Air Fryer Chicken Breast
Air fryer chicken breast is perfectly cooked, tender and juicy each and every time. This versatile chicken recipe can be used for fresh or frozen chicken and you can have it on your table in under 20 minutes.
Pound the thicker end of the chicken to make both sides leveled out so they cook evenly. If it is an extremely thick chicken breast you should cut it in half width-wise to create two thinner breasts. Pat dry if needed to remove any excess moisture.
Combine the seasonings in a small bowl.
Brush or spray the chicken with the olive oil or cooking spray, then rub the spice mix into both sides.
Place the chicken in the air fryer basket.Do not overcrowd the basket. Make sure your chicken is in a single layer. This may require cooking it in two batches.
Cook at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes. Then flip the chicken breast over and cook for another 8 minutes. Smaller chicken breasts need less time see note below.
Take the temperature in the thickest part with an instant read thermometer. The internal temperature should read about 165 degrees F. If it is below that, close the air fryer and cook for another 1-2 minutes before checking it again.
Once the internal temperature is 165 degrees F remove the chicken breast from the basket and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Fresh: Flip halfway through the cook time for all of these
6 ounce chicken breast = 12 minutes at 375 degrees F.
8 ounce chicken breast = 16 minutes at 375 degrees F.
10 ounce chicken breast = 20 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Frozen: Flip halfway through the cook time for all of these
4 ounce chicken breast = 16 minutes at 375 degrees F.
6 ounce chicken breast = 20 minutes at 375 degrees F.
8 ounce chicken breast = 24 minutes at 375 degrees F.
For both fresh and frozen add an additional 4 minutes per 2 ounces of chicken.
Serving: 1breast | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 846mg | Potassium: 887mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg