Air fryer chicken breast refers to chicken breast that has been cooked using an air fryer, which is a kitchen appliance that cooks food by circulating hot air around it. It is a popular method for cooking chicken breast because it produces a crispy exterior similar to deep frying but uses significantly less oil, making it a healthier option.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Recipe by caion


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This basic recipe provides a delicious and versatile air-fried chicken breast that you can customize with your preferred seasonings and sauces. Adjust the cooking time as needed based on the thickness of the chicken to achieve the perfect result. Enjoy your air-fried chicken breast with your favorite side dishes!


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (adjust to taste)

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or your favorite herbs (optional)


  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.
  • Prepare the Chicken: Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels. If you prefer, you can brush them lightly with olive oil to help with browning and flavor. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and dried thyme or your preferred herbs. Be sure to season evenly.
  • Place in the Air Fryer: Place the seasoned chicken breasts in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Make sure they are not touching or overcrowded to allow for proper air circulation and even cooking.
  • Cook the Chicken: Cook the chicken in the preheated air fryer at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through the cooking time. The exact cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts. To ensure they are cooked thoroughly, use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  • Rest and Serve: Once the chicken is done, remove it from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes. This helps the juices redistribute, ensuring a juicy and tender chicken breast. Slice or serve the chicken as desired.
  • Optional: Sauce or Garnish: You can serve the air-fried chicken breast with your favorite sauce, such as barbecue sauce, honey mustard, or a squeeze of lemon juice. Garnish with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese for added flavor.

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