Cajun air fryer chicken bites are the most delicious appetizer or chicken dish!

Tossed in a delicious cajun seasoning, and made crispy on the outside and tender juicy on the inside these are ready in no time for a healthy, delish snack or appetizer! This recipe is a family favorite that never fails to bring everyone around the table.

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Easy 3 Ingredient Chicken Bites

  • This super easy recipe makes chicken bites that are perfect for on-the-fly appetizers or hearty snacks at home!
  • The air fryer is the best cooking method for getting tender, juicy chicken bites and no one needs to know they are low-carb and keto!
  • Cook in batches and pop back into the air fryer for 2-3 minutes right before serving.
  • For a fancy presentation, thread three or four cooked chicken bites on wooden picks alongside two or three sauces for dipping!

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Ingredients & Variations

CHICKEN: Choose chicken breasts that are fresh and without any discolorations or off-aromas. Boneless, skinless pork chops or ready-made frozen meatballs will also work in this recipe!

SEASONING: Packaged Cajun seasoning is easy to find, but if you want to adjust your own ingredients to make a signature seasoning, check out this easy DIY recipe that can be used as a seasoning, a rub, a dip, or a dressing!

SAUCES: Serve Cajun chicken bites with any of these delish homemade sauces – teriyaki sauce, homemade sweet and sour sauce, honey mustard sauce, easy bbq sauce recipe, or homemade ranch dressing.

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How to Make Chicken Bites in the Air Fryer

  1. Toss chicken bites with oil and seasonings until coated.
  2. Air Fry in a single layer until tender and browned on the edges (per the recipe below).

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or an assortment of favorites for a fun appetizer or easy meal!

Best Tips for Tender Chicken Bites

  • Keep pieces the same size so they are bite-sized perfect for guests and so they cook evenly.
  • Always take a minute to check the internal temperature of the chicken. It should read 165°F, and pieces will cook a bit more once they are removed from the air fryer. Let them rest about 3 minutes before serving.
  • Store leftover Cajun chicken bites in the refrigerator and serve cold over a salad or in a sandwich or add to a stir fry, tacos, a casserole, or a wrap for an energizing workday lunch!

More Appetizers in the Air Fryer

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Cajun Air Fryer Chicken Bites

Air Fryer chicken bites are a crispy and flavorful appetizer that is tender and juicy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 2 chicken breasts cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning

Instructions 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 380°F.
  • In a medium bowl mix chicken, oil, and cajun seasoning until chicken is evenly coated.
  • Place chicken in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 10-13 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 882mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1053IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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Holly is a mom of 4 with a love for all things air fryer! Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making recipes for the everyday home cook!
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