How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Breast

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Breast

A lot of folks are still reluctant when it comes to cooking chicken breast in an air fryer. But the amazing thing is that by opting for such a meal, you can get a delightfully crispy exterior while the meat remains juicy and tender on the inside. 

But how can that be possible? The explanation is, in fact, quite simple. The rapid circulation of hot air in the air fryer will lead to a Maillard reaction, giving the chicken a satisfying golden-brown crust similar to traditional deep-frying, but with much less oil. This makes air fryer chicken breast a healthier alternative that doesn’t compromise when it comes to taste and texture.

We can now learn how to make air fryer chicken breast without worries!

How to start making air fryer chicken breast

First and foremost, you’ll need to gather the ingredients that you need:

  • Oregano
  • Chicken breast that’s uncooked, skinless, and boneless
  • Garlic powder (you can also use granulated garlic)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking spray (this one is optional)

Now, shall we proceed with the cooking part? You must be aware that air fryer chicken breast requires some level of attention and skill. You must pay close heed to cooking time, both during and after frying. Neglecting this part may lead to dry poultry. You also shouldn’t be deceived by idle moments. Do not allow the chicken breast to linger in the fryer while you attend to other culinary tasks. Promptly remove it, as residual heat continues to cook and dehydrate.

Beware the timer knob, as its accuracy may falter. Instead, you have to rely on a precise digital timer, such as one on your phone or microwave. Let’s be honest; anybody has a digital timer nowadays! A slight variation in cooking time can make a significant difference due to the rapid cooking nature of the fryer.

Season the chicken with a blend of oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. You have to begin with the presentation side, spray with cooking oil, and sprinkle the seasoning. The next step is to place it seasoned-side down in the fryer basket. Season the other side before starting the cooking process.

You must cook at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for half the estimated cook time, flipping the breasts halfway through. Finally, let the chicken rest for a minimum of 5 minutes, allowing the juices to redistribute and ensure juicier results.




Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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