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Recipe for air fryer chipotle chicken breast

Air Fryer Chipotle Chicken Breast

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings


Air fryer chicken breast seasoned with Mexican chipotle and cooked to perfection in an air fryer. Ready in under 20 minutes.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 6-8oz each
  • 3 tablespoons canned adobo sauce (see notes below)
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chile pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste (about 1/2-1tsp)


  1. In a shallow baking dish, mix the adobo sauce (see notes for substitution), chipotle chile powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, oil and salt. Mix until well combined.
  2. Add chicken breast and rub mixture into chicken. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes. (4 hours is better, overnight is best).
  3. Preheat air fryer at 360 degrees F for 5 minutes. Then place the marinated chicken into air fryer, air fry at 360 degrees F for 17-19 minutes (depending on size), flipping halfway through. Internal temperature of chicken should be 165 degrees F when done.
  4. Once done, remove chicken and let it rest for 5 minutes before enjoying.


Adobo sauce: The adobo sauce will be in 7oz cans of chipotles with adobo sauce. Simply use 2 tablespoons of the sauce for this recipe. For a substitute, use: 2tbs tomato paste, 1tbs cider vinagar, 1 tsp cumin and an extra tablespoon of olive oil.

  • Prep Time: 7 min
  • Cook Time: 18 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Air Fryer, Chipotle, Chicken Breast