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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Easy crispy and golden air fryer chicken breast chicken. This is a healthier version of fried chicken, and is cooked much quicker than in the oven or on the stove top.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 163kcal
Author Diana



  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup (25 grams) bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp dried chili powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Put the chicken breasts in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, mix the chicken to make sure that it's well coated with oil.
  • In a shallow dish, mix the bread crumbs with the spices until well combined.
  • Coat each chicken breast in bread crumbs, and transfer to your air fryer basket.
  • Cook in the air fryer at 390F or 200C for 10-12 minutes. After the first 7 minutes, open the air fryer and flip the chicken on the other side then continue cooking (cook for 3 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breast used).



  • Weight watchers points: 3 SmartPoints.
  • For an unbreaded version: Drizzle olive oil over your unbreaded chicken breast, season well then cook in the air fryer for 12-15 minutes flipping halfway through. Serve immediately.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.5mg