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Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Aug 23, 2023Aug 23, 2023

Craving delicious, hassle-free roasted turkey? With crispy skin, juicy meat, and flavorful herbs, air fryer turkey breast is the best way to enjoy turkey any time of year!

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Get ready to savor the delightful flavors of air fryer turkey breast! Whether you’re entertaining for the holidays or just cooking for the family, the combination of easy prep and amazing results makes this dish perfect for any occasion.

Air fryer boneless turkey breast is seasoned with a blend of aromatic herbs and spices for the perfect balance of flavor. Meanwhile, the air fryer works wonders when it comes to getting the skin perfectly crispy without drying out the turkey breast!

Best of all, hands-on prep only takes minutes, and you can be ready to serve in about an hour and fifteen minutes. You won’t believe how easy it is to whip up a mouthwatering, show-stopping turkey main course without the stress!

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Remove the turkey breast from the packaging, setting aside the gravy packet if included. Place the turkey on a large plate, pat it dry with paper towels, and adjust the netting on the outside to make removal easier after cooking. Do not remove the netting.

STEP TWO: Preheat an air fryer to 360 degrees F for 5 minutes. For easy cleanup, line the basket with foil.

STEP THREE: In a small bowl, add olive oil, brown sugar, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, oregano, and salt and pepper. Whisk well to combine, then allow the oil to rest for a few minutes.

STEP FOUR: Rub the herb oil on all sides of the turkey breast.

STEP FIVE: Place the breast in the air fryer basket and cook for 25 minutes.

STEP SIX: Carefully flip the turkey breast, then cook for an additional 20-35 minutes. Use an Instant Read Thermometer to ensure the turkey reaches 165 degrees F at the thickest part.

STEP SEVEN: Allow the air fried turkey breast to rest for at least 10 minutes before removing the netting and slicing.

STEP EIGHT: Serve with the warmed gravy packet, if desired.

To ensure your air fryer turkey breast is perfectly cooked, the meat needs to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. I always recommend using a meat thermometer for a dish like this one.

When I air fry a 3 lb Butterball turkey breast, it takes between 45 minutes and an hour to fully cook.

If a thermometer inserted at the thickest part of the turkey doesn’t quite read 165 degrees F yet, cook it for another 3-6 minutes and then check again.

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Looking for a mouthwatering, hassle-free turkey dish? Air fryer turkey breast is the answer! Juicy, flavorful, and perfectly roasted, it's the ultimate Thanksgiving centerpiece.

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