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Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 349kcal
Cook the most juicy, tender and flavorful chicken breast quickly and easily in your air fryer. Seasoned with brown sugar, paprika and herbs, this recipe is perfect for an easy family dinner that everyone will love!
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  • 1 ½ - 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts thin
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat air fryer to 370°F.
  • If the chicken breasts are thick, slice the breasts in half to create thinner pieces or place the breasts between parchment paper or plastic wrap and pound them thin.
    1 ½ - 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper.
    2 tablespoons brown sugar, ½ tablespoon paprika, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Rub each chicken breast with olive oil and seasoning to evenly coat.
    2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
    chicken breasts in air fryer before cooking
  • Cook for 8 minutes. Flip the chicken breasts over and cook for another 7-8 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165°F.
    chicken breasts in air fryer after cooking
  • Remove the chicken breasts from the air fryer, slice, and serve.



Storage: Store chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • For best results, use thin chicken breasts for this recipe.
  • Preheat the air fryer while you prep the chicken. If your air fryer doesn't have a preheat setting, let it run at 370F for 5 minutes.
  • Let the chicken breast rest for 5 minutes before slicing it. This will allow the juices to redistribute so that it's extra flavorful and juicy.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 882mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 508IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg