Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Breast on Your Fingertips

Craving for a supple, juicy chicken breast for your dinner? Why go to a restaurant when you can cook it in a jiffy? Prepare a well-seasoned, perfectly cooked breast for your dinner get-together or a lazy night with this easy recipe.


Chicken breast is something that one person could be completely mad about while the other might say a big NO. Well, those who are mad have tasted the best made ones while those who hate it are yet to taste one. Chicken breasts are that one dish that rarely one hates.


This high-protein, versatile, and easy-to-cook food can be an interesting addition to your salads, serve as a side dish, and can be your go-to meal any time of the day. So, next time, when you are just confused about what to eat, make this dish.


Add the variation with the seasonal veggies of your choice, some lettuce, fresh lime drizzles, and a little salt & pepper. You will surely love every bite of it.


So, without much ado and drooling over it, let us get to work. We will be making this recipe in the air fryer because why not!


Ingredients You Need

Chicken breasts are that one base that takes the flavor of whatever spices and ingredients you add. If you want to have an Italian hint, add the oregano, basil, and thyme mix and if you are craving a spicy Indian tinge, go with the Indian masalas.


What important is that it is properly marinated, has the right proportion of the spices, and is air-fried at the right temperature and duration.


Here, you will have the recipe with the basic spice mix that I use. You can easily substitute it with the spices of your choice.


Step-By-Step Guide to Ingredients

For any dish, the main difference is always brought about by the ingredients. The same ingredients can have different tastes depending on how you add them and cook them. The choice of aromatics is equally important. Always go for those spices that you like. For this recipe, you need these ingredients:


  • Chicken breasts (go for boneless and skinless ones)
  • Olive oil or the oil of your choice
  • Red wine vinegar or any other vinegar of your choice
  • Salt(you can have normal table salt, sea salt, or kosher salt)
  • Pepper(freshly crushed black pepper adds to flavor and aroma)
  • Spice mix of paprika, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. You can replace it with the spice mix of your taste


For a quick reference, here is the visual step-to-step guide to making it

  1. Coat chicken breasts with spice mix, vinegar, and oil. Try to marinate it for 4 hours. But you can cook it instantly too.
  2. Put them in an oiled air fryer basket.
  3. Air fry them to perfection


Some Secret Tips and Tricks for Making Chicken Breasts in Air Fryer


  1. Do not overcook them. Chicken breasts need to be tender and juicy and not chewy, rubbery, and hard. Cooking them at the right temperature is extremely important.
  2. Try to have breasts of similar sizes. It is easier to adjust time accordingly for even cooking.
  3. If the chicken breasts are thick, pound them thin with a meat pounder.
  4. It should be cooked actively at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. After it is cooked, remove it from the fryer and let it sit for 5 minutes. It allows carry-on cooking during which the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Anymore cooking and you ruin the meat.


How Do We Serve

  1. You can instantly serve it as slices with a generous portion of sauce and mashed potatoes.
  2. You can also serve whole breasts without slicing along with salad and fries.
  3. You can use it as a side dish for your elaborate meals.


How to Store For Those Long Tiring Days

  1. You can also keep it in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for 5 days after cooling it down completely for later use.
  2. You can keep it fresh for up to 3 months in freezer.
  3. You should always let it thaw and reheat it at a low temperature to retain moisture and taste.

Some Ideas about the Sides to Go With Your Chicken Breasts

Here are some awesome wholesome tasty ideas to go with your air-fried chicken breasts:


  1. Cheesy garlic bread
  2. Avocado, egg, rocket grass salad
  3. Lettuce, cucumber, tomato salad
  4. Caprese salad with fresh cherry tomatoes
  5. Instant pot corn cob

Full Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 14 minutes

Total time taken: 19 minutes

Serves: 4-6 people

Category: Dinner

Cuisine: American

Method: Air fryer



  1. 4 skinless & boneless chicken breasts
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil
  3. 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  4. 5 tsp of kosher salt
  5. 2 tsp paprika
  6. 2 tsp Italian seasonings
  7. 1 tsp garlic powder
  8. ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper



We have gone through all the prep steps and how to replace the ingredients to liking.


Let us get to some serious cooking:


  1. Start the recipe by pre-heating the air fryer to 425 degrees F. if your air fryer does not have this feature, you can skip it.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add chicken breasts, Italian seasonings, oil, red wine vinegar, and all other ingredients.
  3. Generously apply the mixture all around the breasts.
  4. Lightly oil the air fryer basket.
  5. Place the breasts in the basket evenly placed.
  6. Cook one side of the chicken at 160 degrees F for 7 minutes. Ensure that the chicken pieces have this temperature by using the instant kitchen thermometer.
  7. Now flip the pieces and cook again for 7 minutes at 160 degrees F.
  8. Remove the chicken pieces from the air fryer and let them cook themselves with the carry-on temperature till they reach 165 degrees F.
  9. You can serve them instantly or can also store them for later use.