Here are 5 air fryer chicken breast recipes sure to please your family! They are healthy, versatile and easy to make with just a few minutes prep time! What I really love about these air fryer recipes is how juicy the chicken turns out! If you like the taste of juicy chicken, but without frying it in oil, you’ll love these tasty air fryer chicken recipes!
5 Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipes!
The first of our air fryer chicken breast recipes is this easy air fryer chicken recipe! It is super tasty as-is, or you can serve it with your choice of sauces to make a variety of flavors.
I normally serve it with rice and a vegetable, but it’s easy to serve with pasta, bread or anything else you like. My younger boys who tend to be more picky absolutely love this air fryer chicken recipe!
Easy Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
spray oil (I like avocado oil.)
Spray each chicken breast on one side with oil. Sprinkle with seasoned salt. Lay in an air fryer, seasoned side down. Then spray the second side with oil and sprinkle with seasoned salt. Air fry for 10 minutes at 360°.
Flip over and air fry another 8 to 12 minutes at 360° depending on the size of your chicken breasts, until the internal temperature reaches at least 165°.
Allow the chicken to rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into it. This allows the juices to redistribute in the chicken to make the chicken juicier.
This easy air fryer lemon chicken recipe makes another juicy and tasty chicken main dish! With lemon and pepper, this savory chicken recipe is more bold than our other air fryer chicken breast recipes. This recipe is also great served with rice or pasta and the vegetable of your choice.
Air Fryer Lemon Chicken Recipe
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 Tbsp. lemon juice (or juice from 1 whole lemon)
1 tsp. black pepper (optional)
1 tsp. smoked paprika (optional)
1 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
1/2 tsp. dried oregano (optional)
Mix all ingredients (seasonings of choice) except the chicken in a bowl or ziptop bag. Mix. Coat the chicken thoroughly with the mixture. Marinate 30 minutes.
Place in an air fryer and cook at 400° for 6 minutes. Turn chicken over and air fry 6 more minutes. Make sure the chicken temperature is at least 165° in the center. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.
Who knew you could make quick and tasty chicken fajitas in an air fryer? This chicken fajitas recipe is one of our favorite air fryer chicken breast recipes because the chicken turns out perfect and it’s so much easier than cooking chicken fajitas in a frying pan!
Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Recipe
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
1 green pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup onion, sliced
1 Tbsp. fajita seasoning
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl or ziptop bag and mix well to coat evenly.
Add the chicken and vegetables to the air fryer basket and cook at 350° for 8 minutes. Stir and cook 7 more minutes.
If you prefer the vegetables less cooked and a bit more naturally crisp like my husband, you can wait until half way through to add the veggies.
This air fryer chicken nuggets recipe is a favorite with kids! It makes delicious chicken nuggets, crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
What I especially love about this recipe is getting the yummy fried chicken taste without all the spitting and popping of frying them in oil. Another thing about air fryer chicken breast recipes like this one is how quickly you can prep and cook them when the kids are rioting! Try it the next time the kids are begging for fast food and save yourself the hassle of dragging them through the drive-thru!
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets Recipe
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
3 tsp. seasoned salt
2 eggs, beaten
spray oil (olive or avocado oil)
Combine the flour, cornstarch and seasoned salt in a bowl. Beat the eggs in another bowl. Dip the chicken into the egg wash and then into the flour. Turn the chicken to coat all sides. Then place directly into the air fryer. Continue until there is 1 layer of chicken in the air fryer.
Spray the top of the chicken nuggets with a very light spray of oil. Air fry at 400° for 4 minutes. Turn the nuggets over and spray with a light coat of oil. Air fry 4 more minutes. Serve hot.
This air fryer honey garlic chicken recipe makes a delicious Chinese style chicken! I love air fryer chicken breast recipes that closely simulate fried chicken and this one is perfect if you are avoiding fried foods but are really craving Chinese food! Serve with white rice, fried rice or chow mein noodles and eggrolls if you like!
Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe (Gluten-Free)
6 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cubed
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup flour or gluten free flour
3 tsp. seasoned salt
Whisk eggs in a blow. Mix cornstarch, gluten free flour, and seasoned salt in another bowl. Dip chicken in the egg and coat the chicken evenly. Dip chicken in with cornstarch/flour mixture. Coat evenly. Spray each piece with cooking spray before placing it in the air fryer. Place in the air fryer and cook at 390° for 6 minutes. Turn chicken over and air fry for 6 more minutes or until done at 165 degrees in the center of the thickest part of the chicken.
Honey Garlic Sauce
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced or 1 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup red pepper, diced (optional)
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
In a saucepan, sauté garlic in olive oil until softened. Add honey, soy sauce, red pepper, if using, and seasoned salt. Simmer 5-10 minutes. Watch carefully so it doesn’t boil over. Remove from heat and cool for a few minutes. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.
These air fryer chicken breast recipes are adapted from recipes in volume 1 of our cookbook:
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I have a question about air fryers. Lately, I have seen a lot of interesting sounding recipes that only give air fryer instructions. I was under the impression that an air fryer is basically a small convection oven. I have a convection oven a bit bigger than a microwave that I use for most of my baking. If I placed an oven rack over a cookie sheet, could I get the same results? I don’t have much counter space, so I I got an air fryer I would need to find a place for it and dig it out every time I wanted to use it. I would rather use what I have. Can I? How do I adapt air fryer recipes to my convection oven?
Sharon I don’t have an air fryer myself but what I would do is just try it and see what happens. Use a few fries or chicken nugget (just a couple of pieces and try it and see what happens.
Do you recommend a particular brand of air fryer? I have talked myself into buying one, after watching a video of how well some appliances work for those of us with concentration problems.
I really don’t know of one to recommend Janet but maybe one of our viewers does.
Walmart has affordable fryers under 150 I got a ninja and I love it .
I also have an air fryer question. I don’t have a counter top air fryer.
My new range has an air fryer in the oven. I haven’t tried it yet. I want to.
Most recipes seem to be for the counter top. Where can I find the time/temperature difference for the built in air fryer ranges compared with the counter top air fryers.
Not sure Karol where to find that. We have never used or dealt with one for ranges either. You might just google it.
Thank you these sound amazing, not sure which one I will try first😋