Air Fryer Italian Chicken Breast

This Air Fryer Italian Chicken Breast is perfect for meal prepping or a quick and easy dinner. The chicken comes out nice and juicy every time. Plus it’s ready in no time at all!

chicken on the top of a salad with cucumbers and tomatoes on a plate.

Air Fryer Italian Chicken Breast

Picture this: mouthwatering Italian chicken that’s cooked to perfection. Incredibly juicy and all thanks to the magic of an air fryer! This Italian chicken breast is great for an easy weeknight dinner or for meal prep!

Serve it over greens and your favorite salad toppings, or pair it with your favorite sides. You’ll love how versatile this chicken breast recipe is!

Get ready to taste the deliciousness of Italy right in your own kitchen with our easy-to-follow air fryer Italian chicken recipe. No more fussing with messy frying pans or ovens – it’s time to simplify your cooking and elevate your taste buds!

Looking for more super easy and delicious chicken breast recipes? Check out this Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli, Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies, Air Fryer Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, and Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast.

Boneless skinless chicken breast nutrition facts

Per 4 ounces of cooked chicken breast

  • Protein: 31 g
  • Calories: 165kcals
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
chicken on the top of a salad with cucumbers and tomatoes on a plate.

❤️ Why you’ll love this easy air fryer recipe

  • Budget Friendly – Buying a family pack of chicken breast and leave some in the fridge and freeze the rest to reduce your cost per serving.
  • Easy air fryer recipe – With only two ingredients, this recipe is super easy to make.
  • Delicious recipe – This recipe is so tasty! The chicken breast comes out nice and juicy.

Ingredients

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast – You can buy chicken breast at any local grocery store.
  • Italian Dressing – I used a store-bought dressing, but you can make your own dressing if you prefer.
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✳️ Tips & Tricks

  • You can let the chicken marinate up to 24 hours. You can prep the chicken in the morning and let it sit in the refrigerator all day or let it sit for 30 minutes when you get home from work.
  • Always make sure the internal temperature is 165F before serving.
  • Once the chicken reaches temperature make sure to remove it right away so the chicken doesn’t dry out.

Tools to make this Italian Chicken Breast in Air Fryer

  • Air Fryer – this is my favorite air fryer. The large air fryer basket makes it so easy to cook your favorite recipes.
  • Tongs – tongs are easiest to remove and flip the chicken tenders
  • Meat thermometer – You always want to ensure the internal temperature of ANY chicken is 165F.

How to Make Air Fryer Italian Chicken Breast

  1. Place the chicken breast inside a gallon ziplock bag.
  2. Next, pour the dressing over the chicken, seal the bag, and toss the chicken around to make sure the chicken is coated.
  3. Place the chicken in the fridge and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer chicken to the air fryer basket and cook at 390F for 18 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  5. Once the timer goes off, remove the chicken. Let sit for 5 minutes before you cut into it.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Place the chicken breast inside a gallon ziplock bag.
  3. Next, pour the dressing over the chicken, seal the bag, and toss the chicken around to make sure the chicken is coated.
  4. Place the chicken in the fridge and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  5. Place on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken breast reaches an internal temperature of 165F.
  6. Remove and serve

Substitutions

  • You may use boneless skinless chicken thighs, bone-in chicken breasts, or chicken cutlets if you do not have chicken breasts.
  • You can use a Homemade Italian Dressing if you don’t want to use a store-bought brand.
chicken on the top of a salad with cucumbers and tomatoes on a plate.

What to serve with Italian Chicken Breast

I paired my chicken breast with a homemade salad. Salads are one of my favorite things to serve with chicken breast like it did with my Blackened Chicken Breast and Shake N Bake Chicken Breast.

If you’re not watching your carb intake, try serving this with a sweet potato and broccoli.

How to store

Store leftovers in an airtight glass container for up to 5 days.

♨️ How to reheat

Remove the lid from the container and microwave on high for 1 to 1.5 minutes or until the chicken is warm. Alternatively, you can transfer to a microwave save plate to warm up.

To warm this up in your air fryer, cook it for 2-3 minutes at 400F.

chicken on the top of a salad with cucumbers and tomatoes on a plate.

❓FAQs

How long does it take chicken breast in air fryer?

cook the chicken breast at 390F for 16-18 minutes flipping the chicken halfway through. Or until the internal temperature is 165F.

Why was my chicken breast rubbery in the air fryer?

Once the chicken breast reaches 165F remove it from the air fryer. That will ensure the chicken breast isn’t rubbery.

Do you have to flip raw chicken in air fryer?

To ensure an even cook flipping the chicken halfway through is needed.

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More Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipes

Looking for more delicious chicken breast recipes that you can make in your air fryer? These chicken recipes are great for meal prep, quick and easy meals, and weeknight dinners.

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Air Fryer Italian Chicken Breast

This Air Fryer Italian Chicken Breast is perfect for meal prepping or a quick and easy dinner. The chicken comes out nice and juicy every time. Plus it's ready in no time at all!
4.96 from 46 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 400 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken breast inside and a gallon ziplock bag.
  • Next pour the dressing over the chicken, seal the bag and toss the chicken around to make sure the chicken is coated.
  • Place the chicken in the fridge and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to the air fryer basket and cook at 390F for 18 minutes flipping halfway through.
  • Once the timer goes off remove the chicken and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 48gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 846mgPotassium: 888mgSugar: 6gVitamin A: 89IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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