Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Recipe Classifications




Lunch, Dinner


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


No Color (meat only)

Freezes well:


Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 30 Minutes)

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



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


  • 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


  • 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.


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


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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