Air Fryer Chicken Breast is in my top 5 all-time things to cook in the Air Fryer. Succulent pieces of chicken breast that are so moist that you would think they had been cooked in the slow cooker. If you have not made Air Fryer chicken breast yet, then you need to put it on your to cook list.
Every fortnight on Recipe This we like to share with you our words of wisdom for helping you learn to cook. In the Air Fryer this year we have already shown you how to create chicken marinades for Air Fryer Chicken as well as showing you why Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken is better than Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken.
Today though we want to show you how to make the best ever Air Fryer Chicken Breast. I am one of those types of people that just loves simple chicken breast. I am not that bothered for meat on the bone and would always rather eat boneless skinless chicken in the Air Fryer instead.
I want an Air Fryer Chicken Breast recipe where I can just throw it in the Air Fryer, add a few ingredients that every kitchen has and then let it cook. Then serve my Air Fryer chicken breast with salad, use it in a pasta dish, have it with rice or just eat it as it is.
This Air Fryer chicken breast recipe I have created ticks all these boxes. Just throw it in, season it in the Air Fryer (less washing up) and then slice it up when it is cooked with this knife that I like to use.
How To Grill Chicken Breast In The Air Fryer
Grilling chicken breast in the Air Fryer is very similar to grilling on a George Foreman Grill. The fat goes below, and it means that your chicken has less fat and is much healthier for you. I use the grill pan that you can get with the Air Fryer to make this happen. They are placed in the Air Fryer instead of the Air Fryer basket and even give you those amazing grill lines on your food.
A little olive oil makes all the difference. A tiny drizzle on top stops the chicken breast from going dry. It makes it so moist and it will taste like the most amazing Mediterranean chicken that you have ever tasted. You will also assume that it has been loaded with oil when each chicken breast has only had 1 teaspoon each.
Chicken breasts are different sizes. Remember to make adjustments for smaller vs larger chicken breasts. We usually cook with a medium size in our Air Fryer chicken breast recipes.
Chicken can be lethal. Make sure you use a thermometer or cut into the thickest part of your chicken to make sure it is properly cooked. If t is not at the right temperature or still pink in the middle then you need longer.
DIY Chicken Breast. Our Air Fryer chicken breast recipe is a simple Mediterranean recipe that we follow. Play about with flavours and choose the flavours that you prefer the most. Use our Air Fryer chicken breast recipe as your basic guide.
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- Remove the Air Fryer basket from your Air Fryer and replace it with the Air Fryer grill pan.
- Place your chicken breasts in the grill pan.
- Season them with salt and pepper along with a teaspoon drizzle of olive oil on each breast.
- Cook the chicken breasts for 12 minutes at 175c/350f.
- When cooked use your knife to create perfect sliced chicken.
Tarragon is my favourite option for a quick seasoning for the chicken, in case it is a bit plain for you. I use my specialist cutting knife to cut up the chicken. It then gives perfect sized cuts and makes it look like a professional chef has chopped up the chicken.
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Best Ever Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipes
But we have MORE. We love our chicken breast in the Air Fryer so much that we have been busy creating different Air Fryer chicken breast recipes over the last 2 and a bit years.
These ones below are our readers favourites. The ones that they love the most and that they keep reading, testing and sharing the most. They are all boneless and skinless and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner in the Air Fryer.
Top 10 Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipes
#1 Air Fryer Chicken Spiedie – A classic sandwich in the Air Fryer. Using spare chicken breast chopped into chunks it is a family winner.
#2 Air Fryer Chicken Kebabs – Lose the sandwich and you have the classic Greek chicken kebabs. These are truly spectacular and are perfect for a quick snack. When you have an air fryer you don’t need a grill or a barbecue.
#3 Chicken Schnitzel – The Germans do a fine job of breading their chicken. This classic air fryer chicken recipe makes a fantastic family dinner.
#4 Air Fryer Balsamic Chicken – If you want something healthy but with a strong flavour then balsamic is the perfect flavouring.
