade and cook for about 10 to 20 additional minutes at a temperature of about 180ºC/350ºF.
  • Raise the temperature up to about 200°C/390°F and cook for about 5 to 10 additional minutes or until your chicken becomes golden brown and crispy
  • Check with a meat thermometer; then remove the chicken from the Air Fryer and let cool for 5 minutes
  • Serve and enjoy your dish!


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g
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