Air Fryer Recipes


Boneless, skinless chicken breast is expertly seasoned and cooked to tender, juicy perfection in your air fryer. With a delicious mix of common ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, we’ll make protein-rich delicious, lean chicken meal that’s perfect for any night of the week.

We use fresh boneless, skinless chicken breast, seasoned and marinated, then give it about 15 minutes in the air fryer. The result is a chicken breast that is so juicy and just bursting with flavor. This recipe is a hit with the kids too!


We start with boneless skinless chicken breasts. We’ll want to select a size that is about 6-8oz. If using large chicken breasts, slice them in half horizontally. This will produce the very best results.

All the ingredients for air fryer chicken breasts

We’ll be seasoning the chicken breasts with a marinade of very common ingredients, many of which you probably already have on hand – brown sugar, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, crushed rosemary, lemon juice, salt and pepper. This recipe does not use any bread crumbs or breading. Instead, this blend of herbs and spices creates a marinade that results in tender and juicy boneless, skinless chicken breasts.


You’ve probably heard about brining meats such as chicken to make it more tender and juicy. Brining means soaking the chicken in a solution of salt, water, and other spices for a period of time. While this certainly is advantageous for many chicken recipes, we can skip the brining for this one. The fact that we’re marinating the chicken before cooking will replace the act of brining.


Mix all the ingredients together in a shallow dish, then place the chicken breasts in the mixture and let them marinate. You’ll want to let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes. But if you have more time, a couple of hours is better and overnight is best!

marinating boneless, skinless chicken breasts to be made in an air fryer


When we’re ready to make our meal, we start by preheating the the air fryer for 5 minutes at 360°(F). I always like to spray a little non-stick cooking spray on the bottom of the air fryer basket. I use cooking spray that has no propellants and says that its safe for use in air fryers. Cooking spray that’s in traditional aerosol cans can damage the finish in the air fryer basket or tray.

After the air fryer has preheated, place the marinated chicken breasts in the basket or on tray. You can brush on some additional marinade if you want. I like to add just a bit of fresh ground black pepper with just a twist or two of the pepper mill. I also like to add some additional sea salt or kosher salt. This is just personal taste but I find it adds that little extra boost of flavor. Use the air fry setting and at 360°(F) for 16-20 minutes, depending on size. Flip the chicken after 10 minutes. We want the internal temperature of the chicken to be 165°(F) when measured with an instant-read thermometer.


Once the chicken is done, carefully remove from the air fryer and place it on a plate to rest for 5 minutes. This allows the natural juices to redistribute throughout the meat, giving us a nice juicy and tender chicken breast.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts made in an air fryer.


This chicken recipe is so versatile and can be served any number of ways. I like to serve it as-is, with maybe a side of white rice and some fresh vegetables. This chicken can also be sliced up and be the main protein in a big salad. I love a salad containing fresh romaine lettuce, spinach, sliced radishes, cucumbers, chick peas, sliced carrots and this chicken. It’s the perfect lunch to bring to work.

Sliced boneless, skinless chicken breast made in an air fryer


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 6-8oz each
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dry crushed rosemary
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder


  1. Combine all ingredients, except chicken, in a shallow baking dish and whisk together.
  2. Add chicken and coat well so it’s all submerged in the mixture. Marinate for at least 30 minutes. 2 hours is better; overnight is best!
  3. Preheat air fryer to 360°(F) for 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken breasts to air fryer and air fry at 360°(F) for 16-20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes.
  5. After time is complete, remove chicken and place on a plate or cutting board to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

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