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recipe for air fryer chicken breast

Best Damn Air Fryer Chicken Breast

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 2 chicken breasts


Tender and juicy boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked to perfection in an air fryer.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 6-8oz each
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dry crushed rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder


  1. Combine all ingredients, except chicken, in a shallow baking dish and whisk together.
  2. Add chicken and coat well so it’s all submerged in the mixture. Marinate for at least 30 minutes. 2 hours is better; overnight is best!
  3. Preheat air fryer to 360°(F) for 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken breasts to air fryer and air fry at 360°(F) for 16-20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes.
  5. After time is complete, remove chicken and place on a plate or cutting board to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.


  • You can marinate chicken in a zip-top bag.
  • Make double the marinate mixture to create a delicious glaze. Set aside half (not use to actually marinate the chicken) and reduce in a pot on the stovetop for about 5 minutes on low heat until sauce thickens. (Do NOT use marinade that raw chicken has been in for this part. Set aside half the mixture for this.)
  • Air frying time can vary by a minute or two depending on the size of the chicken breast and the particular air fryer. Always make sure the chicken has an internal temperature of 165° F.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 18 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chicken breast, air fryer, balsamic vinegar