Air fryer chicken breast is deep-fried to perfection, providing a crispy exterior with a juicy and flavorful interior. The air fryer is the perfect cooking method for chicken breasts, producing evenly cooked and golden brown results, without the risk of burning, sticking or overcooking. Say goodbye to the hassle of traditional skillet cooking, and enjoy perfectly cooked chicken every time with minimal effort with this step by step recipe.
- 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon canola oil (rapeseed)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
How long to cook chicken breast in air fryer
The cooking time for cair fryer chicken breast varies based on the temperature and the thickness of the chicken. Generally, cooking chicken breasts at a high temperature of 400°F / 204°C for 10-15 minutes will yield a perfectly cooked meal. However, the exact cooking time may vary depending on the size and shape of the chicken breast. To ensure even cooking, you can consider using a rolling pin or meat mallet to flatten any thicker parts of the chicken breast before cooking.
How to cook chicken breast in air fryer
Step 1. Preheat the air fryer up to 400°F / 204°C (8-10 minutes). After drying the chicken, rub it with canola oil.
Step 2. In a separate bowl, mix together black pepper, salt, onion powder, parsley, garlic powder, and paprika. Season both sides of the chicken with this mixture.
Step 3. Spray the inside of the air fryer basket with non-stick spray, then place the chicken inside. Set the cooking time to 12 minutes (adjust time slightly based on chicken breast size).
Step 4. Once the cooking time is up, check the temperature of the thickest part of the chicken with a meat thermometer. If it hasn’t reached 165°F / 74°C, cook it for a few more minutes until done.
Allow the chicken to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!