This Air Fryer Chicken Breast comes together in just minutes. It is so juicy and tender on the inside while crispy on the outside. A huge plus, it is SOOO good for you! 

Chicken breast on a plate with herbs

You all know how much we love our Air Fryer and this chicken breast recipe has been our go-to for meal prepping or a quick dinner. It literally takes under 30 minutes to prepare and the flavor is insane!

Ingredients for air fryer chicken breast

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Making chicken in the air fryer is so easy. Just season the chicken, add to the air fryer, and cook! Delicious, tender chicken in just 15 minutes.

  • Preheat the Air Fryer – If your air fryer has a preheat function, you can select that or you can let the air fryer run for a few minutes to warm up.
  • Prep the Chicken – Coat the chicken breasts with the oil and seasoning. Make sure to coat both sides.
  • Air Fry – Add the seasoned chicken breasts to the preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for 5-8 more minutes until the chicken is fully cooked (165°F). 

Serving Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Air Fryer chicken breast is an easy protein that pairs well with so many sides. 

Try serving it with a big, green salad either by chopping up the chicken and adding or serving on the side. Our favorite salads to add chicken to are this homemade caesar salad and ultimate garden salad.

For a large, filling meal you can make your favorite veggies or grains to pair with the chicken. We love making this oven roasted asparagus or roasted cauliflower steaks. For some filling grains and potatoes try these crispy smashed potatoes or oven roasted potatoes that only use 3 ingredients.  

Variation Of Air Fryer Chicken Breast

It is easy to mix up this recipe by switching out the seasoning of the chicken. Try using taco seasoning to make delicious chicken for taco salads or chicken tacos. You can also use whatever your go-to favorite chicken seasoning is. If you have the time, try brining the chicken for a few days to really make the chicken tender and juicy. 

FAQ

Can you put raw chicken in an air fryer?

You can put raw chicken in the air fryer. The air fryer does a great job at cooking all cuts of chicken. The results are crispy, juicy, and tender.

Why is my chicken dry in air fryer?

To keep the chicken from getting dry in the air fryer, it’s important to not overcook it. Use a thermometer to measure the internal temperature. The internal temp of chicken should be 165°F.

How long do you cook chicken breasts in an air fryer?

It takes 15-20 minutes to cook chicken breasts in an air fryer. Keep in mind that the cook time will vary based on the size of the chicken breast and whether the breasts are bone-in or boneless. Use the internal temperature as the guide to knowing when the chicken is done.

Should I marinate or brine chicken before air frying?

You do not need to marinate or brine chicken before air frying, but you can. It’s completely optional. If you have the extra time, using a marinade or brine is a great way to add extra flavor to the chicken.

Making Air Fryer Chicken Breast in Adance

Cooked Chicken Breast is an incredible meal planning or meal prep option. It’s so versatile and reheats well. Here is how to store the leftover chicken:

  • Refrigerating – Leftover cooked chicken breast keeps fresh in the fridge for up to 4 days. Allow the chicken to cool before storing in an airtight container.
  • Freezing – You can freeze leftover chicken breast for up to 2 months. Store in a freezer bag or airtight container.

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Tools you will Need for this Recipe

Cosori Air Fryer – this is our new favorite air fryer that we have been using. I love the quality of the air fryer and the size is great for a family of four.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.