It’s the chick’n you’ve been missin’: Air Fryer Chicken Breast.
Seasoned outside and tender inside, this juicy chicken breast defies the (often justified) stereotypes that come along with boneless, skinless chicken breast—namely that it is rubbery, dry, bland, and something to be eaten out of an obligation to be “healthy,” versus actual craving.
As I shared with my go-to, melt-in-your-mouth tender Baked Chicken Breast, Grilled Chicken Breast, and Baked Bone In Chicken Breast, it doesn’t have to be this way!
With one simple tip, you can transform your chicken breast into a juicy, versatile protein that is ideal for keeping on hand for fast, healthy meals throughout the week.
- This guide will tell you how to make sure your air fryer chicken turns out juicy, not dry.
- You can rub the chicken with any of your favorite herbs and seasonings (I’ve included my go-to blend below).
- This is air fryer chicken with no breading (but if you prefer a crispy breading texture, try Air Fryer Fried Chicken Breast). It’s my favorite to meal prep, because it is so versatile. You can add it hot or cold to salads, wraps, sandwiches, and more.
Using the Air Fryer for Chicken
Ever since getting my air fryer a few months ago, I’ve become hooked.
An air fryer is a high-powered, countertop convection oven that blows hot air down and around the food to cook it. It’s more versatile than I expected!
You can use an air fryer to…
- Make healthy versions of fried favorites (Air Fryer French Fries; Air Fryer Chicken Wings; Air Fryer Grilled Cheese).
- Roast extra crispy vegetables in a fraction of the time (Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts).
- Cook juicier proteins (Air Fryer Pork Chops; Air Fryer Tofu; Air Fryer Salmon; today’s air fried chicken breast!).
- View a full list of air fryer recipes here.
Since chicken breast is lean, it benefits from high-temperature baking for a shorter period of time, and the air fryer offers it in spades.
After testing a variety of temperatures, I found that 375 degrees F is the best temperature for air frying chicken.
Because the air fryer uses convection heat, you do not need to set it as high as you would an oven (in a regular oven, 425 degrees F is best for baking chicken, like Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast).
How to Cook Juicy Chicken in the Air Fryer
My #1 secret to juicy chicken breast is brining.
Even just 30 minutes of brining can make a massive difference in your results.
- Brining is the process of salting meat and letting it rest prior to cooking.
- During brining, the meat absorbs extra liquid and salt. The salt flavors the meat all the way through, so your chicken tastes completed seasoned, versus seasoned outside and bland inside. The liquid helps keep it moist.
- You can use a wet brine (saltwater solution) or a dry brine (sprinkling the meat with salt). Personally, I prefer a dry brine because it is less messy.
My other secret to juicy chicken is DO NOT OVERCOOK THE CHICKEN BREAST. I really cannot overstate this.
If your air fryer chicken breast is dry, it is mostly likely because you overcooked it.
- Use an inexpensive instant read thermometer to check for doneness.
- Chicken is considered cooked at 165 degrees F.
- I typically remove my chicken around 155 to 160 degrees F. During the resting period, the carryover cooking will bring the chicken to temperature and make it safe to eat.
How Long to Cook Chicken in the Air Fryer
The amount of time it takes to cook chicken in an air fryer will vary based on the size of your chicken breasts.
- Small Breasts (5 to 7 ounces): 7 to 10 minutes
- Medium Breasts (8 to 10 ounces): 10 to 12 minutes
- Large Breasts (11 ounces or more): 12 to 16 minutes
You do need to flip the chicken halfway through cooking to ensure it cooks evenly.
How to Make Air Fryer Chicken
Ready to make the melt-in-your-mouth tender chicken? Let’s do it!
- Chicken Breasts. Despite their reputation for being dry and boring, chicken breasts can truly shine when prepared correctly. Not only are these air fryer chicken breasts tender and succulent, but they’re also packed with lean protein and vitamins.
- Olive Oil. A little olive oil helps the seasonings adhere to the chicken breasts and keeps them moist.
- Seasoning Blend. While there are endless options for how to season your chicken breasts, my favorite mixture is paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. It’s flavorful, versatile, and delish!
- Lightly pound the chicken on a cutting board.
- Season the chicken with salt, then refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.
