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15 Bone-In Chicken Breast Recipes

15 Bone-in chicken breast recipes for dinner that are super flavorful and easy to make!

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Bone in chicken breast in an air fryer

There’s nothing like chicken dinner and using bone-in chicken breasts is one of my favorites. They are a nice and juicy inexpensive cut of meat.

What is a Bone-in Chicken Breast?

A bone-in chicken breast is just what it sounds like! It’s a chicken breast that still has the rib bone attached.

While it’s just called a bone-in chicken breast, most places will sell these chickens as split chicken breasts as a full chicken breast contains two combined breasts.

So the two are just basically split in half and sold in the stores.

They’re typically sold with the skin on which makes them nice and crispy when baked, roasted, grilled, or air fried!

How to Store Split Chicken Breasts

Raw split chicken breasts can be stored in the freezer separated and sealed in either a freezer Ziploc bag, aluminum foil, or plastic to avoid freezer burn and should be used within 9 months for freshness.

After being cooked, the bone-in chicken breasts will last 3 to 4 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Here are the top 15 bone-in chicken breast recipes you can make!

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15 Easy Bone-in Chicken Breast Recipes

15 ways to make the best split chicken breast recipes for dinner.

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Yield: 2 servings

15 Easy Bone-in Chicken Breast Recipes

Bone in chicken breast in an air fryer

Delicious split chicken breast recipes including this air fryer bone-in chicken breast!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 bone-in chicken breasts (I used split chicken breasts)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees.
  2. Remove the chicken from its packaging and set it aside.
  3. Mix the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
  4. Baste the oil on both sides of the chicken and coat them with the brown sugar mixture.
  5. Place the split chicken breasts in the air fryer and cook for about 25 to 30
    minutes, flipping the chicken at about 10 minutes left. Cook until the thickest part reaches 165 degrees F. Thicker or larger chicken breasts may take a few minutes longer.
  6. Remove the chicken from the air fryer and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 625mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 38g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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8 thoughts on “15 Bone-In Chicken Breast Recipes”

  1. Bone in chicken breasts are still my favorite for recipes where the chicken will be cooking longer and for stewing. They give so much more flavor to a dish. I love the idea of using the air fryer to fry it. That’s something I haven’t tried yet. Thanks so much for the recipes!

    • Hi Annabelle, I am not sure what you are referring to, but you can share this post by using one of the social buttons on the top of the page. Enjoy!

    • I am actually commenting on the sharing comment. Samantha, I just want to let you kindly know that your Pinterest share button is not working properly. It is saying there is something wrong with the URL. This looks delicious, and I plan on making it tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Hi Amy, can you please let me know what you are seeing? I am able to click on the Pin button at the top and on the photos and it brings up the share option. Make sure you’re logged in and it will let you save to your boards!

    • Hi Amy, I did just run across that error myself. I am having some issues with Pinterest I am trying to figure out and hope to have it all resolved soon.

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