Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Breast

By Rena |

We have a healthier way of enjoying fried chicken and it’s juicy and delicious! Make these Air fryer boneless chicken breasts any day of the week in just 30 minutes and serve with a side dish or serve as a salad topper.

top view air fryer chicken breast on a white plate. a couple of chicken breast sliced

Chicken is one of our favorite all-time proteins to prepare especially chicken breasts! The reason is chicken breasts are high in lean protein and low in fat! Depending on how you prepare your chicken, you will most likely always end up with a delicious meal that your whole family can enjoy. If you love fried chicken but just want to eat healthier? Then this air fryer boneless chicken breast recipe is perfect for you.

Without the marinating time, this boneless chicken breast recipe can be done and ready to serve in just 30 minutes. Enjoy tender and juicy chicken with each bite and serve with an array of side dish options. Perfect with potatoes, pasta, or over your salad for a nutritious lunch or light dinner. This air-fried chicken breast recipe is low in carbs and perfect for those on a keto diet.

Why you will love this air fryer chicken breast recipe

  • Simple and easy: Making this air-fryer chicken breast is truly simple and easy to make. Marinate the chicken, pop it in air fryer and enjoy perfectly juicy chicken.
  • Healthy and versatile: Ditch the oils and frying pans and air-fry your chicken instead. A much healthier option! This air-fried chicken can be served with endless side dish options and perfect for meal prepping.
  • Juicy good: Mouth-watering juicy and tender chicken with each bite. So delicious and tasty!
close up image of sliced air fryer chicken

Ingredients you will need

  • Chicken breasts: use bonless and skinless chicken breasts. You may use boneless and skinless chicken thighs but they aren’t as lean and higher in fat.
  • Oil: we used olive oil but you may use any other oil of choice
  • Seasonings: lemon-pepper seaosning was used to make this air-fryer chicken breast. You can use any other seaosnings that you prefer.
  • Garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.
  • Optional: garnish with fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges
ingredients to make air-fried chicken breast

How to make this juicy air-fryer bonelss chicken breasts

Remove chicken from the fridge and place the chicken into a Ziploc bag together with the oil, and seasonings. Stir through the bag to evenly coat.

marinated chicken breast in a ziplock bag

Allow the chicken to marinate for 15-20 minutes over the counter.

Set the air fryer to 360F and once the chicken is done marinating, lay it in the fryer basket.

marinated chicken breast set on an air frier wired basket

Air fry for 15-17 minutes, or until an instant thermometer reads 165F when inserted in the center of each chicken breast. Flip the chicken breast to the other side halfway through or after 10 minutes.

Allow the chicken to sit for 5 min before slicing.

Serve garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges, if desired.

air fried chicken breast on the wire wrack of air fryer

Frequently asked questions

Can you put raw chicken in an air-fryer?

Absolutely. You can definitely air-fry raw chicken breasts. You may flip the chicken breasts to the other side halfway through if you prefer.

How long should you air-fry chicken?

Air-fry chicken breast in the air fryer for 16-18 minutes depending on the size and thickness of the chicken breast. If you arent sure if the chicken breast is cooked through, use a food thermometer to make sure the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165F

Can you air fry frozen chicken breast?

Yes, you can air fry frozen chicken. Preheat the air-fryer to 360 F and place the marinated or non-marinated frozen chicken breast in the air fryer. Air fry for 20-25 minutes. The unfrozen chicken breast will take about 18 minutes. The best way to check if the chicken breast is cooked through is to make sure it reached an internal temperature of 165F.

top view air fried chicken breasts on a white plate

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Air-fryer Boneless Chicken Breast

Simple and easy boneless chicken breasts, marinated in a lemon garlic marinade, and then air fried to perfection.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Fat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
marinate: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 199kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil or any oil of choice
  • 1 tbsp Lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • kosher salt to taste
  • Optional: garnish with fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges

Instructions

  • Remove chicken from the fridge and place the chicken into a Ziploc bag together with the oil, and seasonings. Stir through the bag to evenly coat.
  • Allow the chicken to marinate for 15-20 minutes over the counter.
  • Set the air fryer to 360F and once the chicken is done marinating, lay it in the fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 15-17 minutes, or until an instant thermometer reads 165F when inserted in the center of each chicken breast. Flip the chicken breast to the other side halfway through or after 10 minutes.
  • Allow the chicken to sit for 5 min before slicing.
  • Serve garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges, if desired.

Notes

  • serving size: one chicken breast
  • you may use any of your favorite seasonings.
  • You can marinate the chicken for as long as you like. At least 15 minutes.
  • If you don’t have olive oil, you may use avocado oil or any other oil of choice. 
  • Allow the air-fried chicken breasts to sit for 5 minutes before slicing them.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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