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5 from 7 votes

The Juiciest Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Are you ready for the easiest and juiciest chicken breast? This Air Fryer Chicken Breast recipe is fool-proof, bursting with flavor, and the easiest way to get a chicken dinner on the table any night of the week
Author: Lexi

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast see note
  • Salt for quick brine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Seasoning Blend:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Pat chicken dry. Place into a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Transfer to the refrigerator for 30 minutes, uncovered.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the spice blend.
  • Remove chicken from the refrigerator and rub chicken breasts with olive oil all over, then coat with the spice mixture.
  • Spray the bottom of your air fryer with an oil spray (no aerosol), or use a pastry brush with olive oil.
  • Cook the chicken at 375ºF for 9 min on each side (see note).
  • Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Slice and enjoy!

Notes

Cook times based on chicken breast sizes:
  • Small Breasts that are roughly 5 to 7 ounces: 7 to 10 minutes
  • Medium Breasts that are roughly 8 to 10 ounces: 10 to 13 minutes
  • Large Breasts that are 11 ounces or more: 14 to 18 minutes
Thought you had the right cook time but didn't? If for some reason the chicken is below 155ºF once it has finished cooking, you can simply cook the chicken for a few more minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 244kcal | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 500mg