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Three chicken breasts that were cooked in air fryer, on a white plate. One is sliced neatly.
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Chicken Breast in Air Fryer

Learn how to make air fryer chicken breast that is juicy, tender, and packed full of flavor! This chicken breast in the air fryer will change the way you make dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: chicken breast in air fryer
Servings: 3
Calories: 301kcal
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  • Air fryer



  • Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil.
    three chicken breasts on a white plate rubbed with oil
  • Combine the seasonings in a small bowl, then rub on both sides of the chicken.
    raw chicken breasts with spices on a white plate
  • Place the breasts in a single layer in the basket and cook at 390F/189C for 9 minutes.
    three cooked air fryer chicken breasts in a black air fryer basket
  • Flip the breasts over and cook for another 9 minutes, until internal temperature is 165 degrees F. If cooking larger or smaller breasts, be sure to adjust cook time accordingly to avoid under- or over-cooking.
    three cooked air fryer chicken breasts in a black air fryer basket
  • Transfer chicken to a plate and loosely cover with foil, allowing it to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve immediately or use as meal prep.
    chicken breast sliced on a white plate with green herbs on top and to the side.



  • Adjust the chicken seasonings however you'd like, and get creative to make other varieties. 
  • You can make two or three chicken breasts with this recipe, depending on the size of the pieces and the size of your air fryer basket. 
  • Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.
  • Pro Tip: Check your food as it cooks. Each air fryer runs a bit differently. Sometimes airfrying is a trial and error process. Check your food as it cooks to learn your air fryer better! When cooking a new recipe or food items be sure to check your food often to help avoid over/under cooking.
Have oven recipes that you’d like to convert to an air fryer recipe? Use our Air Fryer Calculator to help you estimate cooking times and temps! Calculator here: https://airfryereats.com/air-fryer-conversion-air-fryer-calculator/


Serving: 6oz. | Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 912mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.