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Green Goddess Chicken

This mouthwatering chicken dish is bursting with fresh, zesty flavors! Made with tender, juicy chicken breasts and a creamy, herbaceous sauce, this recipe is perfect for a healthy, satisfying meal.

Tasty Team
August 14, 2023
93% would make again
Green Goddess Chicken


for 1 serving

  • ⅓ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves and tender stems (15 g)
  • ⅓ cup fresh basil leaf (15 g)
  • ½ cup fresh dill (10 g), stems removed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (245 g)
  • ¼ cup buttermilk (60 mL), or milk
  • 1 green onion, cut into thirds
  • 2 anchovies
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon Frank’s hot sauce, optional
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
  • nonstick cooking spray

Special equipment

  • air fryer


  1. Make green goddess dressing: process herbs, mayonnaise, buttermilk or milk, green onion, anchovies, lemon juice, garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, honey, and hot sauce, if using, in a blender until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  2. Make the marinade: transfer ¾ cup of the green goddess dressing to an air-tight container or resealable plastic bag large enough to hold the chicken.
  3. Add chicken thighs to the marinade, tossing them to coat all sides. Refrigerate the chicken for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  4. Put the remaining green goddess dressing in the fridge to chill and thicken up for serving.
  5. When ready to cook, preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  6. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Remove excess marinade from chicken thighs and lay them in the air fryer basket, skin side down.
  8. Cook until the chicken thighs are brown and crispy and reach an internal temp of 165°F (75°C), about 17 to 22 minutes, depending on the size. Flip halfway through cooking.
  9. Serve chicken with reserved green goddess dressing. Thin out the dressing with buttermilk or milk, if desired.
  10. Don't just wing it -- plan it! Use our meal planner tool in the Tasty app. Download here.
Green Goddess Chicken