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Air Fryer Chicken Breast sliced and plated on blue plate
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5 from 11 votes

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Tender, juicy Chicken Breasts that are prepared in the Air Fryer with a homemade rub.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 1 lb
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp finely ground sea salt
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder


  • In a small bowl combine the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili powder and onion powder.
  • Coat the chicken breasts with olive oil on both sides. Then evenly season the chicken breasts with seasoning mixture.
  • Place chicken breasts in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook in the air fryer at 360 degrees F 9 minutes, then flip over and cook an additional 9 minutes.
  • Remove chicken breasts from the air fryer basket when they have reached an internal temperature 165 degrees F and place on a plate. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.



Can you cook raw meat in the air fryer?
I get this question a lot, and the answer is yes! Just like this recipe, you can cook any kind of raw meat in your air fryer. Try my easy meatballs, Hawaiian shrimp, and pork chops, too.
Do you have to flip meat in the air fryer?
For the best results, it’s a good idea to flip whatever you are cooking in your air fryer. This ensures that it’s cooked evenly.
How do you know when chicken is done?
The best way is to use a meat thermometer and check the temperature in the thickest part of the meat. It should be 165°F. If you don’t have a thermometer, slice into the thickest part and check. It should be cooked through, not pink, and the juices should run clear.
How long does cooked chicken keep?
Store it in an airtight container and it will keep in the refrigerator for three to four days.
Can you freeze cooked chicken?
You can freeze it. Let it cool and then wrap it in plastic wraps and store it in a freezer container. It will keep well for up to three months.
Can I bake this in the oven instead?
You can – just prepare it as instructed, place it in a baking dish, and bake it at 350°F for 20 to 30 minutes or until it’s cooked through.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg