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Easy Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Breast


  • Author: Amy
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This super juicy and tender Air Fryer Chicken Breast is full of flavour and can be ready in under 20 minutes. Seasoned with tasty spices like garlic, Italian seasoning and chili powder and perfectly cooked in the air fryer. An amazingly easy and simple way to cook chicken breast. Perfect for meal prep.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts – about 56 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley – for topping

Instructions

  1. Prep the chicken. Pat the chicken dry with a clean paper towel. Place the chicken into a medium size bowl, drizzle it with olive oil and gently toss it in the olive oil to get it all nice and coated.
  2. Season. Mix up the spices with some salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Pour the spice mixture over the chicken breast and rub it all over on both sides of each piece of chicken.
  3. Cook. Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F, this takes about 5 minutes for most air fryers. Spray the air Fryer basket with olive oil spray, place the chicken into the air fryer, spaced enough apart so that the pieces of chicken are not touching. Close the air fryer basket and cook at 360 degrees F for 9 minutes. Flip each piece of chicken over and cook for 9 more minutes until the internal temerpature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
  4. Let rest and slice. Set the chicken onto a clean plate or cutting board and let it rest for at least 5 minutes to allow the juices of the chicken to evenly distribute back into the chicken, which makes it nice and juicy. Then use a sharp knife to slice the chicken into pieces.
  5. Serve. Enjoy this chicken warm with your favorite healthy side dishes or on top of a hearty salad.

Notes

  • Use chicken that is the same size (i.e weight) to allow for all pieces of chicken to cook at the same time. If you are cooking a lot of chicken, then cook it in batches since you do not want to overcrowd the air fryer basket. 
  • Switch up the spices. You can use any site blend you like in this recipe, even taco seasoning for a juicy and delicious Chicken Taco Salad.
  • Top with a yummy sauce. You can add even more excitement to this air fryer chicken by topping it with a delicious healthy sauce like this Easy 5 Minute Romesco Sauce or this 5 Minute Green Goddess Dressing.
  • Brine the chicken. For even juicier chicken, you can always brine it in some seasoned warm water for a few hours or overnight. This always makes it even juicier. 
  • Rub the spice blend all over both sides of the chicken so that it is perfectly seasoned all around.
  • Let the chicken rest before slicing. This will allow it to be even juicier.
  • Cooking time recommendations: 4 ounce chicken breast at 360 degrees F for 16-17 minutes, 5-6 ounce chicken breast – at 360 degrees F for 18 minutes, 7-8 ounce chicken breast at 360 degrees F for 19 minutes, 9-10 ounce chicken breast at 360 degrees F for 20 minutes. 
  • Check the chicken for doneness a few minutes before it should be done cooking. This will ensure you do not overcook it since air fryer‘s vary.
  • Store this chicken breast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days after letting it cool completely. 
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 18
  • Category: Healthy Dinner Ideas
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American