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This air fryer chicken breast is crispy on the outside and very juicy inside. It's ridiculously delicious! This chicken breast tastes just like fried, only without an oily mess and added calories. I guarantee you, this is one of the best chicken breasts you can make. They are a must try! Oh, and they only take 30 minutes to cook. A great chicken breast recipe for keto, paleo, weight watchers and low carb diets.| ifoodblogger.com

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Breast

Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Victor


  • 2 chicken breasts (skin-on, boneless or bone-in)
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
  • 1 Tbsp granulated onions (or onion powder)


  • Rub the chicken breasts with sesame oil. Sprinkle salt, pepper and the rest of ingredients all over. Pat down and rub gently to ensure even coverage.
  • Place chicken breasts on the rack inside the air fryer, ensuring some space between the chicken breasts, skin side up.
  • Plug in your air fryer, set the temperature to 380F and the time to 20 minutes. When the 20 minutes of cooking is up, flip the breasts and continue cooking for another 10 minutes. See notes.
  • Remove chicken breasts from the air fryer and set on a plate. Let rest for 5 minutes, then serve.


Cooking time will depend on the size of your chicken breasts. Also, some air fryers cook hotter (food positioned closer to the heating element, etc.) so check the temperature after 20 minutes to prevent overcooking.