Cooking time may vary depending on the size of your chicken breast and cooking temperature. For today’s recipe, we’re using 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, each weighing about 6.5 oz.
Here is how long it took us to cook them:
1. Fresh Chicken Breast
Our fresh, boneless, skinless chicken breasts took 15 minutes to cook at 375°F.
Keep in mind that the chicken should be at room temperature before cooking. This will ensure that the inside and outside of the chicken cook at the same rate.
2. Frozen Chicken Breast
Put the chicken into the basket of the air fryer. Turn the setting to defrost and set the timer for 5 minutes.
After that, cook the thawed chicken at the same time and temperature as fresh chicken.
Tips for Making
We all love a piece of tender, juicy chicken breast, but it can be tricky to make.
As mentioned, this particular cut of chicken is so lean and low in fat, it tends to become dry easily. Here are a few tips to keep your chicken breast moist:
Pay attention to the cooking time and temperature: Avoid cooking too long or at too high a temperature.
Check internal temperature: Use a probe thermometer to see if your chicken has reached 325°F. If it has, remove the chicken from the air fryer to stop cooking and prevent it from getting overcooked and dry.
Marinate the chicken in oil: Not only will the oil add more flavor, it will also help moisten the chicken.
Wrap the chicken in aluminum foil: This can help keep the chicken from drying out as the foil traps all the natural juices inside.
How to Store
You can wrap the whole plate of chicken and salad in cling film and put it into the fridge. Or keep it in an airtight container.
Both the chicken and salad can last up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Can You Reheat Chicken in an Air Fryer?
Yes, you can. It takes 5 minutes to reheat the cooked chicken in the air fryer.
We recommend wrapping the chicken breast in aluminum foil before putting it into the air fryer. This will keep the chicken moist and juicy for you to enjoy later.
As mentioned, our air fryer chicken breasts come with a small side of salad. It may be nutritious but it probably won’t be enough to make you full.
Luckily, there’s still room for more. We recommend serving the chicken with our air fryer potato wedge and a glass of lemon watermelon juice.
The crispy potatoes will keep you full for longer. And the refreshing, sweet, and sour drink will help cleanse your palate after a hearty, savory meal.
Here are the combined nutrition facts of the meal:
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6 oz canned chickpeas (rinsed, and drained thoroughly)
4 oz red bell pepper (cut into ¼-inch dices)
4 oz corn (thawed, rinsed, and drained thoroughly)
2 oz unsalted dark red kidney beans (rinsed, and drained thoroughly)
1 oz red onion (finely diced)
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
3 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise
2 tbsp parsley (freshly chopped)
Marinate the chicken: Add 2 tbsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp paprika, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp garlic, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp chili powder, and 1/2 tsp onion powder to the chicken. Mix to coat evenly. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
Cook the chicken: Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 375°F. Put the chicken into the air fryer and cook for about 15 minutes. Remove from the fryer and set aside.
Make the salad dressing: In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise, 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt, 1 tsp lime juice, and 2 tbsp parsley. Mix to combine.
Mix the salad: In the same bowl, combine 6 oz cucumber, 1 oz red onion, 4 oz red bell pepper, 4 oz corn, 6 oz canned chickpeas, and 2 oz unsalted dark red kidney beans. Mix evenly.
Serve: Put a piece of chicken and a hefty portion of salad onto a plate and serve.
Air Fryer Chicken Breast
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 461Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Vitamin A 1499IU
Vitamin C 43mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.