Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Recipe Classifications

Cuisine:

American

Meal:

Lunch, Dinner

Diet:

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, Atkins, Mediterranean Diet, DASH, Kid-Friendly, Soy-Free

Rainbow:

No Color (meat only)

Freezes well:

Yes

Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 30 Minutes)

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Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

These air-fryer chicken breasts are so easy and… juicy, flavorful, and versatile. Perfect for meal prepping! Gluten-free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Keto, Paleo, and Whole30.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 213kcal

Ingredients

BRINE

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup pickle juice or white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

CHICKEN

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt ONLY if using vinegar instead of pickle juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, pickle brine, and salt. Add chicken and allow to marinate in the brine for 1-2 hours. Remove from mix and place on dish. Will continue to brine..
  • While the chicken is brining, combine the seasonings together. Massage seasonings on to the chicken.
  • Place chicken breasts in the air fryer basket and cook for 9 minutes at 360. Flip the chicken and cook for another 9 minutes. Check the internal temperature–if it is at 160, remove from air fryer and cover loosely to let cool, then slice and serve.
  • These can be refrigerated or frozen.

Notes

  1. Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 4038mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1mg

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