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Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Juicy, tender air fryer chicken breast is an amazing entree you can serve with virtually any side dish. Cooking chicken has never been easier!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 289kcal
Cost: cheap




  • Season the chicken fillets on both sides, and brush or rub them with olive oil.
  • Place the chicken breasts in an air fryer and cook for about 10 minutes on 360 °F / 180 °C. Use tongs to flip them, and cook on the other side for about 8-12 minutes.
  • The exact cooking time will vary, and depends both on the make and model of your air fryer, as well as the size of the chicken breasts. To ensure that they are perfectly cooked, I recommend using a meat thermometer. The chicken can be removed from the air fryer when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 °F / 74 °C.
  • Allow the chicken breasts to rest for 5 minutes before slicing them. The juices will settle into the meat, and the chicken will be nice and juicy.



  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure perfectly cooked chicken. The exact cooking time will vary depending on the size of the chicken breasts.
  • Season the chicken well before placing it in the air fryer.
  • As chicken is very lean, it tends to dry out quickly. To combat this, you should always coat the chicken with olive oil or a marinade.
  • To prevent the chicken from getting stuck in the air fryer basket, you can spray the inside of the basket with an olive oil spray.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 553mg | Potassium: 836mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg