Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Cut down on time spent in the kitchen, and instead, spend more time around the table with your family, with this quick and easy Air Fryer chicken breasts recipe!

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
You can cook just about anything in the Air Fryer… even chicken breasts!

Whether you are looking for ways to make it easier to cook during the week, or tips to simplify your weekly meal prepping sesh, I cannot recommend an air fryer enough! 

When I opened my air fryer, I was so intimidated! But it has quickly become one of my favorite kitchen tools! Every single time I make something, I am amazed by how much faster it is to cook this way–not to mention healthier! 

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
When cooking chicken breast in the Air Fryer, you use the same ingredients you would use if you were baking or grilling it!

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

This Air Fryer Chicken Breasts Recipe: 

  • Serves 4-6
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 16-20 min
 Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Mmm, I love a good chicken marinade!

Ingredients – Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Marinade:

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, minced or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced and lightly packed or 4 teaspoons dried parsley 
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, minced and lightly packed or 4 teaspoons dried basil 

Chicken:

  • 4 – 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil cooking spray

 
Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk together ingredients for marinade. Add chicken breast to large container or resealable bag, pour marinade over chicken, seal.

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
I usually let my chicken marinate in a Ziploc freezer bag!
Step 2

Chill in refrigerator up to 4 hours.

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
You won’t believe how easy it is to cook chicken in an Air Fryer!
Step 3

Remove from refrigerator and set at room temperature, 20-30 minutes.

Step 4

Preheat air fryer at 370 degrees F for 5 minutes.

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Step 5

Place chicken breasts in the Air Fryer basket, leaving room between the breasts so they cook evenly.

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Yum! I can’t wait to eat some Air Fryer chicken breasts!
Step 6

Spray each chicken breast with olive oil.

Step 7

Place back into preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Remove basket and flip breasts over, spray again with olive oil and cook for another 6-8 minutes, chicken is done when the internal temperature is 160 degrees F when checked with an instant read thermometer.

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Air Fryer chicken breasts are perfect to incorporate into your meal planning routine! I love to slice mine into tenders that I use on salads throughout the week!
Step 9

Remove from the Air Fryer basket and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving

Notes:

Garnish with fresh oregano, parsley, or basil.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast
You can make so many different dishes out of Air Fryer chicken breasts!

What Can I Make With Air Fryer Chicken Breasts ?

SO many things! This recipe is one of my meal prepping hacks, for exactly that reason! Chicken breasts are versatile, and can be used as the basis for many delicious recipes.

When you do your meal prepping, whip up a batch or two of Air Fryer chicken breasts to use for meals all week long. I love when I can turn leftovers from one basic meal into a a few different meals!

Here are a few of my favorite chicken breast recipes: 

  • This simple chicken salad recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! Serve as souvlaki, or serve it on a bed of lettuce.
  • Cut out a few steps, since your air fryer chicken breasts are ready to go, and just needs to be warmed, and make yummy homemade chicken fajitas.
  • Slice up your cooked Air Fryer chicken breasts, and make a delicious stir fry
  • Save some of that sliced, cooked chicken, and make this amazing one pot BBQ chicken pasta dish! 
  • Dice up some of your cooked Air Fryer chicken breasts and make teriyaki quesadillas
Yield: Serves 4-6

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

If you are craving chicken but need it cooked in a hurry, this quick & easy air fryer chicken breasts recipe is just what you need!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes 16 seconds
Total Time 50 minutes 16 seconds

Ingredients

  • Marinade:
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, minced or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced and lightly packed or 4 teaspoons dried parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, minced and lightly packed or 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • Chicken:
  • 4 - 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil cooking spray

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, whisk together ingredients for marinade. Add chicken breast to large container or resealable bag, pour marinade over chicken, seal.
    2. Chill in refrigerator up to 4 hours.
    3. Remove from refrigerator and set at room temperature, 20-30 minutes.
    4. Preheat air fryer at 370 degrees F for 5 minutes.
    5. Place chicken breasts in the Air Fryer basket, leaving room between the breasts so they cook evenly.
    6. Spray each chicken breast with olive oil.
    7. Place back into preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes.
    8. Remove basket and flip breasts over, spray again with olive oil and cook for another 6-8 minutes, chicken is done when the internal temperature is 160 degrees F when checked with an instant read thermometer.
    9. Remove from the Air Fryer basket and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

Garnish with fresh oregano, parsley, or basil.

Instant Pot Chicken & Rice
Let your Instant Pot do the work for you, with this yummy Instant Pot chicken & rice!

Easy Air Fryer Recipes And Instant Pot Recipes 

The thing I love most about my Air Fryer and my Instant Pot is the wide assortment of foods that can be made with them! Here are some of my favorite Air Fryer recipes and Instant Pot recipes: 

What is your favorite thing to make in the Air Fryer? comment below!

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