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Air Fryer Chicken Breast

How to make air fryer chicken breasts that are perfectly tender and moist. They're flavorful, easy to make and super versatile. Enjoy right away for a simple dinner or use for meal prep throughout the week.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken breast
Servings: 2


  • 2 chicken breasts about 1 lb
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning


  • Whisk together oil, apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard in a small bowl and set aside. In a separate small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
    Two small mixing bowls side by side. One contains seasoning and spices. The other contains oil, apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard.
  • Pour marinade over chicken breasts.
    Two chicken breasts in a bowl of oil, apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard.
  • Liberally rub seasoning on both sides of chicken.
    A mixing bowl containing two chicken breasts covered in seasoning.
  • Preheat air fryer if required. Add chicken breasts to the air fryer and cook on 375°F for 18-22 minutes, until cooked fully, flipping once halfway. You want the chicken breasts to be 165°F on the inside. Cook time will vary depending on the size of your chicken breasts.
    Two seasoned chicken breasts in an air fryer basket.
  • Once cooked, remove chicken from the air fryer and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
    Two air fried chicken breast in an air fryer basket.
  • Enjoy chicken immediately or let cool, package in storage containers and save for later use.


Serving: 1 chicken breast | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g