- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or cooking spray
- Seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, or your preferred spices)
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C). This temperature is a good starting point, but you can adjust it based on your specific air fryer model and the thickness of the chicken breasts.
- While the air fryer is preheating, prepare your chicken breasts. You can leave them whole, or if they’re very thick, you can butterfly them by cutting them in half horizontally to ensure even cooking. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with your preferred seasonings. A simple mix of salt, pepper, and garlic powder works well, but feel free to use your favorite seasoning blend.
- Lightly brush the chicken breasts with olive oil or use cooking spray to help the skinless chicken become crispy and golden brown in the air fryer. This step is optional but can improve the texture.
- Place the seasoned chicken breasts in the air fryer basket, leaving some space between them for proper air circulation.
- Cook the chicken in the preheated air fryer for about 18-20 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time. The exact cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts and your air fryer model. Check for doneness by using a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
- Once the chicken is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before slicing or serving to allow the juices to redistribute.
- Serve your air-fried chicken breast with your favorite side dishes, such as steamed vegetables, rice, or a salad