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5 from 3 votes

Air fryer chicken breast

Air fryer chicken breast recipes make an easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea. Each bite is tender and juicy while being easy to prepare. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cool5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air fryer chicken breast
Servings: 6
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 5-6 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  • Preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees F.  If you air fryer does not have a preheat option, then I recommend running the air fryer for approximately 5 minutes to warm up the air fryer prior to cooking the chicken.
  • Then place the chicken breast in the air fryer.  Brush with the olive oil.
  • Combine the seasonings together in a small bowl and sprinkle the seasoning mixture on top of the chicken breasts in the air fryer.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes depending on the size of the chicken breasts.  Use the longer time for thicker chicken breasts.
  • Then flip the chicken breasts in the air fryer and cook for 10-15 minutes until the chicken has a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Then transfer the chicken to a plate and allow it to rest for at least 5 minutes prior to cutting.
  • Serve immediately or store for future meals or meal prep!


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg