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Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Prep
5 mins
Cook
10 mins
Total
15 mins
 

This foolproof recipe for making boneless chicken breast in the air fryer will give you perfectly juicy chicken every time. Recipe from skinnytaste.com

Course: Dinners + Mains
Keyword: Dinners + Mains
Servings: 4
Calories: 262 kcal
Ingredients
  • salt kosher
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless (about 6 oz each)
  • olive oil spray
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Pound the thicker end of the chicken to make both sides leveled out so they cook evenly.

  2. Fill a large bowl with 6 cups of lukewarm water and add 1/4 cup kosher salt, stir to dissolve.

  3. Add the chicken breasts to the water and let them sit, refrigerated at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours to brine. Remove from water, pat dry with paper towels and discard the water.

  4. In a small bowl combine 3/4 teaspoon salt, with the remaining spices. Spritz the chicken with oil and rub all over, then rub the spice mix over the chicken.

  5. Preheat the air fryer. Add the chicken to the air fryer basket and cook in batches 380F turning halfway, until browned on the outside and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Oven Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Heat an oven safe or cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes until it is very hot.

  2. Place the chicken on the hot skillet, and cook for 1 minute. Turn, and cook 1 minute on other side.

  3. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear and a thermometer reads 165F inserted in the center, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 263mg11%
Potassium 836mg24%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 204IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.