Air Fryer Turkey Breast Recipe - Skinnytaste (2024)

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Air Fryer Turkey Breast comes out so moist and juicy and perfectly cooked with a beautiful deep golden brown skin. And bonus, it cooks in a fraction of the time it would in the oven!

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Air Fryer Turkey Breast

I typically make this Dry Brine Turkey when I host a large Thanksgiving, but when I want to make a smaller turkey breast for any night of the week, I love how easy this air fryer turkey breast recipe is. I’ve been making my turkey breast in the air fryer a few years, it’s the fastest and easiest way to make it! When I want a turkey breast with gravy, I also love making this easy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy. Serve this with homemade stuffing or Baked Sweet Potatoes and my go-to Cranberry Sauce for a complete turkey dinner!

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I love my air fryer, and have been sharing tons of air fryer recipes with you for quite some time. You may even know I even came out with the Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook (affil link) this past May!

A friend recently asked if you can make turkey breast in the air fryer, so of course I ran out to the store, and looked for a small enough breast that would fit in the basket. It wasn’t hard to find, this was made with a 4 pound bone-in breast which was pretty average in size.

Tips:

  • Depending on the size of your air fryer, a 4 to 5 pound breast should fit fine in a 5 quart or larger air fryer. Just be sure the height of the meat is below the top of basket before you start.
  • Time will vary depending on the size of your breast, to be sure it’s cooked perfect I recommend using an Instant read thermometer to test the internal temperature.
  • If your breast is frozen, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.

How To Carve a Turkey Breast

  • Allow the cooked breast to rest on a carving board for at least 15 minutes under foil loosely tented to allow the juices to redistribute.
  • With a large sharp knife, run the knife along side of the breast bone using long even strokes. If you are using a serrated knife use a sawing motion.
  • Follow the bone all the way toward the bottom of the board.
  • Bring your knife around to the front and connect where you started carving at the top of the breast bone.
  • Cut down the ribs. Follow it around and down to the bottom to connect to the bottom of the first breast bone cut.
  • Pull the meat away from the bone and slice. Repeat the same on the other side.

How To Make a Turkey Breast in the Air Fryer

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Air Fryer Turkey Breast

4.97 from 51 votes

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Cals:226

Protein:32.5

Fat:10

Air Fryer Turkey Breast comes out so moist and juicy and perfectly cooked with a beautiful deep golden brown skin. And bonus, it cooks in a fraction of the time it would in the oven!

Course: Dinner

Cuisine: American

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Prep: 5 minutes mins

Cook: 55 minutes mins

Total: 1 hour hr

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Yield: 10 servings

Serving Size: 4 ounces

Ingredients

  • 4 pound turkey breast, on the bone with skin (ribs removed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry turkey or poultry seasoning, I used Bell’s which has not salt

Instructions

  • Rub 1/2 tablespoon of oil all over the turkey breast. Season both sides with salt and turkey seasoning then rub in the remaining half tablespoon of oil over the skin side.

  • Preheat the air fryer 350F and cook skin side down 20 minutes, turn over and cook until the internal temperature is 160F using an instant-read thermometer about 30 to 40 minutes more depending on the size of your breast. Let is rest 10 minutes before carving.

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Notes

Without the skin the smart points will be 0.

Nutrition

Serving: 4 ounces, Calories: 226 kcal, Protein: 32.5 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2.5 g, Cholesterol: 84 mg, Sodium: 296 mg

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