My Air Fryer Chicken breast recipe is your new favorite way to cook chicken! It’s quick, easy, and can be used for a variety of meals including cold cuts for lunch, or eat it hot for dinner!
How to Cook Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Step 1 – Start by preheating your Air Fryer to 350°F
Then, take the chicken breast and cover the top in cling wrap and pound gently (don’t go crazy!) the thicker end of the chicken breast with the flat end of a meat mallet. If you don’t have a mallet a rolling pin works well too.
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Step 2 – Mix together the oregano, rosemary, onion powder, salt, and pepper to make your poultry seasoning.
Step 3 – Sprinkle the poultry seasoning evenly over both sides of the chicken breasts, you may not need it all.
Step 4 – Add the seasoned chicken to your preheated Air Fryer basket in a single layer, do not stack the chicken or it will not cook evenly.
Step 5 – Cook for 18- 20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked, we use a digital thermometer to check it.
Air Fryer Chicken FAQ’s
Can I make it ahead? Yes, this is a great recipe to make if you want cold sliced chicken later on, it’s perfect for sandwiches.
How long will it keep? You can keep the cooked chicken for about 3-4 days in the fridge.
Can I Freeze it? Yes, you can freeze it in an airtight container for up to four months.
How do I reheat it? You can use the microwave on the reheat setting, or use a lower heat on your air fryer to warm it through.
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- 2 large skinless chicken breasts , approx. 9oz / 275g each
How to Air Fry Chicken Breasts
Preheat your air fryer to 350°F
Place the chicken breast on a cutting board and cover the top with cling wrap.
Using a meat mallet (smooth end) or a rolling pin gently pound the fat end of the chicken breast to get a more even thickness of about 1.5 inches.
Mix the poultry seasoning ingredients together and apply evenly to all sides of the chicken, you may not need all the seasoning.
Bake chicken breasts in a single layer for up to 20 minutes for a 9oz/ 275g chicken breast that is about 1.5inch thick.
Exact cook time may vary depending on the model of your air fryer and the size of the chicken. It should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F, you can check it using a digital thermometer.
Serving Size – is 4.5 ounces, which is about half of a large chicken breast.
Cooking Time – I cooked a 275g/ 9.7oz chicken breast and I cooked it for 20 minutes, it was pounded to an even thickness of about 1- 1.5inches. All Air Fryers are a bit different so the exact timing may vary. You will need to test the chicken for doneness, I prefer to use a digital thermometer.
Make Ahead – makes great deli meat for sandwiches. We cook it ahead and slice it cold.
Storage – will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge, can be frozen in an airtight container for up to four months.