Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breast

September 21, 2020Kristy
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This recipe will show you the method to make easy air fryer chicken breast in just 12 minutes or less!

Even though I’ve mentioned before that I prefer Air Fryer Chicken Thighs, many still enjoy those great Air Fryer Chicken Breast too, so this is the perfect way to make them. 

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Can you cook raw chicken breasts in the air fryer?

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Raw chicken breast can be prepared in the air fryer, easily too!  The first thing you will want to do is coat the air fryer basket well with olive oil cooking spray.

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Once the olive oil is coated on the air fryer basket, place the chicken breast in the air fryer.  At this point, you can season it as you wish with salt or pepper, even lemon pepper is perfect to season it with.

Once it’s seasoned, coat it with an additional coat of olive oil spray, then it’s time to cook!

Tips for making Air Fryer Chicken Breast:

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breast

This chicken breast will be cooked in the air fryer at 390*F.  We prefer to cook it for 6 minutes on each side, rotating it halfway through the cooking time.

The key is that the chicken needs to be at least 165*F internally, using a quick-read thermometer.  I actually prefer ours at about 180*F; however, that’s just a personal preference.  If it is not up to this temperature after 12 minutes, add 1-2 minutes to the cooking time.

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breast

The cooking time does vary a bit due to the heating of each air fryer being different.

One thing we really love about this cooking method when it comes to the chicken breast is that it gives a crispy outside even with using boneless, skinless chicken breast.  It resembles a rotisserie chicken, such a great choice for dinner.

This is an easy, low-carb meal that can be served with a delicious side salad or topped over a salad too.

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breast

I also like to cook chicken this way and then shred it up for soup.  Another great method is this Ninja Foodi Chicken Breast that is made using the pressure cooker function.

Enjoy this air fryer chicken recipe!

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Yield: 2 Chicken Breast
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Make these Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breast, simple to make and better to eat in just 12 minutes!


  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • Salt/Pepper to Taste


  1. The chicken breast can be seasoned with salt, pepper, or other seasonings that you prefer.
  2. Coat the air fryer basket with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. Place chicken in the air fryer basket and cook at 390*F for 6 minutes.
  4. Open the air fryer and carefully turn the chicken, coat with additional spray if needed, and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 165*F.
  5. Remove and serve.


All air fryers heat differently, so it may need a few extra minutes to reach the correct internal temperature.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 380mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 37g
Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breast



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