Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

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Get that air fryer fired up and make some juicy boneless, skinless, air fryer chicken breasts!

Moist, tender, and oh-so healthy, air fried chicken breasts are a dream! They come out tender with a nice golden crust and perfectly juicy.

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts on a plate

Why I Love My Air Fryer

Air fryers are a home cooks dream, right? I’m obsessed with mine. I have this 5.8QT Cosori Air Fryer. They’re easy to use and easy to clean, they hardly take up any space in the kitchen and they are a cinch to use!

The best air fryer recipes are easy to read, execute, and ensure perfect results! The great thing about an air fryer is that most recipes use few ingredients but always deliver maximum flavor and juicy tenderness!

Use air fryer chicken breast meat in all kinds of recipes like chicken burritosAir Fryer Hamburgers or even chicken salad.

seasoning chicken and putting in the air fryer to make Air Fryer Chicken Breasts


Choose chicken breast pieces that are uniform in shape and size so they cook at the same rate!

Olive oil, chicken seasoning, salt, and pepper are all that’s needed to create the flavor in this dish!


Swap up the seasonings and try Homemade Taco Seasoning, your favorite spice mixtures in your cupboard, or even just salt, pepper, and Italian Seasoning.

Serve with roasted potatoes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or potluck favorite!

How to Cook Chicken Breasts in an Air Fryer

Just like baked or grilled chicken breasts, it is really easy to add this to your collection of healthy chicken breast recipes!

  1. Rub chicken breasts with a little olive oil and then season with chicken seasoning.
  2. Make sure they are evenly spaced from one another.

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts cooked in an air fryer

How Long to Cook Chicken Breasts in Air Fryer

Note: this is for 6.5-7.5 oz chicken breasts. Chicken breasts can range in size from 5oz to 10oz. Adjust cook time as needed.

  1. Cook chicken breasts for about 10 minutes.
  2. Turn them over and cook another 6-8 minutes.
  3. Before removing, check internal temp with a meat thermometer and make sure it reads 165°F. Rest 5 minutes before serving.

NOTE:  Be sure to check the temperature of the chicken a few minutes early to ensure it doesn’t overcook. Appliances can vary.

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts on a plate with garnish

Tips for Success

  • A few swipes of BBQ sauce will add a great flavor and sticky exterior.
  • Check for doneness a few minutes before cooking should be done by inserting a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh and watch it read to 165°F.
  • Always let meat rest after cooking.
  • When seasoning chicken breasts, pat the seasoning into it all over, firmly coating the chicken with the seasonings.

Air Fryer Side Dishes

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Air Fryer Chicken Breasts on a plate with garnish
5 from 25 votes
Review Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 3 breasts
Author Holly Nilsson
Air Fryer Chicken Breasts are perfectly seasoned, tender & juicy!



  • 3 boneless chicken breasts 7 oz each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chicken seasoning or this homemade seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste

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  • Preheat air fryer to 370°F.
  • Season chicken breasts with olive oil, chicken seasoning and salt & pepper.
  • Place chicken breasts in the air fryer (ensuring they don't overlap) and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Flip chicken over and cook an additional 6-9 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F. Do not overcook.
  • Rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes

For best results, use an instant-read thermometer.
Cook time can vary slightly based on the size/shape of chicken, this recipe is written for 6.5-7.5 oz chicken breasts. Chicken breasts can range in size from 5oz to 10oz and appliances can vary. Adjust cook time as needed. 
If your chicken breasts fit in your basket without overlapping, you can use 4 chicken breasts.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 174, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 132mg, Potassium: 418mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 69IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Air Fryer Chicken Breast, Air Fryer Chicken Breast recipe, how to make chicken breast in the air fryer
Course Chicken, Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. I always do as my grandma did 50 years ago?? I use one of my Corning wear bowls with glass cover. Once I have prepared my livers I place them on a paper towel and place the lid back. It will add an additional punch to a already great meal.

  2. I just made this for dinner tonight i didnt make the chicken seasoning but i used salt, pepper, garlic powder. Seasoning salt and paprika. They all turned out so delicious and i will most definitely be making it again. Thank you for the recipe!!5 stars

  3. Holly, have you had success with making chicken breasts from frozen in the air fryer? How would you adjust the time & temp?

  4. LOVE!! Great detailed instructions. Just got the Cosori air fryer for Christmas. I thought everything had to be battered or coated, so I was thrilled to find your recipe!5 stars

  5. I made the chicken breasts in my new air fryer. I marinaded 2 chicken breasts in Italian dressing over night then the next night I did baked first then threw in the marinaded chicken and follows all the instructions and it turned out awesome, threw in a vegetable and my husband and I had a great meal. I highly recommend this you’ll love it!!5 stars

  6. A simple and easy to make air fryer chicken recipe i have ever tried so far. Thanks for sharing this recipe with all of us.5 stars