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Air Fryer Jerk Chicken Recipe

This air fryer jerk chicken is crispy, juicy, and full of flavor! It's the perfect weeknight meal or social gathering dish, and it's so easy to make. You'll love how the spicy jerk pairs with the crispy chicken skin. Yum!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 3 People
Calories 612 kcal


  • 6 chicken thighs (skin on, bone-in)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup jerk chicken marinade
  • ¼ cup jerk BBQ sauce
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil


  • Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a large mixing bowl and to it add; oil, chilli flakes, garlic, salt, and onion powder, mix together.
  • Add the jerk marinade and mix again.
  • Place the prepared chicken in the air fryer basket. Cook at 360°F for 17 minutes, turning halfway at 9 minutes.
  • After 17 minutes, keep the chicken in the air fryer basket and brush it with jerk BBQ sauce.
  • Return the chicken to the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes at 400°F.
  • After 5 minutes, it is ready to be served.


Sodium: 1185mgCalcium: 28mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 329IUSugar: 13gFiber: 1gPotassium: 541mgCholesterol: 221mgCalories: 612kcalTrans Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 11gFat: 42gProtein: 38gCarbohydrates: 17gIron: 2mg
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