- Let the chicken come to room temperature.
- Stir the spice mixture together.
- In a bowl, combine the chicken, olive oil, and spice mixture.
- Cook the chicken (smooth side down) at 375 degrees F for 6 minutes.
- Flip the chicken over. Cook for 2 to 8 more minutes. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, then ENJOY!
Ways to Use Air Fryer Chicken Breast
Once you’ve made your chicken in the air fryer, here are some tasty ways to use it:
- Salad. Top your favorite salad recipe with this air fryer chicken. We love adding ours to Spinach Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Poppy Seed Dressing.
- Pasta. Pack extra protein into a veggie pasta dish by adding chicken. It would be tasty tossed in this Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Brown Butter.
- Pizza. Use your air fryer chicken to make this scrumptious Buffalo Chicken Pizza.
- Stir Fry. Vegetable Lo Mein would be delicious with some air fryer chicken.
- Sandwiches or Wraps. Use the chicken to make this Chicken Caesar Wrap, or add it to this Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Herbed Goat Cheese and Garlic for extra protein.
- To Store. Refrigerate chicken breasts in an airtight storage container for up to 4 days.
- To Reheat. Gently rewarm chicken in the air fryer or oven at 350 degrees F.
- To Freeze. Freeze leftovers in an airtight freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
Dice air fryer chicken breast to serve over your favorite green salads, like this Spinach Strawberry Salad, fold it into a wrap (like these Thai Peanut Wraps), or shred it to fold into a simple Crustless Quiche.
What to Serve with Air Fryer Chicken Breast
Roasted Potatoes and Carrots
Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
- Air Fryer. The one I own and love!
- Non-Slip Cutting Board. This cutting board won’t slip away from you while you’re prepping ingredients.
- Instant Read Thermometer. The #1 way to ensure your meat is cooked through.
Buh-byeeee bland. Hello, crave-worthy air fryer chicken breast!
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Air Fryer Chicken Breast
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and cover with a large sheet of plastic wrap. With a rolling pin, meat mallet, or your palm, lightly pound into an even thickness.
- To Dry Brine*: Place the chicken on a plate and sprinkle all over with the kosher salt. Place in the refrigerator uncovered for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 day—if you will not be dry brining, skip this step.
- When ready to air fry: remove the chicken from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, stir together the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper (if you did not dry brine the chicken, add the salt now)
- Place the chicken in a large bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the top. Toss to coat the chicken, ensuring you rub the spices evenly over both sides.
- Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F (my model takes 3 minutes to heat). Place the chicken presentation side (smooth side) down in the air fryer and let cook 6 minutes.
- Remove the air fryer basket, then with tongs, carefully flip the chicken over. Continue cooking until the chicken registers between 155 and 160 degrees F, 2 to 8 minutes more. Chicken is considered safe to eat at 165 degrees F, but I like to remove mine a few degrees early, then let the carryover cooking finish the job. The total cook time will vary based on your model and the size of your chicken. Smaller breasts (about 6 ounces each) will need only around 8 minutes total; larger ones may need 14 or more. Check the chicken often towards the end to monitor its progress. DO NOT overcook or it will be dry.
- Remove the chicken to a plate. Cover and let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Slice and enjoy!
- *While dry brining isn’t 100% mandatory (the spices, cooking temperature, and cook times listed in this recipe are still correct for the best air fryer chicken breasts), brining works magic on meat. It improves its texture (it makes it juicy, plump, and meaty, not rubbery) and its flavor, because the meat will taste more seasoned all the way through, not just on the outside. If you have time for brining, I highly recommend it.
- This is the air fryer I used for testing. Total cook time may vary based on your model.
- No air fryer? Make my juicy Baked Chicken Breast instead.
- TO STORE: Refrigerate chicken breasts in an airtight storage container for up to 4 days.
- TO REHEAT: Gently rewarm chicken in the air fryer or oven at 350 degrees F.
- TO FREEZE: Freeze leftovers in an airtight freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
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will be making this soon can i use mushrooms or tofu as am a vegan can i use oven as i dont have air fryer at home perfect for my after office meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya
Hi Ramya! Since this recipe was developed for chicken breast, I can’t recommend swapping either of those ingredients. I’d suggest trying my Grilled Portobello Mushrooms or Crispy Tofu instead. I hope this helps!
