1 ½ - 2poundsboneless, skinless chicken breaststhin
½cupBBQ sauceplus more for serving
Preheat the air fryer to 370°F.
For best results, use thin chicken breasts. If needed, slice the chicken breasts in half to create thinner pieces or place the breasts between parchment paper, plastic wrap, or in a zip-top bag and pound them thin.
1 ½ - 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Combine the chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder in a small dish.
1 teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Coat each chicken breast with the oil and seasoning mix.
1 tablespoon olive oil
Place the chicken breasts in the air fryer basket in a single layer. If needed, cook the chicken in batches.
Cook for 9 minutes, flip the chicken breasts, and cook for 8 more minutes.
Brush each chicken breast with BBQ sauce.
½ cup BBQ sauce
Cook for another 2 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Slice and serve with additional BBQ sauce.
Storage: Store chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Be sure to use a preheated air fryer.
Use similar sized chicken breasts so they cook at the same time.
If you want to give the chicken a smokier taste, switch the paprika out for smoked paprika.