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fully cooked and seasoned chicken breasts made from frozen in the air fryer.
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3.71 from 17 votes

How to Cook Frozen Chicken Breasts in Air Fryer

How To Cook Frozen chicken breast in the air fryer - Frozen chicken is guaranteed to become your new favorite dinner staple. From freezer to air fryer with no thawing time in between, the frozen chicken breast cooks beautifully.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 277kcal


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the air fryer basket with olive oil or a nonstick cooking spray if needed.
  • Cover the chicken with olive oil. Add the seasonings together and rub the chicken breasts until they are coated on both sides of the chicken breasts. Place in the coated skinless chicken breasts in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 10 minutes. Flip and cook for a further 5-7 minutes.
  • Use a digital instant read thermometer to ensure the thickest part of the chicken breasts internal temperature reaches 165°f.


Use chicken breasts that are similar in size. This will ensure that they will all be ready about the same time.
Chicken should be arranged in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
This recipe was made with a basket-style 5.8 qt Cosori Air Fryer. If using a different brand of air fryer, you may need to adjust the cooking time. 


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1039mg | Potassium: 882mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 728IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
**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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