#5 Air Fryer Easy Breaded Chicken – For an easy breaded chicken option then the best of the Mediterranean is a really easy starting point.
#6 Air Fryer Flourless Chicken Nuggets – Love chicken nuggets but hate gluten? Then you’re in for a treat with these flourless chicken nuggets. So easy to make that your kids could make them!
#7 Air Fryer Chicken Corden Bleu – If you love Swiss cheese and ham then you need this dinner classic. Its so easy to make in your Air Fryer and your kids will think you’re the best parent in the world if you serve this up.
#8 Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken – I love cooking flavoured chicken breast in the Air Fryer. In this recipe we are making some lemon pepper chicken. Very basic recipe but amazing flavours.
#9 Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken – Our readers love our Copycat KFC chicken recipes in the Air Fryer and one of the favourites is our popcorn chicken. Use either minced chicken breast or small chunks of chicken breast.
#10 Air Fryer Chicken Strips – These are so yummy that you will never be able to stop at just one. When we make these we usually chop up 3 chicken breasts and then serve them with Air Fryer French Fries.
BaouRouge Precision Slicing Knife
Anyone that knows me knows that I am addicted to kitchen gadgets. They are amazing for helping me out in the kitchen and I welcome any new ones that can save me money and time.
So, when I got the chance to check out a precision slicing knife and put it to the test on my chicken breast, I was there with bells on!
Here are 10 reasons to buy the BaouRouge Precision Slicing Knife:
- Easily fits into my knife block
- Easy to use
- Light weight
- Nice and sharp
- Easy to clean
- Perfect for cutting chicken
- Gives uniform cut
- Easy to adjust the cutting size
- Incredibly smooth to use
- Great value for money
This knife is the result of a successful 2017 Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign aimed at re-fashioning an old French classic knife from 1968. While it has been completely re-designed with enhanced ergonomics and modern materials, its mechanical principle boasts a 50-years track record:
Ultra-rigid Titanium-coated (electroplated) adjustable aluminium guide for slices 1 to 16mm, 21 cm (8 1/4″), stainless steel serrated blade set at 1.5 degree (10 years warranty against corrosion) and a comfortable ABS handle.
That knife passed the test of time, and it is now made accessible at a fraction of the cost of its modern equivalent.
Our verdict – I must admit that before receiving my precision slicing knife I never really knew what to expect. Whether it would help me or whether it was a useless kitchen tool that would end up in the charity shop by the end of the month.
Well I have to say that it is a keeper. Once you start slicing with it, then there is no going back to slicing any other way.
It is so smooth to hold in your hand and then the knife does all the hard work for you.
Overall – Normally if you want something that cuts perfectly, then you have to buy expensive peelers and dicers, or things that take up lots of room in your kitchen. However, grab yourself one of these precision slicing knives and you have something simple that does an amazing job.
We used it to make perfect cuts on our Air Fryer Chicken Breast. It was so easy to do and even your teen that claims that they can’t cook or prepare anything, could use this.
The hardest person to get a vote on new knives in our household is my husband Dominic. As a professional chef he has his own knives and the thought of using anything different annoys him. But he fell in love with this precision set.
Best Feature – Has to be the fact that it fits so perfectly into my knife block. As a mum of 2 under 4s there is always this fear of them getting hold of knives and doing themselves damage. However, this precision slicing knife set fits nicely in my knife block and I don’t have to worry.
In the long term I can imagine it being used a lot. Especially, when I want others to think that we have this amazing set of knife skills and we can impress them with our capabilities using this bit of kit!
Here is a video of it in action:
As you know 2018 on RecipeThis.com is all about bringing the classics back to life thanks to the Mrs Beeton Cookbooks. So, to get the chance to test drive a new knife that has been modernised on a top classic French knife is truly amazing!
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Plus, a HUGE thank you to Baourouge for giving us the opportunity to recipe test their precision slicing knife. You can also connect with Baourouge on Facebook.
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