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Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

These Air Fryer Chicken Breasts are so juicy and delicious! Not only are they easy and quick to make but you can make this chicken to use in any other recipe where cooked chicken breast is used!

A FASTER WAY TO COOK CHICKEN BREASTS

Sometimes you just need some cooked and seasoned chicken breasts to use in other recipes or to put in your salad or just to eat by itself as a main meal. That is exactly what these Air Fryer Chicken Breasts are, super easy yet full of flavor. So instead of baking or frying or boiling your chicken breasts you can have these done in half the time with still all that juicy goodness. Some of the recipes that we love using this for include Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole, Chicken Spaghetti and this Loaded Potato Ranch Chicken Casserole. So if you are looking for delicious, flavorful juicy chicken breasts every single time – give this Air Fryer Chicken Breast recipe a try!

Finished Air Fryer Chicken Breasts topped with parsley on grey plate.

TIPS AND TRICKS ON MAKING AIR FRYER CHICKEN BREASTS:

  • This same recipe works for chicken thighs as well.
  • It doesn’t get overly browned, so if you’re looking for that dark golden sear, this may not be the best method.
  • The seasonings can be adjusted depending on what you’re using the chicken for, but the olive oil, salt, and pepper are musts. My other favorite seasonings are lemon pepper and creole seasoning.
  • You can double this recipe to make more. I would just cook in batches.
  • You will need to preheat your air fryer for this. A lot of air fryer recipes don’t call for preheating that but this one definitely does.
Collage image of step by steps on how to make Air Fryer Chicken Breasts.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • chicken breasts
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • Italian seasoning
  • pepper
  • garlic powder

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER CHICKEN BREASTS:

Preheat the air fryer to 370F degrees. Rub the oil and seasonings all over the chicken breasts.

Two chicken breasts on cutting board oiled and seasoned.

Place chicken breasts in the air fryer basket, making sure they don’t touch.

Close up of seasoned chicken in air fryer basket before cooking.

Air fry for 7 minutes, then flip, and continue cooking for an additional 8 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads between 158 and 162 degrees F.

Finished chicken in air fryer basket.

Remove from the air fryer and let rest for 5-10 minutes, this will allow the juices to redistribute through the chicken and it will finish cooking on the plate.

One chicken breast sliced in half stacked on top of the other on gray plate.

Double check that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165F degrees before consuming.

Fork holding up a slice of one Air Fryer Chicken Breast.

HOW TO STORE:

  • These Air Fryer Chicken Breasts can be stored in an airtight container or ziptop bag in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • These can also be frozen. To do this place chicken either individually wrapped in plastic wrap or together in a freezer bag and seal tightly, place in freezer where it should last 3-4 months.
  • To defrost: place in refrigerator overnight until thawed and you can reheat in microwave or you can place back in your air fryer for a few minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

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Square image close up of finished Air Fryer Chicken Breasts on gray plate topped with parsley

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

These Air Fryer Chicken Breasts are so juicy and delicious! Not only are they easy and quick to make but you can make this chicken to use in any other recipe where cooked chicken breast is used!
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 370F degrees.
  • Rub the oil and seasonings all over the chicken breasts and place in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 7 minutes, then flip, and continue cooking for an additional 8 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads between 158 and 162 degrees F.
  • Remove from the air fryer and let rest for 5-10 minutes, this will allow the juices to redistribute through the chicken and it will finish cooking on the plate.
  • Double check that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165F degrees before consuming.

Notes

  • This same recipe works for chicken thighs as well.
  • It doesn’t get overly browned, so if you’re looking for that dark golden sear, this may not be the best method.
  • The seasonings can be adjusted depending on what you’re using the chicken for, but the olive oil, salt, and pepper are musts. My other favorite seasonings are lemon pepper and creole seasoning.
  • You can double this recipe to make more. I would just cook in batches.
  • You will need to preheat your air fryer for this. A lot of air fryer recipes don’t call for preheating that but this one definitely does.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Sodium: 1295mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thx for this recipe. I have been looking for a quick way to make and have on hand to use to top on salads