Air Fryer Dry Rubbed Chicken Bites

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners
chicken bites

An air fryer can make nearly every meal better (and crunchier!), not to mention healthier, too. It’s an easy way to make healthy meals for you and your whole family, and that’s why we love these Air Fryer Dry Rubbed Chicken Bites.

To make these delicious Chicken Bites, simply preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F and spray the basket with a nonstick spray. As it’s warming, take chicken breast and cut it into bite-size pieces. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and salt. Grab a second bowl and place the chicken in it, coating it with olive oil. Slowly sprinkle the seasoning mixture onto the chicken, making sure that you coat all sides to guarantee that each and every bite is equally seasoned and delicious.

Place the chicken in the air fryer basket in a single layer—multiple layers could lead to uneven and incomplete frying. Cook the Chicken Bites minutes, flip and then cook the chicken for an additional eight minutes. Once the chicken is done cooking, set it aside for a few minutes to let it cool—and keep an eye out for your family’s hungry hands grabbing one early!

With so many great flavors “fried” right into the chicken, you won’t need to worry about dipping your chicken and adding a few more pesky calories to your meal. But if you can’t resist a delectable dip, be sure to use the NuMi app so you can keep track of any additional dipping sauces you might add! NuMi makes losing weight by keeping track of your daily intake, not to mention logging your daily food can increase weight loss results—so get logging!

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Servings: 3

Calories per Serving: 245

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels and 1 Extra


  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. Spray basket with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine seasoning in a bowl.
  3. Place chicken in a separate bowl and coat with olive oil.
  4. Slowly sprinkle seasoning into chicken, making sure all sides are well-coated with seasoning.
  5. Place chicken in an air fryer basket in one layer. Cook for 8 minutes, flip the chicken, and then cook for another 8 minutes.