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quick and easy air fryer chicken breast

Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipe

Get ready to add a new recipe to your air fryer favorites list. This air fryer chicken breast recipe is tender, delicious, and sure to satisfy. These days it seems like everybody has an air fryer right? But every once in a while you want to try something new and this recipe is a great option for stepping up your air fryer game. If you don’t have an air fryer don’t worry, I will go over how you can still make this recipe in your oven down below. Lets get started!

Chicken

air fryer chicken breast

The star of the show in this recipe is boneless skinless chicken breast. I am using regular boneless skinless chicken breasts and simply splitting them to make them thinner but you can pick up chicken breast that is already split for you or chicken cutlets.

Panko Bread Crumbs

air fryer chicken

I’m using panko bread crumbs in this recipe to get a nice crispy crust on the chicken and panko crumbs brown up nicely and give a great texture.

Cheese

I’m using parmesan cheese with panko crumbs to make the crust for this chicken. You can use an Italian blend cheese if you prefer or omit the cheese altogether.

Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt

air fryer chicken greek yogurt

The Greek yogurt is being used as the binder in this recipe to keep our breading adhered to the chicken. The Greek yogurt is also working its magic by making a barrier to help keep your air fryer chicken breast most and add some creaminess.

Seasoning

For the seasoning mix, we are simply using kosher salt and black pepper on the chicken breast to give it more flavor. You can add some Italian seasoning to the breading mix if you want to give it a little more flavor. Some other good seasoning options would be onion powder, garlic powder or a seasoning blend of your choice.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Servings 

2

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Calories

350

Cook Time

15 Minutes

Total Time 20 Minutes

*Please note that the nutritional information provided is an estimate only and may vary depending on the ingredients used. Calories listed are per serving.*

Ingredients:

air fryer chicken breast
  • 1lb Chicken Breast 
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese (or Italian Blend)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • (Optional) Italian Seasoning

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What Tools You Will Need:

Directions:

Step 1

Lay chicken breast flat on a cutting board and split the chicken breasts in half. Pat dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides.

Step 2

Preheat your air fryer to 375 Degrees. 

Step 3

Mix the bread crumbs, cheese, and Italian seasoning (If you’re using it) in a mixing bowl.

Step 4

Coat both sides of your chicken breasts in the Greek Yogurt and then Cover with the panko crumb mix.

air fryer chicken

Step 5

Cook chicken breasts in the air fryer and cook for 12-14 minutes flipping chicken halfway. Once you are done cooking chicken, remove it from the air fryer basket and place it on a prep surface to rest while you prepare any sides you might want.

air fryer chicken cooking

Step 6

Serve and Enjoy!

quick and easy air fryer chicken breast

Notes:

  • Split your chicken as evenly as possible so that both pieces cook evenly.
  • Depending on the thickness of your chicken it could take less or more time to cook so be sure to check the temp to make sure it’s cooked through.

Using your oven to cook this recipe.

If you don’t have an air fryer or are just choosing to use your oven instead, then you’re in luck because this recipe is delicious cooked in the oven as well. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 Degrees
  2. Follow the instructions above for preparing your chicken breasts. 
  3. Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet and put them in the oven for 14-16 minutes flipping at the halfway mark.
  4. Check your chicken breasts for doneness before turning off the oven.
  5. Serve and Enjoy!

How Long Do I Cook Chicken Breast for in The Air Fryer?

When cooking air fryer chicken breast in the air fryer the cooking time it takes to fully cook will vary depending on the temperature and thickness of your chicken. A whole chicken breast will usually cook in 20-25 minutes if your air fryer is at 375 degrees. If you split your chicken breast the time will be roughly half so 10-15 minutes. The easiest way to never have to question if your chicken is done again is to invest in an instant-read meat thermometer. It only takes a second to get your temp with a meat thermometer and will save you from undercooking or cooking chicken for too long.

Leftovers

You can save leftovers in an airtight container and then reheat them when you’re ready to eat. preheat your air fryer to 375 and then reheat them for 4-5 minutes to get some of the crispy crust back.

Cooking Frozen Chicken Breasts

If you are going to be cooking frozen chicken breasts instead of raw chicken for this recipe in your air fryer, I would recommend thawing them first. This will soften the chicken breasts up and allow the breading to stick to them without falling off in the air fryer.

Sides to go with your chicken breasts

Now that you have your main part of the meal taken care of let’s talk about some good sides to go with it. Listed below are some great ideas to pair with your chicken.

quick and easy air fryer chicken breast

Quick And Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipe

David
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 LB Chicken Breasts
  • 1/4 Cup Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese (or Italian Blend)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • (Optional) Italian Seasoning to Taste

Instructions
 

  • Lay chicken flat on a cutting board and split the chicken breasts in half. Pat dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 375 Degrees. 
  • Mix the bread crumbs, cheese, and Italian seasoning (If you're using it) in a mixing bowl.
  • Coat both sides of your chicken breasts in the Greek Yogurt and then Cover with the panko crumb mix.
  • Place the chicken breasts in the air fryer and cook for 12-14 minutes flipping at the halfway mark.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Split your chicken as evenly as possible so that both pieces cook evenly.
  • Depending on the thickness of your chicken it could take less or more time to cook so be sure to check the temp to make sure it's cooked through.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal
Keyword air fryer, chicken, easy, quick
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Summary

It’s always good to find more recipes to add to your air fryer rotation and hopefully, this recipe makes the cut. Quick meals are a must on busy nights and that’s what inspired this dish because it’s quick and easy to make with minimal ingredients so you don’t have to worry about a lot of prep time. Thank you for checking out this recipe and we hope you enjoyed it. What’s your favorite air fryer recipe? Let us know in the comments below.

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