Best Air Fryer Chicken Breast


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Heat air fryer to 390°F / 200 °C.
  2. Slice chicken breasts in half to make two thin chicken breast halves from each.
  3. Brush each side lightly with olive oil.
  4. Stir together the breading ingredients. Dredge the chicken breasts in the breading mulitple times until they are thoroughly coated.
  5. Shake off excess breading, and place in the air fryer (2 chicken breast halves at a time).
  6. Cook for 4 minutes, flip, then two more minutes. Cook time will depend on the size and thickness of your chicken breasts, so cut one in half to see if they are done.
  7. To prepare ahead
  8. These air fryer chicken breasts may be cooked 2-3 days ahead and stored in the fridge. Place them back in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes until heated through and breading is crispy again.

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