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A cooked air fryer chicken breasts with spices.

Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Breast

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  • Author: Kelli Avila
  • Prep Time: 00:5
  • Cook Time: 00:14
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts (about 3lbs)
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar or other
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons (5 grams) Diamond Crystal kosher salt; for table salt, use about half as much by volume or the same weight
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 425ºF (if your air fryer requires it).
  2. To a medium bowl, add chicken breasts, oil, vinegar, salt, paprika, italian seasoning, garlic powder and black pepper and mix together.
  3. Lightly coat the air fryer basket with oil (I use a non-aerosol avocado oil spray) then place the chicken breasts in it, evenly spaced apart.
  4. Cook the chicken for 14-18 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160ºF. 
  5. Remove the chicken from the air fryer and let it rest for 5 minutes, while the internal temperature rises up to 165ºF with carry-over cooking.
  6. Serve immediately, or cool down and store for a meal prep option throughout the week.