This delicious air fryer chicken breast comes out perfectly cooked and juicy every single time. Coated in a sweet and salty maple syrup glaze, you only need 4 ingredients and it's ready to serve in less than 30 minutes,
2trimmed large boneless chicken breasts (10-16 oz each)
2Tablespoonspacked brown sugar
1Tablespoonpure maple syrup
If using smaller chicken breasts, (4-8 oz each) half the recipe:
1Tablespoonpacked brown sugar
1 ½teaspoonsmaple syrup
Preheat airfryer to 380 degrees for 5 minutes while preparing chicken breasts.
To prepare chicken with rub
Use a small spoon, or pastry brush and brush the top of chicken breast with maple syrup. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and salt. Divide rub equally and press on top of each chicken breast, pressing into the syrup so it is covered evenly.
To cook chicken in airfryer:
Place prepared chicken breast in the basket. Select chicken, making sure the temperature is 380 degrees. Cooking time is 12-15 minutes for 4-8 oz chicken breasts and 16-20 minutes for larger breasts. Be sure to turn chicken over halfway so it is cooked evenly. (I drained the juices from the tray and basted the chicken breast with it before serving. Not necessary, because the sweetness from the rub was just enough extra flavor.)
General Notes for cooking chicken in the airfryer:
You can cook 4-6 oz. frozen breasts in the airfryer without thawing first, 24 minutes total- 12 minutes on each side will completely cook the chicken.
The unfrozen chicken breast I used in the pictures were larger from the meat/butcher section of the store. The cooking time for larger breasts will be longer at 20 minutes. I did ten minutes on each side and they were good!
When I make chicken in the airfryer, I use 90 seconds for each pound as guide cooking time, and it has been pretty accurate. Sometimes chicken breasts are thicker cuts, and need another minute or two.