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Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

This foolproof recipe for making boneless chicken breast in the air fryer will give you perfectly juicy chicken every time. Recipe from skinnytaste.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 262 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • salt kosher
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless (about 6 oz each)
  • olive oil spray
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 cayenne pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pound the thicker end of the chicken to make both sides leveled out so they cook evenly.
  • Fill a large bowl with 6 cups of lukewarm water and add 1/4 cup kosher salt, stir to dissolve.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the water and let them sit, refrigerated at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours to brine. Remove from water, pat dry with paper towels and discard the water.
  • In a small bowl combine 3/4 teaspoon salt, with the remaining spices. Spritz the chicken with oil and rub all over, then rub the spice mix over the chicken.
  • Preheat the air fryer. Add the chicken to the air fryer basket and cook in batches 380F turning halfway, until browned on the outside and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Oven Method

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Heat an oven safe or cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes until it is very hot.
  • Place the chicken on the hot skillet, and cook for 1 minute. Turn, and cook 1 minute on other side.
  • Transfer skillet to the oven and bake until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear and a thermometer reads 165F inserted in the center, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Amount per Serving
Calories
262
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Cholesterol
 
145
mg
48
%
Sodium
 
263
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
836
mg
24
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
48
g
96
%
Vitamin A
 
204
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
11
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains, Mediterranean
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