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Air Fryer Chicken Breast is perfect year-round. It allows you to cook without heating your entire oven in the summer and delivers the same grilled chicken taste throughout the winter.
This boneless chicken breast recipe contains no breading and is completely keto, using butter as its coating. You can use full chicken breasts or cut the chicken into grilled chicken strips.
I made this recipe in my Cosori Air Fryer. Its square basket makes it convenient to cook 4 chicken breasts for my family of four all at one time.
How to Cook Chicken Breast in an Air Fryer
For this recipe, I used thin boneless chicken breasts. Start with thawed chicken in your refrigerator. I have additional information on using frozen chicken below, but typically you’ll make this recipe using thawed chicken.
Melt the butter in a small bowl in your microwave and add the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix to combine.
Brush your chicken breasts with the butter mixture on both sides.
Place chicken breasts in a single layer on your air fryer basket and cook for 380 degrees F for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway until they read 165 degrees F at the thickest part.
Let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes, then enjoy immediately or keep refrigerated for up to 3 days and eat cold or use the reheating directions below.
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How Long Do You Cook Chicken Breasts in an Air Fryer?
Air fryer chicken breasts are grilled perfectly at 380 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. The exact time will depend on how big and thick your chicken breasts are.
Your air fried chicken is done when your thermometer reads 165 degrees F at the chicken’s thickest point.
Can I Overlap Food in an Air Fryer?
Yes and no. Some foods still cook evenly when air fried, like French fries, air fried veggies, and more. Some foods air fry very poorly when overlapped, like Air Fryer Bacon.
So, can I stack chicken in an air fryer? Raw chicken breasts cook best when cooked in a single layer.
You can stack them but will need to keep rotating the chicken breasts frequently to allow them to cook evenly. Otherwise certain parts can come out raw while other parts can be overcooked and tough.
Are Air Fryer Chicken Breasts Healthy for You?
This is an often-asked question. Air fryers are very healthy to use.
Air fryer chicken breasts are just as healthy as chicken breasts cooked on the stove or the skillet when using the same amount of butter or oil.
How Do I Reheat Chicken Breasts in an Air Fryer?
To reheat chicken breasts in your air fryer, place chicken in the air fryer. Since the chicken is already cooked and there’s no breading to worry about, the chicken can be stacked slightly.
Cook the boneless chicken breasts at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes, flipping halfway until thoroughly heated.
If you notice the chicken getting darker, turn your air fryer to 325 degrees and continue to cook. Since all air fryers are made differently (Nuwave is made differently than Power Air Fryer Oven and etc.), it can take more or less time to reheat chicken breasts.
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- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Place boneless chicken breasts on a cutting board.
- Melt butter in microwave and add in garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine
- Coat chicken with butter mixture on both sides
- Place chicken in the air fryer in one single layer
- Cook chicken at 380 degrees F for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway. The chicken is done once the chicken reads 165 degrees F at its thickest part
- Let chicken rest for 5 minutes
- Enjoy immediately or refrigerate and enjoy cold or using reheated directions above
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 399mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 37g