Oops ok i will try the mushrooms and tofu instead will dm you if i make them and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya
Oh my, Erin promised juicy chicken breast and she delivered!. The best ever! The only way to make chicken breast.
I’m SO happy that you enjoyed it, Marie! Thank you for sharing this kind review!
I’m a big fan of the air fryer, and this recipe showed why. I do think it’s a juicer way of making chicken breast.
Absolutely agree Susan! Thank you so much for this kind review!
I tried this recipe for the first time tonight and it will not be the last. The chicken was cooked perfectly and not too dry! It was so delicious, the whole family loved it! Thanks Erin!
So glad you enjoyed it Isabelle! Thank you for this kind review!
How long would you fry breasts of chicken with the bone in it may I get a recipe
Hi Ruth! I’ve only tested this recipe with boneless chicken breast. I know others have tried bone-in with success. If you decide to experiment, let me know how it goes!
This one has blown my mind. I can not get over how good this chicken is, even sliced up and cold! I’ve made it twice now and each time I should have made more for leftovers. I don’t know if it is the brine or the air fryer but the combination is insanely good and easy!!! Thanks Erin!
Hi Donna! So glad you enjoyed the chicken! Thank you for this kind review!
Thank goodness for this recipe! My chicken breast whether fried, baked or air fried always came out “chewy” not tender. I followed your instructions and the chicken breast were tender and so delicious. Thank you so much!
Hi Peggy! So glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
This was very good and moist, will have again
Hi Robert! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
This is absolutely wonderful. My husband is really picky about his chicken. He loved it
Hi Linda! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
I made this chicken twice and it is awesome!! I used Montreal Chicken seasoning by Grill Mates the first time and Kickin’ Chicken by Weber the second time. I use the leftovers to make chicken salad for lunches. It is amazing!
Thanks for the great recipe!
Hi Holly! So glad you enjoyed the chicken! Thank you for this kind review!
Winner…winner chicken dinner. I made the air fryer chicken bone-in without brining because we started dinner late. The chicken’s juiciness was incredible. The seasonings were spot on too. We added a salad and dinner was done. Erin, this is another awesome recipe. Sooo glad I found you🐓💖
Hi Susan! So glad you enjoyed the chicken! Thank you for this kind review!
JUICY PERFECTION! Thanks for a great recipe!
Hi Elizabeth! So glad you enjoyed the chicken! Thank you for this kind review!
Made this tonight with chicken tenders. Absolutely delicious.
Hi Marie! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
OMG, this was the best chicken I’ve ever made! Thank you for the great recipe and tips.
Hi Deb! So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for this kind review!
This was easy and delicious! I added to a salad and have enough leftover to enjoy all week! I will definitely make this one again.
Hi Megan! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
Hello, I have never brined before and never heard of a dry brine. So I have a few questions:
1. How much salt am I supposed to use approximately per side, per breast
2. I thought I read that with at least the water brine it is supposed to be rinsed off (?) so does this get rinsed off before adding the other seasoning because otherwise I am wondering if it would make it too salty at least on the exterior
3. You mention 30 mins to 1 day to brine. That is a huge difference. If time is not a constraint, what is the optimal amount of time to brine or why such a huge difference listed.
Hi Marcia! Question 1. You are dividing the 1/2 tsp kosher salt evenly over each breast. You will need to eyeball this as you are doing it. Question 2. Yes, I believe traditionally you rinse the chicken after doing a wet brine. Question 3. Some people like to prepare their chicken ahead of time for cooking. This is the difference in the time, so those people know they can do the brine up to a day ahead. You can choose any time you’d like, that is based on preference. Hope you enjoy it!
I’m wanting to make this, but I’m wondering how much each chicken breast you use for this recipe weighs?
Hi Amanda! There is a section in the blog post called “How Long to Cook Chicken in the Air Fyer” This gives recommendations on weight, size and time. Hope this helps!
So juicy and delicious!
Hi Xochil! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
Santa brought us an air fryer for Christmas and this was the first recipe I tried. I couldn’t be happier. Your recipe was delish. I will definitely make it a staple in our menu. Thank you!
Hi Kim! That makes me so happy to hear! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
Had never brined anything but a turkey and I don’t know if it was that or the air fryer but this was an incredibly juicy and versatile chicken recipe!
Hi Jen! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
The ABSOLUTE best chicken breast I’ve made in my air fryer and I’ve tried many recipes!! Moist, tender & juicy. DO NOT skip the brining step. I promise will not be disappointed! Thank you for sharing
Hi Holly! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
How fattening is the chicken breast that was fixed in the air fryer
Hi! I’m sorry I don’t really understand your question? How fattening? These are just boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
The best home cooked chicken breast I have ever made, can’t thank you enough !
Hi Mary! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
The chicken came out sooooo very nicely. I was making it for my sons lunch. After chicken was done he said “wow I’m excited for my lunch tomorrow!!”
Thanks for the recipe. It was my first meat done in our new air fryer!!!!
Hi Sherri! So glad you enjoyed the chicken! Thank you for this kind review!
Okay I never comment on recipes which I suppose is a bit unfair of me apologies but it is a truth I don’t normally comment on recipes unless I have like a question about it and even then almost never. Which is a really bad introduction for this comment when really what I want to say is that for the first time in 53 years of my life I love chicken breast because of this recipe! Simple, quick, perfect and delicious – you were not kidding! Thank you!
Hi Gabrielle! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
Erin, what air fryer setting (air fry/bake/roast) did you use? It wasn’t mentioned in the article.
Hi Gary! This is air fried. It’s not mentioned because the air fryer I use doesn’t have all of the other settings you are referring to. All of my air fryer recipes will be cooked air fried. Hope this helps!
Delish! The brining is very important to get this juicy!
Hi! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
hi! i did not have to brine but i made sure to pound the chicken to equal thickness and let them come to room temp (about 30+ mins). they were so juicy that it overflowed my cutting board as they rested; the juices flowed out of the holes where i inserted my instant read thermometer.
The never ending array pop up ads is very distracting and do not give a positive impression of your web site. Why make it so hard?
I will try the recipe.
Hi Doug, I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience the ads caused you! I will certainly keep paying close attention to the number of ads and how they load, as I never want them to hinder your ability to view the recipe or the blog post. I do truly appreciate your feedback and apologize again for the inconvenience! Also there is a quick and convenient “jump to recipe” button that will help you get to the recipe faster plus a print button so you can have the recipe quickly at your fingertips. Hope this helps!
Wonderful! Didn’t know chicken could be this juicy! Didn’t brine and it was still great! Agree with comments about ads.
Hi Carol, so glad you enjoyed the recipe. I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience the ads caused you! I will certainly keep paying close attention to the number of ads and how they load, as I never want them to hinder your ability to view the recipe or the blog post. I do truly appreciate your feedback and apologize again for the inconvenience! Also there is a quick and convenient “jump to recipe” button that will help you get to the recipe faster plus a print button so you can have the recipe quickly at your fingertips. Hope this helps!
You don’t say how much seasoning to use?? Just wing it??
Hi Mariann, I’m confused because I see it on my end. The full recipe with the measurements was right in the recipe card above the area where you commented. There is also a “jump to recipe” button at the top of the page as well to help get you to the recipe card faster. Can you please double check? Thanks!
In the air-fryer-chicken-breast recipe you said, “my favorite mixture is paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.” You didn’t say how much or what proportions to use. I am 79 and just starting to learn how to cook for myself. Talk to me like you would a fifth grader. :-)
P.S. I looked for all the things you referred “Mariann Rhoads
March 4, 2022 at 5:56 pm” to and I could not find them either.
I couldn’t find the proportions, the reference, now the recipe card.
My chicken is thawing now so I need an answer soon. Please.
Hi Floyd, the recipe card with the amounts for the ingredients is right above where you commented. Also if you hit the “jump to recipe” button at the top of the page it’s going to take you right to the recipe. Hope this helps!
I made this tonight and nowhere in your recipe does it say to wash off the brine before cooking. I did the dry brine then put the seasoning on and cooked it in the air fryer. It came out way too salty. You need to revise your recipe to include this step or you will ruin your chicken.
Hi Russ, it’s not necessary to wash off the brine. Did you use kosher salt as stated in the recipe?
Did you add extra salt when seasoning? Because it is not included in the seasonings after. I think the amount of salt you used may have just been user error.
Thank you Lola! I think the issue tends to be is that I always use kosher salt (as stated in the recipe) and most people use table salt. Table salt is a finer grain, so if using it, it’s actually way more salt then what the recipe calls for.
I didn’t brine the chicken because I didn’t have time, but it still turned out incredibly tender and juicy. I will try brining the next time and I’m sure it will be even better. The spices are spot-on. I added 1 tsp smoked paprika for a smoked flavor and the color. This recipe is a keeper! Thank you very much for sharing it!
Hi Tamara! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
Made this for a salad topping tonight. Delish! It took about 13 minutes @375’ Turned off AF but left chicken in AF closed for 5 minutes. So moist and perfect flavor. I did not brine, but I did flatten so it was all the same thickness. After dinner I instantly placed this on my Pinterest board. Loved it will make again (and probably again)!
Hi Stephanie! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
My first time ever using my new Instant Pot Duo Air Fryer was to make a couple pieces of chicken for a recipe. Wow, the chicken was amazingly juicy but with a crisp skin (it was bone-in, skin-on chicken breast half and thigh). I cooked it initially at 400 degrees since it had the bones in, 10 minutes. It wasn’t quite browned so I left it in, skin down, for another 5 minutes at 400. Perfect! Thank you for helping me have a great first effort with my IP Duo!
Hi Giselle! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
We loved this chicken- it was so moist, flavorful and easy! The video was great!
Thank you for making my first air fryer meal a success- I can’t wait to make it again!
Hi Stacy! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
I’m a bit nervous but have tried your other recipes with much success. I sliced my chicken length wise and pounded it. I didn’t measure the salt but sprinkled each breast on both sides. I hope it’s not too thin now and I didn’t over salt!! I will be back.
This recipe made me look like a rockstar! My chicken was thin but moist and delicious. I used McCormick Monterey Grill Seasoning. Served it with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and sweet potato wedges… It was slightly salty to me but shame on me for not measuring my salt. I’m not a salt user so a slight bit can seem much to me…
Hi Mary! Thanks for reporting back and so glad you enjoyed it! Did you use kosher salt? You can always adjust the seasonings based on your taste! Thanks!
Be careful how much salt you use for the dry brine! I sprinkled over each breast as stated and let it sit in the fridge for about 45 minutes and holy moly… this was WAY too salty (I saw another reviewer said the same thing). I saw in another comment you said to use 1/2 cup of kosher salt for the two breasts which shocked me! I think I probably used 1 Tbsp of kosher salt for each and that was way too much.
Otherwise, so delicious and juicy. Will be making again, but with far less salt/brine :)
Hi Mary! That was a typo in the comment, it’s a 1/2 teaspoon as stated in the recipe. Did you use kosher salt?
Really juicy. Thanks it was my first time making chicken like this.
Hi Katrina! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
These turned out so juicy and delish, can’t wait to make them again !
Hi Lorraine! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
very rarely do i make chicken breast, unless i am grilling them, but this was a definite game changer! i followed the recipe and ended up with the juiciest results i had ever had… EVER. i did not even have to brine prior to cooking. don’t make the mistake of crowding your basket– max would be 2 breasts as a time to allow the proper air flow. follow the instructions carefully as far as bringing to room temp and pounding to equal thickness. cooked mine at 375 degrees for 13 mins, using the “turn” function on my Gourmia (7 qt. from Costco). when done cooking they temped around 155 degrees. it was incredible how the juices flowed out as they were resting on the cutting board.
Hi Tony! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
This is now my favorite way to make chicken. It came out so juicy and I used the dry brine method for 30 min. Thank you!
I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe, Audra! Thank you for sharing this kind review!
How do you make a brine?
Hi Lisa! All the information you need for brining the chicken for this recipe is in the recipe card instructions. If you’d like to dig a little deeper into the brining process, check out my Baked Chicken Breast post for additional information. I hope this helps!
