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Simple Frozen Chicken Breast In Air Fryer

Jeri Walker
This frozen chicken breast in air fryer recipe is perfect if you're looking for a quick and easy meal. The chicken breast is cooked to perfection; it is tender, juicy, and so full of flavor. This simple recipe is perfect for busy families, plus it's a healthy option everyone will love!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 138.1 kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dry chicken rub link for homemade rub is down below in the notes


  • Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F.
  • Place frozen chicken breasts in the air fryer basket, in a single layer.
  • Brush the top and sides of the chicken with olive oil.
  • Season the top of the chicken breasts liberally with dry rub.
  • Air fry chicken for 6 minutes. Break the chicken apart, and flip over with tongs.
  • Brush the top of the chicken with olive oil and apply dry rub. Air fry for 4 more minutes.
  • Turn up the heat to 380 degrees F, cook for 5 minutes, flip the chicken again, and cook for five more minutes.
  • The chicken is fully cooked when the internal temperature reaches 165 °F (74 °C).
  • Enjoy with your favorite side dishes or dipping sauce!



Nutritional information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.
Homemade chicken rub or pork/chicken rub.
Have some leftover chicken breasts? Place the chicken in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can also store leftover chicken breast in the freezer for up to 2 months. Make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or place them in a freezer-safe bag before freezing.
To reheat, thaw in the fridge if frozen, then air fry at 380ºF for 4-5 minutes until warm.
Top Tips:
  • For best results, make sure that the chicken breasts are similar in size to ensure even cooking.
  • The total cook time will depend on several factors, including the thickness of the chicken breast and how hot your air fryer is.
  • Don't use color to measure doneness. The best way to avoid undercooking chicken is by using a reliable meat thermometer or instant-read thermometer; make sure it is 165 degrees F before serving.
  • All air fryers cook differently, so the cooking time may need to be adjusted.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving. This will help ensure that they are nice and juicy.


Serving: 3ouncesCalories: 138.1kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 19.3gFat: 5.8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62.1mgSodium: 76mgPotassium: 297.6mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.6gVitamin A: 9.1IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 16.5mgIron: 0.7mg
Keyword air fried chicken breast, boneless chicken breast in air fryer, easy dinner recipes, frozen chicken breast air fryer
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