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Air Fryer Chicken breast fully cooked in a basket.
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3.88 from 55 votes

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Make the perfect chicken breast in the air fryer with this quick and simple recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 414kcal


  • 3 Chicken breasts (boneless skinless)
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees.
  • Combine the breadcrumbs and seasonings.
  • Coat the chicken breasts in olive oil. Add the chicken breasts to the breadcrumb and seasoning mixture and coat well.
  • Spray basket with nonstick cooking spray, or add a small sheet of parchment paper. Place chicken into the basket, lightly coat with olive oil spray, and cook for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken, spray with an additional coat of olive oil and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • Check and make sure the internal temperature in the thickest part of the chicken has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If not, continue cooking longer for an additional 2-4 minutes, checking the internal temperature to ensure it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove chicken from the air fryer and cover with foil for 5 minutes before serving.


  1. Marinate the chicken breasts before cooking for additional flavor. 
  2. Chicken breast cooking times can vary with the size and weight of the chicken. I typically cook with medium-sized chicken breasts and 20 minutes is the perfect cooking time. A smaller chicken breast will not need as long of cooking time, and a larger breast may need more. I will adjust the cooking time by a minute (up or down) depending on the size. 
For instance: A small 8oz chicken breast I will cook for 20 minutes and then check the internal temperature before serving. A medium or 9oz chicken breast I will cook for 22 minutes before checking the temperature. A larger 10-12oz chicken breast I will cook for 22-24 minutes, and start checking the internal temperature for doneness around 20 minutes. 


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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