This was my first attempt at chicken in my new air fryer and it did not disappoint. I know it says not to overcook but I went in knowing I will have to play with the time. I prefer my chicken cooked really well but don’t want to dry it out. I opened the package of chicken to find an extra large and really small breast so I cut into strips after beating down so they would all be the same size or at least close to. I set the air fryer to 16 minutes. Next go round I will try 13. Thank you for the yummy, healthy, easy recipe!
I’m so happy that you enjoyed it, Christa! Thank you for sharing this kind review!
This was delicious. My husband and I had the chicken, different veggies. We will definitely have this again. The chicken was so moist and tender. 5 stars
Oh, BTW I’m new to Air Friers.
I’m so happy that you enjoyed it, Paula! Thank you for sharing this kind review!
So good! Easy, healthy and delicious!
Hi Stacy! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
Chicken was moist. I added bread crumbs to the mix. My air fryer did not go to 375. It was either 370 or 380…ugh. I cooked it on 370 just took longer on 2nd side. Will definitely use this again
Hi Marie! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review and thanks for the feedback!
I made your seasoning recipe last time I made these and it was amazing. Tonight I used a mango seasoning for chicken and it is the bomb!!!
Going to slice up and add to spring mix salad for dinner tonight
Hi Jan! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
Has anyone used this recipe with the liners to make it easy for cleanup? Does it effect the texture at all?
Hi Carolyn, I haven’t tried this with liners before, but one tip would be to flip your chicken a few times. Hope you enjoy it!
Followed the recipe exact. It was delicious! Do you have any other dry rub recipes? Just thought I’d ask since this one was so good.
Hi Von! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review! Here are a few different recipes that include a dry rub: https://www.wellplated.com/grilled-pork-chops/ https://www.wellplated.com/air-fryer-pork-chops/ https://www.wellplated.com/baked-pork-tenderloin/
When I tasted how juicy and delicious this chicken was I almost wanted to cry. Why didn’t I find out about this year’s ago?!? 30 minutes of brine time ( mind bogglingly easy to make such a huge difference!), followed the recipe and directions for cooking in my air fryer and it was the most delicious thing I’ve eaten in ages!
Hi Paulette! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
Simple, fast, juicy, and delicious .
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I used smoked paprika the second time I made this and won’t switch back. It was great. Just monitor it for the smoke taste you’ll like. Thanks for the recipe, never knew about dry brining. What a difference.
Hi Phil! So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for this kind review and feedback on the smoked paprika!
This has become my go-to air fryer recipe for chicken breasts. Great spice mix & reliable results every time! I love to shred the breasts up, give them a rough chop, and use them in chicken salad 😊 Thanks again for this recipe.
Hi Amy! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
I haven’t made your chicken recipe yet, but would like to tonight. My husband just surprised me with a large Air Fryer oven for my birthday. I used the type with the pull out compartment before, but it didn’t have enough room to cook a meal for my whole family. My question is: My new Air Fryer oven has different types of racks to use. Should I use the basket one or the sold one that’s like a sheet pan?
Hi Cheri, you can use either a basket or a tray. If using a tray you might have to rotate the wings some. Hope you enjoy them!
I always struggle to make delicious, moist skinless chicken breast. This recipe was foolproof and outstanding. I tried the dry brine, and checked temperature as suggested. The result was moist and very tasty. 5 stars!
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The breast was juicy and delicious. Would make again trying different spices. Outstanding!
Hi Lena! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
Hello, I want to try this recipe :) You told someone in one of the comments that there is a section or link in the blog that says how long to cook different sizes of chicken breasts in the air fryer but I can’t find that section. Can you reply with a link to it? I have searched and searched and can’t even begin to figure out where it would be. Thank you so much.
Never mind, I’m so sorry, I found those instructions for cooking different sizes of chicken in the air fryer – it’s on this actual page (which is what you meant by “in the blog” – I was looking around all over your website – my bad! Thanks so much!
Glad you found it Jennifer!
This was the best chicken breast I have ever eaten. So tender, moist and delicious!
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Juicy and tender. Held the flavor in.
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I made this tonight and it was amazing. Thanks for the recipe.
Hi Jennifer! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review!
Ruined 4 chicken breast that tasted terrible
I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the recipe, Shawnna. Could you be more specific in what went wrong?
