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Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Breasts (Unbreaded)

Crispy, delicious chicken doesn’t have to be deep-fried in oil to get its signature texture and flavour. You can make a healthier version of the classic – unbreaded air fryer crispy chicken with an air fryer! This quick and easy recipe delivers a delightfully crunchy chicken that’s ready to serve with your favourite sides or as a juicy sandwich filling. Plus, it’s made in just minutes, so you can quickly get dinner on the table. Try this tasty twist on classic crispy chicken today and enjoy all the flavour without all the guilt.

air fryer crispy chicken breast

Crispy chicken breasts in the air fryer without breadcrumbs

Air fryer crispy chicken is a great way to cook up tasty, crunchy chicken quickly and easily. With no breading, the chicken gets its crunchy texture from a light coating of oil and cornflour seasoning. It’s also incredibly versatile – try it as a main dish with your favourite sides or in sandwiches, tacos, salads and more! This simple recipe is sure to become a family favourite. So get cooking today and enjoy all the deliciousness that air fryer crispy chicken has to offer!

How long should you cook chicken breasts in the air fryer?

To cook chicken breasts in the air fryer, you should set the temperature to 180c/400°F and cook for 14-16 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken breasts). Don’t forget to flip the chicken halfway through cooking time. Ensure that your chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165°F before serving and that the juices run clear.

sliced crispy chicken breast cooked in the air fryer

How do I season my air fryer crispy chicken?

There are plenty of ways to add flavour to your chicken. A simple combination of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, mixed herbs and paprika will give your chicken a savoury kick. And if you like things spicy, try adding some cayenne pepper or chilli flakes for an extra burst of heat.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Granules (or powder)
  • 1 tsp Onion Granules (or powder)
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Mixed herbs
  • 4 tbsp Cornflour
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Chicken Breasts

How to cook crispy chicken breasts in the air fryer

  • In a bowl, coat the chicken breasts in oil.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together. Now dip the chicken breast in until fully coated on both sides. Repeat with the second breast.
  • Place in the air fryer and set the time to 14 minutes and the temperature to 180℃. Halfway through, turn over the chicken breasts. Ensure that your chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165°F before serving and that the juices run clear.

What to serve with air fryer crispy chicken?

Air fryer crispy chicken pairs wonderfully with a wide variety of sides and accompaniments. You can serve it with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, steamed rice or couscous. Or, if you’re looking for something lighter, try a refreshing salad or for a full protein dinner try my High Protein Garlic chicken Dinner recipe. Whatever side dishes you choose to accompany your crispy chicken will surely be an instant hit!

air fryer crispy chicken breast

Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Breasts (Unbreaded)

Rachel
Quick and light crispy chicken breasts
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, British
Servings 2
Calories 450 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Granules (or powder)
  • 1 tsp Onion Granules (or powder)
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Mixed herbs
  • 4 tbsp Cornflour
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Chicken Breasts

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, coat the chicken breasts in oil.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together. Now dip the chicken breast in until fully coated on both sides. Repeat with the second breast.
  • Place in the air fryer and set the time to 14 minutes and the temperature to 180℃. Halfway through turn over the chicken breasts. Ensure that your chicken's internal temperature reaches 165°F before serving and that the juices run clear.
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Nutrition

Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 48gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1428mgPotassium: 881mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 114IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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