This foolproof recipe for making boneless air fryer chicken breast that’s perfectly juicy every time!

Air Fryer Chicken Breast – No Breading

This air fryer chicken recipe uses NO BREADING, and is made with a delicious marinade, which yields tender, juicy and flavorful chicken
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Soak1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken breast, air fryer chicken breast no breading, chicken breast in the air fryer
Calories: 208kcal


  • kosher salt
  • 4 Boneless chicken breasts,  about 6 ounces each
  • Olive oil spray
  • ¾ tsp. Garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp. Onion powder
  • ½ tsp. Dried parsley
  • ½ tsp. Smoked paprika
  • Cayenne pepper


  • Pound the thicker end of the chicken to make both sides leveled out so they cook evenly.
  • Fill a large bowl with 6 cups of lukewarm water and add 1/4 cup kosher salt, stir to dissolve.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the water and let them sit, refrigerated at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours to brine. Remove from water, pat dry with paper towels and discard the water.
  • In a small bowl combine 3/4 teaspoon salt, with the remaining spices. Spritz the chicken with oil and rub all over, then rub the spice mix over the chicken.
  • Preheat the air fryer. Add the chicken to the air fryer basket and cook in batches 380F turning halfway, until browned on the outside and cooked through, about 10 minutes.


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Heat an oven safe or cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes until it is very hot.
  • Place the chicken on the hot skillet, and cook for 1 minute. Turn, and cook 1 minute on other side.
  • Transfer skillet to the oven and bake until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear and a thermometer reads 165F inserted in the center, about 8 to 10 minutes


Serving: 1 Breast
Be sure your salt is Kosher.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories208
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4.5g 7%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Cholesterol 124.5mg 42%
  • Sodium 77mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
    • Sugars 0.5g
  • Protein 39g 78%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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