Post was Updated on July 7, 2022
Are you planning to make some delicious chicken breast in the air fryer and you are searching for the best recipes? I picked for you 25 of the most interesting recipes that will make your chicken breast taste in a special way.
Who doesn’t love the chicken breast? We cook it so often that we may get bored with the classic recipe. Today, I picked for you some interesting recipes that will help you to cook the chicken breast in a more interesting way. You can enjoy these recipes for a midweek dinner or to prepare a few chicken breasts for a special occasion.
Let’s get started!
1. BBQ Chicken Breast in Air Fryer
I put this recipe in the first place because is one of the simplest recipes on the list but it will give you an excellent result. By marinating the chicken breast in the bbq sauce, they will be flavorful and juicy inside. If you like the taste of the BBQ sauce you should try this recipe. You will get surprised by how easy it is to make and how tasty the chicken breast comes in the end.
2. Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes
If you are limited on time, you may consider cooking the chicken breast together with some diced potatoes in the air fryer. In that way, you can serve a complete dish in a shorter time as you don’t need to cook them separately. I used a homemade buffalo sauce to marinate the chicken breast to make the chicken breast juicier and tender. As for the spices I used a simple mix between salt and black pepper to not cover the thin taste of the buffalo sauce.
3. Breaded Chicken Schnitzels in Air Fryer
If you’re cooking for some kids, consider making the chicken breast coated in breadcrumbs or panko. It will turn out very crispy and your kid will adore this dish. To stick the breadcrumbs to the chicken breast, I used a mix of an egg with regular cream which also gave a creamy texture to the meat. For a complete meal, just serve these breaded chicken schnitzels near a fresh summer salad.
4. Air Fryer Chicken Strips Coated in Breadcrumbs
Want to go further? Just take the previous recipe, cut the chicken breast into similar-sized strips and you have a finger food that everybody will enjoy eating. It is very easy to make and it’s to everybody’s taste. Especially if you’re planning to serve this dish to children.
5. Homemade Chicken Nuggets in Air Fryer
Ok, what will happen if we will take the previous recipe and will go an extra mile and will cut it into smaller pieces? You will get some delicious homemade chicken nuggets. Making your own homemade chicken nuggets is not as complicated as you may think. All you will need is to cut the chicken breast into small cubes of similar size, cover them with a mix of a raw egg with a little bit of cream, and in the end, cover them in panko or breadcrumbs. That’s all. As you may see it is not so complicated to make your own homemade chicken nuggets and they are a lot healthier and tastier than those that are sold in supermarkets.
6. Air Fryer Caprese Chicken Breast
What if we will go even further and will cut the chicken nuggets even smaller? Just kidding.
If you are in love with Italian cuisine, you should be familiar with one of the easiest and tastier Caprese salad. The combination of fresh tomatoes, a few fresh basil leaves, balsamic vinegar, and mozzarella cheese are the direct path to perfection. But what if besides these ingredients, we will add a few slices of chicken breast and will cook everything in the air fryer?
Besides the fact that this dish will be very delicious as all the ingredients combine very well, it will also look outstanding. So this Caprese chicken breast is an ideal recipe even for some special occasions.
7. Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Breast
Want to go the extra mile and use a little bit more seasonings? Give a try this chicken breast recipe. You will need Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, thyme, salt, and black pepper. This is a great starting point. You can easily remove, add, or replace some of these seasonings that you don’t have in your kitchen or that you don’t like.
8. Air Fryer Chicken Breast Coated in Herbs and Spices
Another great recipe for the chicken breast is coated in a lot of aromatic herbs and spices. As these spices are not too prominent, these chicken breast pieces will go well with a lot of dishes. You can even cut them into small pieces and use them in different salads or wraps. You will also find some variations in this recipe. You can easily replace the Italian seasonings with a Mexican blend, or make them in the Morrocan style
9. Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Breasts
Perfect breaded chicken breast recipe that you can make in under 15 minutes. This recipe may be a game saver on busy work days or weeknights when you need to serve something quick for the dinner. Even though the chicken breast will be very crispy on the outside, the inside of the meat will remain juicy and tender.
10. Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Have you considered slicing the chicken breast lengthwise and to fill them with delicious mixture? In that way, you will make sure that the chicken breast will remain juicy all the time on the entire surface. For the filling mixture, you can start with a mix of cream cheese, feta and spinach, but you can easily add a few slices of bacon or other ingredients that you prefer to combine with chicken breast.
11. Italian Chicken Breast in Air Fryer
Are you limited in time and don’t want to use a lot of ingredients to make a delicious chicken breast in the air fryer? Consider using an Italian mix of seasonings, garlic, paprika, black pepper, and salt. This is all that you will need for an easy and delicious chicken breast.
12. 10-minute Chicken Breast in Air Fryer
Looking for the quickest recipe from the list? You found the right one. With only a few minutes of prep time and 8 minutes in the air fryer and you will have a delicious chicken breast on your table ready to be served. Even if this recipe is quick, you will need to mix a few spices to make it more interesting and pleasant to your taste.
13. Cilantro Lime Chicken Breast
Delicious cilantro and lime chicken breast that is marinated in olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, a few garlic cloves, and cilantro. Cilantro will give a slightly acidic and fresh taste to your chicken breast that will be a great recipe for a hot summer day.
