Air Fryer Thin Sliced Chicken Breast

Thin Sliced Chicken Breast in the Air Fryer is so easy to make, and it is super delicious! Plus, it takes under 5 minutes to cook! You will have dinner done in a jiffy.

chicken breast and vegetables.

Air Fryer Thin Sliced Chicken Breast

Chicken breast is one of the easiest things to cook in the air fryer. It always comes out incredibly juicy. Thin-sliced chicken breast is even easier with only 4 minutes of cooking time.

This recipe is perfect for those nights when you are just in a time crunch. You can buy thin slicked chicken breast, or you can just cut a chicken breast very thinly. The one important thing is some chicken slices are different thicknesses so you want to make sure you don’t overcook the chicken.

Check out these other delicious and easy chicken breast recipes: Air Fryer Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets, Air Fryer Shredded Chicken, and Air Fryer Pesto Chicken.

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❤️ Why you’ll love this easy air fryer recipe

  • Budget Friendly – For only $7.24, you can buy a pack of thinly sliced chicken breast. Or you can buy a pack of regular chicken breasts and cut them into thinly sliced pieces.
  • Delicious Recipe – This chicken comes out super juicy and full of flavor.
  • Easy Recipe – With only a few steps, this chicken breast recipe is easy to make.
  • Keto and Low Carb – This recipe is perfect for anyone on keto. The chicken is only seasoned with salt and pepper, pair it with your favorite low-carb vegetables.

Ingredients

  • Thin Sliced Chicken Breast – They can be found in your local supermarket.
  • Seasoning: salt and black pepper.
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✳️ Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure to remove the chicken as soon as the timer goes off to ensure the chicken doesn’t get overcooked.
  • Thin sliced chicken comes in different thicknesses so some might cook faster than others.

Tools to make this Thin Sliced Chicken Breast in the Air Fryer

  • Cosori Air Fryer – This is my favorite air fryer. The large air fryer basket makes it 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 Thin Sliced Chicken Breast

  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken. Flip the chicken and do the other side.
  2. Transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket. Make sure not to overlap the chicken. 
  3. Cook at 390F for 4 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  4. Once the timer goes off, make sure the internal temperature is 165F before serving.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350F.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken. Flip the chicken and do the other side.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a baking sheet. Make sure not to overlap the chicken. 
  4. Cook for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  5. Once the timer goes off, ensure the internal temperature is 165F before serving.

Substitutions

You can use chicken breast, chicken cutlets, and chicken thighs.

A plate with sliced chicken breast and vegetables on it.

What to serve with Thin Sliced Chicken Breast

I paired these with some vegetables; they are super easy to make. Plus, they can be made in your air fryer. If you have a Ninja Foodi, you can cook two things simultaneously. Talk about a time saver.

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 breast and vegetables cooked in an air fryer, plated.

❓FAQs

How do you cook thin sliced breasts in an air fryer?

Cook them at 390F for 4-6 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165F.

What is the difference between chicken cutlets and thin sliced chicken breast?

A chicken cutlet is a chicken breast that has been cut in half horizontally to make two thinner slices of meat.

How do you keep chicken breast from drying out in an air fryer?

Don’t over cook the chicken breast. As soon as the chicken reaches 165F remove the chicken right away.

chicken breast and vegetables served on a plate.

More Air Fryer Chicken 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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chicken breast and vegetables.

Air Fryer Thin Sliced Chicken Breast

Thin Sliced Chicken Breast in the Air Fryer is so easy to make, and it is super delicious! Plus, it takes under 5 minutes to cook! You will have dinner done in a jiffy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 161 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Coat the chicken with avocado oil.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken. Flip the chicken and do the other side.
  • Transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket. Make sure not to overlap the chicken
  • Cook at 390F for 4 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Once the timer goes off make sure the internal temperature is 165F before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 0.2gProtein: 24gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 713mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 0.1gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.5mg
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