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The Air Fryer makes the BEST chicken breasts: they’re tender, super juicy, full of flavor, and easy! Seasoned simply but perfectly and cooked in just about 20 minutes. Dinner’s ready, y’all!

Close-up of air fryer chicken breast

Why This Recipe Is So Good

  • This is the most tender, juiciest, perfectly seasoned chicken you will ever taste. It’s hard to believe it’s made with just a few simple ingredients!
  • These chicken breasts are so quick, easy, and inexpensive. Just season, pop in the air fryer, and serve.
  • This recipe is not only perfect for dinner, but also for meal preps.

How To Make It

  1. Brush both sides of each breast with oil. Sprinkle each side with plenty of salt, then season both sides with pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Place the top down in the air fryer at 360º F for 10 minutes. Flip over the breasts and cook for another 6 minutes.
  3. Remove and test to make sure internal temp is 161º F. Remove and let rest 5 minutes.

Chef’s Tips

  • We like our chicken seasoned simply (trust us, it’s still delicious), but you can use different seasonings for your own customized air fryer chicken.
  • If you haven’t already, we highly recommend investing in a digital meat thermometer. It makes cooking this recipe (and so many others) that much easier.
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, check out my Easy Sous Vide Chicken Breast Recipe and Best Ever Easy Roast Chicken (you can omit the gravy on the latter if you don’t have all the ingredients).
Air fryer chicken breast

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Recipe By: Cheryl Malik
5 from 5 votes

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Prep 2 minutes
Cook 16 minutes
These chicken breasts are unbelievably tender, perfectly seasoned, and so easy to make in an air fryer.


  • air fryer


  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder


  • Brush both sides of each breast with oil. Season every side with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Place the top down in air fryer at 360º F for 10 minutes. Flip over and cook for 6 minutes.
  • Remove and test to make sure internal temp is 161º F. Remove and let rest 5 minutes.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1chicken breastCalories: 320calProtein: 48gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 262mgPotassium: 836mgVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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  1. I cooked potatoes (1 sweet, 1 russet) first for 20 min, then added the chicken. Both were delicious. Thanks for the great, easy recipe!5 stars

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