14. Chicken Breast Stuffed with Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese
Want to make some stuffed chicken breast with a lighter filling? Consider using for the filling mixture a few steamed broccoli and shredded cheddar cheese. Mix these two ingredients and fill the chicken breasts. Cook in the air fryer until perfection. By using this stuffing mixture inside of the chicken breast, you will get all the time some juicy chicken breast on your table.
15. Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
Do you love eating Italian Parmigiana? You can serve a similar dish but instead of the eggplant, you can use a few slices of fried chicken breasts. Just imagine a freshly fried chicken breast, a few tablespoons of homemade marinara sauce, and everything topped with parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Yummy! Even if it is very easy to make, you will like the dish you will get in the end. If you didn’t try this dish yet, give it a try.
16. Air Fryer Chicken Breast with Maple BBQ Rub
This recipe of the air fryer chicken breast is a wonderful variation of the classic recipe. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and very easy to make. So, if you like maple syrup and looking for an easy and delicious recipe, give a try this delicious air fryer recipe.
17. Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast
Do you like eating bacon? You can easily consider adding bacon over the chicken breast and cooking everything in the air fryer. The chicken breast wrapped with bacon will compliment each other and you will get a tasty and flavorful dish to serve on your table. It is very easy to make but the dish will surprise you with how tasty it is. For an extra smoky taste, you may consider using smoked paprika instead of the regular one. Also, don’t forget to sprinkle a little bit of freshly chopped parsley for extra color and freshness.
18. Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Breast
Don’t like to complicate things in your kitchen? Try this simple but delicious recipe for the chicken breast in the air fryer by using only a few spices that will bring the chicken breast to another level. With less than 10 ingredients, you will get a flavorful dish that will surprise everyone at the table. Consider also sprinkling some freshly chopped parsley for an extra freshness of the dish.
19. Simple Chicken Breast in Air Fryer
A simple method of how to cook the chicken breast in the air fryer that will bring you juicy and tender chicken meat. This basic chicken breast recipe is very easy to make and will require from you minimum time and effort. It will take you about 30 minutes of your time, but if you’re in a hurry, you can make it ahead of time and just reheat it when you need to serve it.
20. Air Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken
Another great idea is to leave the chicken breast to marinate in a mix of honey and mustard. The chicken breast will become sweet, tangy, and very flavorful. Coated in buttermilk and later covered in breadcrumbs or panko, will give you a nice juicy interior and crazy crispy exterior. It is an easy dinner meal that you can make in almost no time and serve with some roasted vegetables.
21. Air Fryer Chipotle Chicken Breast
Have you considered seasoning the chicken breast with Mexican chipotle sauce and to cook in the air fryer? It will require you only a few aromatic herbs and spices and 20 minutes of your time until you will get a perfect chicken breast on your plate. If you are going crazy about the Mexican chipotle sauce, I will recommend leaving the chicken breast to marinate for at least 3-4 hours, if you have time, you can prepare it a day before and leave the chicken meat overnight to marinate in the fridge. This will give you a more intense smoky flavor from the chipotle.
22. Balsamic Air Fryer Chicken Breast
Consider marinating the chicken breast in a balsamic sauce that will get you in the end a juicy and tender chicken breast cooked in the air fryer. Besides the balsamic vinegar, season the chicken breast with garlic and onion powder, dried oregano, a little bit of lemon juice, and coconut aminos. You will need around 10 minutes for the prep, and around 20 minutes to cook the chicken breasts in the air fryer.
23. Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast
Are you a big cheese lover? Consider giving a nice crispy crust of parmesan to your chicken breast pieces. All you will need is a little bit of mayo, if you are looking for a light version, you can replace easily the mayo with Greek yogurt, a few garlic cloves, fresh parsley, breadcrumbs, or panko, and in the end, sprinkle over the chicken breast shredded parmesan cheese or another type of hard cheese that you prefer to eat.
24. Spicy Air-Fryer Breaded Chicken Breast
Looking for an easy meal that you can put on the table in just around 15 minutes? Give a try to this breaded chicken breast recipe cooked in the air fryer. Another great recipe of the chicken breast coated in breadcrumbs with parmesan mixture. The difference between this and the previous recipe is that this one is spicier, as it contains hot sauce and red pepper flakes.
25. Unbreaded Air Fryer Chicken Breast
This recipe will be a great fit for those who are looking for a leaner chicken breast recipe cooked in the air fryer, without coating, but at the same time, it is well seasoned which will give you a delicious result. To season the chicken breast, this recipe calls for dried oregano, kosher salt, oregano, paprika, black pepper, and garlic powder. Perfect combination.
The 25 BEST Air Fryer Chicken Breast
- Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper and olive ol.10 oz Chicken Breast, ¼ Teaspoon Salt, ⅛ Teaspoon Black Pepper, 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
- Preheat the air fryer and cook the chicken breast at 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the air fryer basket, grease the chicken breast with BBQ sauce on both sides.2 tablespoon BBQ Sauce
- Cook the meat for another 6 minutes.
- Check the inner temperature and if it is cooked properly, let the chicken breast to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.