Air-Fryer Breaded Chicken Breast

These air-fryer breaded chicken breasts use a mixture of Dijon mustard and oil to help the breadcrumbs stick to the chicken. Keeping the chicken breasts at least 1/2 inch apart helps keep them crispy. If your air fryer is too small to cook all four chicken breasts at the same time, you can cook them in two batches. Serve these flavorful air-fried chicken breasts over salad or with your favorite dipping sauce.

a recipe photo of the Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Breast
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ½ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs or gluten-free breadcrumbs

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Sprinkle all sides of chicken evenly with salt. Whisk oil and mustard together in a medium bowl until combined. Stir breadcrumbs, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper together in a shallow dish. Place the chicken in the oil mixture, turning to coat evenly; place in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere. Arrange the breaded chicken breasts at least 1/2 inch apart in the basket of an air fryer. Cook at 390°F until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Gently flip and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of chicken registers 165°F, 5 to 6 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
7g Fat
12g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Vitamin A 177IU 4%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 11mcg 3%
Vitamin K 3mcg 3%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 33mg 8%
Potassium 397mg 8%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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