How to easily prepare chicken breasts in the air fryer?

chicken breasts in the air fryer

1. How to make chicken breast in the air fryer?

Start by mashing the thicker end of the chicken to even out both sides, so they cook evenly.

Fill a large bowl with about 4 cups of lukewarm water and add 1/4 cup of salt, stir to dissolve. It may sound like a lot of salt, only a few of it is absorbed. Add the chicken breast pieces to the water and let them stand for at least 1 or 2 hours, you can go up to 6 hours for the brine. Remove from water, dry with paper towels, and discard the water.

Spritz or rub the chicken breasts with olive oil. Rub dry with your desired herbs and spices, put on the air fry at 380 degrees F for about 10 minutes, always turning halfway.

2. How long do you need to cook chicken breast in the air fryer?

The time of cooking chicken breast in the air fryer depends on the thickness and cut of the chicken and its skin. Skin-on chicken thighs will take the longest, up to 30 minutes. Skinless chicken fillets will only take 10 to 15 minutes.

A very thin-sliced chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 inch thick) only take 9 to 12 minutes. They are, therefore, the easiest and fastest to cook. As always, you can verify that the internal temperature of the chicken breast reaches 165 ° F.

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3. Recipes of chicken breasts in the air fryer

3.1 Breaded chicken breasts

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 4 pieces of chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 egg

Preparation:

First, try to cut your chicken breasts. You can decide to make four large pieces depending on your number of guests or cut them into small pieces. This technique adapts equally well to meals but is also very fun for the aperitif, for example. Once you have cut the pieces of chicken, bring three bowls and place the flour, the breadcrumbs, and the beaten egg.

To make breaded chicken breasts, nothing could be simpler; you just need to roll your chicken breast first in flour, then in egg, and finally in breadcrumbs. Repeat this pattern with all of the pieces. The flour is to help the mixture stick together, while the egg acts as a glue for the breadcrumbs.

Once all the chickens are breaded, you just have to place them in the air fryer. Drop in the tablespoon of olive oil and run the appliance for cooking for 15 to 20 minutes.

3.2 Grilled chicken breast

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast or other parts.
  • Large onion juice
  • Grated garlic
  • Fresh parsley and coriander
  • Salt as desired
  • Spices as desired
  • A cup of vinegar
  • Two tablespoons of yogurt
  • Grated hot pepper

Preparation:

First, cut the chicken as desired, and pierce it from all sides

Prepare the marinade; mix the onion juice and grated garlic, then add the rest of the ingredients

Put the chicken breast pieces in the marinade, and let it rest for one to two hours.

Turn on the air fryer at a temperature of 200, and put the chicken inside the fryer, and set the time to 30 minutes. (the time can increase). With the rest of the seasoning, brush over the chicken to enhance the flavor.

Serve with fries and ketchup.

3.3 Fried chicken breasts

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Two tablespoons of paprika
  • Two tablespoons of oregano
  • A tablespoon of salt
  • A tablespoon of black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil

Preparation:

Wash the chicken, place it in a bowl, sprinkle spices and olive oil on it, mix all together, and keep aside for a quarter of an hour.

Preheat the air fryer 5 minutes at 200 degrees before starting.

Distribute the chicken in the air fryer in order, and choose the frying mode: chicken at 200° and the time is 20 minutes.

Serve with potatoes and salad.

Originally published on Live Positively.