Air Fryer Chicken Breasts Recipe

This foolproof recipe makes flavorful and tender air fryer chicken breasts every time, seasoned with herbs and spices.

Similar to my air fryer chicken thighs, this air fryer chicken recipe is made with just the right amount of seasoning and extremely versatile. This recipe is also perfect for someone following a keto or Whole30 lifestyle.

Air frying is the best way to cook tender chicken in less time, since there’s no preheating the oven. And with my simple seasoning blend, these flavorful chicken breasts not only make an easy weeknight dinner, but they’re perfect for meal prep too.

The best thing about serving chicken is that it is so versatile. Adding a delicious and creamy sauce like this white bbq sauce or Peruvian creamy green sauce can create an entirely new recipe. And adding side dishes like Instant Pot Risotto or Sous Vide Asparagus makes it the perfect meal.

Don’t own an air fryer? Try my Sous Vide Chicken Breasts recipe! Looking for a crispier option? Try my Air Fried Crispy Chicken Tenders! There are so many options to choose from.

What is needed for air fryer chicken breasts recipe?

  • Olive Oil
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Kosher Salt
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

Note: To switch things up, try swapping in my Italian Seasoning or Cajun Seasoning in place of the herbs called for in this recipe.

Herbs and spices for air fryer chicken breasts

At what temperature do you air fry chicken breasts?

  • Cook at 370-degrees for the best flavor.

How to make air fryer chicken breasts

  • In a small bowl combine the salt and spices with oil to create a paste. Coat boneless chicken breasts with the paste. Place chicken pieces in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook.

How long does it take to cook chicken in the air fryer?

  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 370-degrees for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 7-10 minutes cooking time, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165-degrees on an instant read thermometer. Total cook time will depend on the size of your chicken breasts.

When to add additional ingredients

  • You can add veggies like halved brussels sprouts, broccoli, etc. at the halfway point.

Storing leftovers

Store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It will also keep in the freezer for up to three months, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. These delicious chicken breasts are tasty in these Gyro Bowls, Street Corn Chicken Tacos and Southwest Chicken Salad.

Chicken Breasts in Air Fryer

Wine pairings for chicken breasts

These choices pair nicely with a light meat chicken.

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Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

This foolproof recipe makes flavorful and tender air fryer chicken breasts every time, seasoned with herbs and spices.
3.98 from 153 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  • In a small bowl combine the salt and spices with oil to create a paste. Coat chicken breasts with the paste.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 370-degrees for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 7-10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165-degrees.
  • Can add halved brussels sprouts, broccoli, etc. at the halfway point.
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Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1000mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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31 thoughts on “Air Fryer Chicken Breasts Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I just got an air fryer and was looking for an easy go-to chicken recipe. This was the first one I tried and my husband and kids all really liked it. Super moist, flavorful, and quick! I will definitely try it with some of the other seasoning suggestions to change it up, but this will for sure go into our dinner rotation. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was a huge hit at my house and sooooo easy!!!! I made 3 large chicken breasts and expected to have leftovers for my salad tomorrow but no such luck as everyone at ever last bite. Plus it is healthy and naturally gluten free which is nice for some of my GF family members.

  3. 5 stars
    Best chicken breast ever. My boyfriend would never eat boneless, skinless chicken breasts until I fixed this recipe (always thought they were too dry and tasteless). Now he always is happy when I plan on fixing your recipe.

    • Hi Gail – My original air fryer did not have a preheat function, so I just stuck the chicken in. If you do have a preheat, that’s great to use. My air fryer preheats so quickly, that it just takes a minute or so, so cook time should remain the same. Hope that helps!

  4. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe so much. I didn’t have oregano on hand so I used 1/4 tsp of dried basil and 1/4 tsp of dried time and it was delicious. The air fryer made the chicken so tender and juicy. Perfect timing. I will make again. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Wow! Delicious and quick. My husband and I are feeling great right after having your chicken dish. It’s so juicy and full of flavor Thanks for sharing.

  6. 5 stars
    Excellent. My wife loved it. I made the paste and let the chicken marinate for an hour in the refrigerator. The chicken turned out excellent and juicy.

    Thank you

  7. 5 stars
    Made this recipe last night – first time air frying chicken! It will be on repeat now! Hubby & kiddo approved. Thank you for sharing an easy and quick recipe!


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