Chicken Breast in an Air Fryer

Air Fried Chicken Breast

Chicken breasts are very easy to make in air fryers and only take a few minutes to cook. You can make juicy and tasty chicken breasts in your air fryer and best of all they are healthier.

Chicken breast in an air fryer
Chicken breasts are one of the easiest cuts of meat to cook and at the same time the most difficult. Their lean white meat can easily dry out, but with this recipe you can make delicious fried chicken breasts in your air fryer.

When you’re trying out a new cooking method, it may take a few tries to get the food to come out the way you like it.

Air fryers are similar to convection ovens. They use a heater to warm the air in the pan, then a fan circulates the hot air, cooking the food quickly.

Why heat up the kitchen for chicken breasts when you can do it so easily in an air fryer?

Is it necessary to use oil to fry chicken breasts in an air fryer?
It may be a good idea, as using a little oil will add more flavor and also help the seasonings adhere to the chicken and brown, making them crispy and flavorful. You will also be able to prevent the chicken from sticking to the fryer basket.

Should you marinate the chicken breast?

It is not necessary, but marinating chicken makes it juicier and more flavorful. There are many ways to marinate chicken to add better flavor.

You can also put them in brine, warm (not hot) water and salt, or even pickle juice. And after 30 minutes it will be ready to put in the fryer.

How long to fry the chicken breast?
The amount of time to fry the chicken breast will depend on its size. Since most chicken breasts have a fairly similar shape, it is best to calculate it according to its weight (unless it is very thin or very thick).

Basically, you choose a temperature, then cook for “X” minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breast. We’ll give you the guideline further down in the recipe.

If you do make chicken breasts in your air fryer, leave us a comment and let us know how you liked them!