Cooking chicken in an air fryer is a convenient and healthy way to prepare a delicious meal. Air fryers use hot air to cook food, resulting in a crispy exterior and juicy interior without the need for oil or deep frying. This recipe for air fryer chicken breasts is a simple and delicious way to make chicken that is seasoned to perfection and cooked to a tender and moist finish. With minimal prep time and easy clean-up, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or meal prepping. Perfectly cooked chicken in an air fryer is juicy and flavorful, a great alternative to traditional deep-frying or oven roasting. You can serve it with your favorite sides and enjoy a healthy and delicious meal.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat your air fryer to 375-400°F.
- Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Rub the seasonings evenly onto the chicken breasts.
- Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil, this will help to brown the chicken as it cooks.
- Place the chicken breasts in the air fryer basket, making sure that they are not touching each other.
- Cook the chicken breasts for 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken.
- Once the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature has reached 165°F, take it out from the air fryer.
- Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing or serving.
- Serve the chicken with your favorite sides, such as roasted vegetables or a salad.
By using the air fryer, you can enjoy delicious and healthy chicken that is cooked to perfection. The high heat and rapid circulation of hot air in the air fryer, results in a crispy and juicy chicken without all the oil of deep frying. Additionally, you can adjust the seasoning to your liking, making this recipe versatile and adaptable to your taste.