Air Fryer Blackened Chicken
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Air Fryer Blackened Chicken – seasoned with a homemade blackened spice blend, this air fryer chicken breast is flavorful, juicy, and super simple to make!
Need a quick and flavorful meal on the table fast? Look no further than this Air Fryer Blackened Chicken! It is simple to make, totally versatile, and requires minimal prep and clean up. The Air Fryer method of cooking chicken results in a perfect crispy crust of spices with a juicy interior that you just can’t achieve cooking in the oven or on the grill.
Of all my homemade spice blends, this Blackened Seasoning is probably at the top of my list of favorites! It has a perfect savory flavor profile with just a bit of heat that pairs well with fish, chicken, pork, meat, and seafood. It’s not overly spicy, but the heat level can easily be taken down by reducing the cayenne.
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
Homemade Blackened Seasoning
Avocado Oil Spray
Step-by-Step Instructions for Air Fryer Blackened Chicken
First, make the Blackened Seasoning blend.
Prepare the chicken breasts by trimming any excess fat and patting them dry with paper towels.
Sprinkle the seasoning generously over the chicken breasts on both sides.
Arrange chicken in the basket of the air fryer and spritz lightly with avocado oil spray.
Cook at 370 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
How do you know when chicken is done in the air fryer?
Using a meat thermometer, check the temp by inserting in the thickest part of the chicken. When the chicken reaches 165 degrees, it is done. Larger, thicker chicken breasts may take a little longer to cook.
What is Blackened Seasoning?
Blackened Seasoning is made up of several basic pantry spices. My version includes Paprika, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Oregano, and Thyme, Cayenne Pepper. The spice (heat) level can be adjusted by reducing the cayenne pepper if you prefer a less spicy seasoning.
Can I use a different seasoning?
Sure! Substitute your favorite spices or any of my Homemade Seasoning Blends for a different flavor profile and follow instructions accordingly.
How many chicken breasts can I put in the Air Fryer?
It depends on the size of the chicken and your air fryer basket. 3 medium to large (about 1.25 lb total) chicken breasts fit comfortably (without touching) in my 5-quart air fryer basket. If the basket is overcrowded, the air fryer cannot circulate air sufficiently which will affect the end result.
More Air Fryer Recipes
Air Fryer Blackened Chicken
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon Homemade Blackened Spice blend, see recipe below
- Avocado Oil Spray
- Pat chicken breasts dry with paper towels. Sprinkle generously with seasoning on both sides.
- Arrange chicken in the air fryer basket and spritz lightly with avocado oil spray.
- Cook at 370 degrees for 6 minutes, then flip chicken. Cook for additional 6-8 minutes, or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.
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