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Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Air Fryer Chicken Breast is the fastest way to prepare incredible, juicy chicken breasts! Forget the oven - your air fryer will have this mouthwatering chicken cooked to perfection in only 20 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, boneless skinless, chicken, chicken breast
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 276kcal


  • Air fryer



  • Prepare the chicken breasts by trimming off any excess fat and unwanted pieces.
  • Mix the spices and cornstarch together in a bowl.
  • Coat the chicken breasts with oil or cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle the spice & cornstarch mixture on the chicken.
  • Place a piece of parchment or foil in the bottom of your air fryer basket. Place the chicken on top of that.
  • Air fry the chicken for 16-18 minutes at 350 degrees F, flipping the chicken breasts halfway through. Cook until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the chicken reaches a minimum of 165 degrees F.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing & plating.



  • Each air fryer will run a bit different. Temps and time may vary.
  • Make sure that your chicken is cooked through. It must be 165 degrees F at the thickest part.
  • The chicken breasts I used in this recipe were 1 inch thick.
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.
I can't press this enough, ALWAYS use a meat thermometer. That is more accurate than any time/temp. The time/temp is a guidance to start with. Things will vary depending on the size/thickness of your chicken breast AND your air fryer :) 


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 871mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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.