Hi you’re missing the sodium in the nutritional facts. Just letting you know :)
Thanks Tina! I stopped including sodium info because it can vary so much depending upon what products you used, and I found a lot of conflicting info online, so ultimately I didn’t feel comfortable publishing it because sometimes it wasn’t even in the ballpark. If you’d like to calculate it yourself, there are lots of free tools online (myfitnesspal.com is popular). I hope that helps!
Thanks Erin appreciate you responding!
I just have an air fryer question … which one do you have? Would you recommend it? Looking for one that is big enough for a family of five and is also a toaster oven.
Hi Kristin, this is my go-to air fryer: https://amzn.to/3gPPMRS
Just tried the chicken breast recipe. Thank you very much . I will be using this alot
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Made this last night and everyone loved it. THANKS!!!!!
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I never comment on recipes, but I had to because this recipe makes amazing, flavorful chicken breasts! I was starting to avoid cooking chicken breasts because of so many terrible attempts, but this recipe restored my confidence. I will be using this recipe weekly! Thank you!
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This recipe is so good! We make this on repeat, it’s so versatile.
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I prepared chicken tonight using your recipe and preparation directions and it came out beautifully – juicy and tender and delicious. I started with two fairly large chicken breasts and cooked them for 16 minutes but that was in part because I opened the lid twice in the last 5 minutes to add a little bit of bottled sauce to the tops.
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It was awesome! I used smoked paprika for an extra flavor.
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I was definitely a person who refusd to buy or eat chicken breasts because they were ALWAYS so dry it was hard to swallow! This recipe was amazing! I’m a convert to this method of cooking chicken breasts!
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Where is the yogurt in the recipe???
Hi Sarah! I’m so confused, are you seeing somewhere where it talks about yogurt? There is no yogurt in this recipe. It’s just chicken breast and spices.
have used this recipe over and over again, it is my go to, thank you so much for sharing, we work long hours and this helps us avoid fast food.
This makes my day Regina, thank you!
My sister gave me an air fryer for Christmas and I tried out this recipe tonight. It’s so flavorful! I will definitely keep this in my rotation.
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I tried it this evening it was fantastic by itself no sides or anything!!!!
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delicious chicken recipe, so simple and easy!
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Chicken was juicy and tasty! Seasoned with salt pepper onion and garlic.
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It takes way longer than 8 minutes to air fry. I had to air fry my chicken breast for over 30 minutes
I’m sorry to hear that you had trouble with the recipe, Christine. The method and timing has worked well for myself (and others) but I know how frustrating it can be to try a new recipe and not have it work out, so I really wish you would’ve enjoyed it!
Your page is unviewable for all the ads constantly redirecting my browser!
I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience the ads caused you! I will certainly keep paying close attention to the number of ads and how they load, as I never want them to hinder your ability to view the recipe or the blog post. I do truly appreciate your feedback and apologize again for the inconvenience! Also, there is a quick and convenient “jump to recipe” button that will help you get to the recipe faster and a print button to have the recipe quickly at your fingertips. Hope this helps!
Delicious! Will definitely make again!
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I had to make some chicken for a chicken caesar wrap because I forgot the rotisserie one I usually get. looked up how to cook air fryer. It was absolutely delicious. I didn’t believe it wouldn’t be dry and rubbery, but it was so moist and flavorful. Will save this to make again.
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My husband loved this chicken… I preped it just like the recipe said to and cooked it a little longer since it was a huge breast. It was beautiful on the outside and perfectly juicy on the inside. Added his fave sides, stuffing and peas and the meal was a great success! Thanks!
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Do you need to rinse the chicken after you dry brine it? I am making this recipe tonight 🍴
Hi Robin! No need to rinse it. Enjoy!
This is my go to week night chicken recipe. It’s delicious, juicy, and super easy! Thanks for the great recipe, Erin!
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Best air fryer chicken recipe right here. Can use any spices really, but do everything else as is. (Especially the dry brine!) So perfect & moist. Every. Single. Time.
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My family devoured this chicken! I am an air fryer newbie and it was perfect
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Great taste every time!
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This chicken is delicious and the recipe very easy. In previous attempts I have dried out a lot of chicken in the air fryer, but as promised this came out tender and very juicy.
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