Air-Fryer Almond Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jan. 06, 2023
My husband bought an air fryer about 6 months ago, after seeing it on television. We have used it at least twice a week and love how delicious the food has been. The chicken recipes that we have tried are especially good because of how moist the chicken remains. We started a low-carb diet and did not want to use bread crumbs, so we tried the chicken with almonds. It's a favorite now. —Pamela Shank, Parkersburg, West Virginia
Air-Fryer Almond Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, finely chopped
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • Optional: Ranch salad dressing, barbecue sauce or honey mustard


  1. Preheat air fryer to 350°. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg, buttermilk, garlic salt and pepper. Place almonds in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then into almonds, patting to help coating adhere.
  2. Place chicken in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads at least 165°, 15-18 minutes. If desired, serve with ranch dressing, barbecue sauce or mustard.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half: 353 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 41g protein.