Air fryer turkey breast is a game changer! Enjoy turkey that is crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. The air fryer makes it easy.

sliced turkey on platter

Air fryer turkey breast

If you love deep fried turkey but not all the mess, you need to try making Air Fryer Turkey! No more standing over a pot of hot oil or messing with all of that. The air fryer makes it so easy.

We were really pleased with the results. The turkey was amazing! Even I was a little surprised just how amazing this turned out.

Thanksgiving just got easier thanks to this recipe using the air fryer!

butter and seasoning needed for recipe

Ingredients:

  • Bone-in Turkey Breasts- we used a 6 lb turkey. Make sure it is defrosted.
  • Butter- melted
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Minced Garlic
  • Paprika
  • Thyme
  • Salt and pepper

How to make turkey breasts in air fryer:

First, preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees. Don’t worry if your air fryer does not have a preheat setting, just let it run at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

While the air fryer is preheating, melt the butter and mix with the minced garlic. Rub this all over the turkey breast.

In a small bowl, mix all of the other seasonings together. Once combined, rub the seasoning mixture all over the skin of the turkey breast.

turkey coated with seasonings before going in air fryer

Finally, put the turkey breast in the air fryer. It will take about 45 to 55 minutes based on the size of your turkey breast. Make sure the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Once the turkey comes out of the air fryer, allow it to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

sliced turkey breast on platter

Can you cook frozen turkey breast in Air fryer?

No, the turkey needs to thaw out first. Make sure to do this!

sliced turkey breast

Tips for turkey breasts in air fryer:

  • Each turkey breasts cooks differently depending on the size of your turkey breast. I recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure that your turkey is cooked to the proper temperature before slicing the turkey. It needs to have an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Don’t skip over the step allowing the turkey breast to rest. This will help keep the juices inside that make it moist and flavorful.
  • Make sure you have the larger size air fryer. I know several people that started out with the smaller size and wished they had bought the larger one first.

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You will love this Easy Thanksgiving idea!

It really is a game changer. This recipe is so easy and does not take much effort or time.

If you love the way a crispy fried turkey tastes, you will love this amazing recipe. I love cooking in the air fryer and this is really simple.

The holidays are meant for spending time with friends and family. You can spend less time in the kitchen thanks to this recipe and more time with those you love.

Air Fryer Turkey Breast is delicious.

Each bite is so juicy and tender. Everyone will love the crispy skin. The air fryer really cooks the turkey to perfection.

Once you cook a turkey in the air fryer, you will see how easy and delicious it is! I can’t wait for you to give this a try.

It is really yummy and so easy. Air fryer recipes like this sure make dinner time easier!

sliced turkey breast
sliced turkey breast

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Air fryer turkey breast

4.67 from 3 votes
Air fryer turkey breast is a game changer! Enjoy turkey that is crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. It is so good!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cool before slicing 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 496
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 6 pound Bone-in Turkey Breasts defrosted
  • 2 Tbsp Butter melted
  • 1/2 Tbsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F. *If you air fryer does not have a preheat oven, run it at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Rub the melted butter and the minced garlic all over the turkey breast.
  • Mix all the other seasoning together in a small bowl and then rub this seasoning mixture all over the skin side of the turkey breast.
  • Place the turkey breast in the air fryer and cook for 45-55 minutes depending on the size of your breast until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Let the turkey breast rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 496kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 98g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 255mg, Sodium 1356mg, Potassium 1119mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 398IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 74mg, Iron 3mg

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