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the finished air fryer chicken breast sliced and served on a plate with a green salad

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Crispy and crunchy chicken breast cooked in the air fryer.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 196kcal
Cost: Under $3 per serving


  • 1 pound (450g) skinless, boneless chicken breasts halved crosswise cut in half crosswise
  • ½ cup (50g) gluten-free breadcrumbs or regular breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • salt optional and to taste
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the air fryer to 350F / 180C.
  • Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, paprika, oregano, poultry seasoning and salt in a bowl or zip top bag.
  • Spray both sides of the chicken breasts with a calorie-controlled cooking spray or olive oil.
  • Coat both sides of the chicken breasts with the breading mixture, then place in the air fryer basket, making sure there is space between them.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes, then turn over and cook the second side for an additional 8-10 minutes (checking for doneness halfway through), depending on the size of the chicken breasts.



  • Cut the chicken into evenly sized pieces for even cooking.
  • Dry the chicken with paper towels before adding the oil and breadcrumb mixture, so you have perfectly crispy fried chicken. 
  • Use your hand to gently press the breading mixture into the sides of the chicken.
  • For the crispiest chicken, do not allow the chicken to touch or overlap in the basket. 
  • Always use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165F / 74C.
  • Storage - keep in an airtight container inside the fridge for 3 days.
  • There are 2 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 339IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg