air fryer chicken breasts on a plate garnished with herbs

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Chicken Breast

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One of my favorite things to make in my Ninja Foodi is this Air Fryer Chicken Breast! The meat is so tender and juicy. It’s unbelievable how easy it is to make. My Foodi has been a lifesaver for me! Check out these other Ninja Foodi Air Fryer recipes too!

Sliced air fryer chicken breast on a board

It’s a great super easy dinner idea to make when you’re in a rush. This recipe for air fryer chicken breast has no breading. It’s low-carb, healthy, and simple and the whole family will enjoy it! (My daycare kids tear this up, can you say victory with picky eaters?) Once you master this, you’ll wonder why you ever cooked chicken in anything else.

We are using boneless skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. My husband doesn’t like chicken with skin on the bone and the kids don’t really either. So we use them a lot in cooking. But the simplicity of this recipe is its greatest asset.

Simple food cooked well lets the flavor of the meat really shine through. This chicken breast recipe pares great with a simple side salad with some homemade dressing or cucumber and tomato salad like this one.

This is the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer oven I have. It was a wonderful and thoughtful gift from all of my daycare families for Christmas a couple of years ago. I have worn this thing out and use it almost daily. I would buy it again and again.

It helps me keep the kitchen cooler in summer because I don’t have to turn on the big oven and heat up the whole house. It saves time when cooking anything for my family or the daycare kids. It is versatile and big! It can toast 9 pieces of toast at once! And when you are feeding 9 people that is a God send! I love this thing!

One more thing I LOVE about the Ninja Foodi is that it keeps your meat and vegetables juicy and tender on the inside while giving you a wonderful brown exterior that is so yummy! It’s THE BEST way to cook chicken breasts.

air fryer chicken breasts on a board topped with a sprig of parsley for garnish

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

I also have a recipe for these fabulous air fryer chicken tenders that don’t have breading as well. Check them out (and the other ninja foodi chicken ideas there), you’re going to love them too and so will the kids!

And also try these Ninja Foodi Air Fryer chicken fajitas, oh my!

Ninja Foodi Chicken Kabobs

Ninja foodi chicken kabobs are super easy to make as well. Just use the same seasonings and methods, but cut the chicken breast into chunks and thread them onto metal skewers alternating with vegetables like cherry tomatoes, chunks of potato or sweet potato, whole mushrooms, chunks of zucchini, or pieces of broccoli or cauliflower.

Lots of veggies work great on kabobs. Cook them the same amount of time since they will be nestled with the veggies.

Ninja Foodi BBQ Chicken Breast

To augment the recipe into bbq chicken breast, simply cook them for 15 minutes, and then spread some of this barbecue sauce on them. Cook them five more minutes and baste them in some more of it. You don’t want to add the sauce too early because it can burn. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast

If your chicken breasts are frozen, check out this article on how to cook frozen chicken breasts in your Ninja Foodi air fryer oven.

sliced air fryer chicken breast fanned out on a cutting board with herbs and a spoon nearby

And for even more air fryer recipes to wow your tastebuds, check out these summer air fryer recipes.

Ninja Foodi Chicken Breasts

air fryer chicken breasts on a board topped with a sprig of parsley for garnish
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3.09 from 12 votes

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Moist, delicious chicken breast browned on the outside and cooked to perfection.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air fried chicken breast, ninja foodi, ninja foodi air fryer oven
Servings: 4
Author: Christina


  • Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Oven


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Drizzle a bit of olive oil on the sheet tray of your air fryer
  • Lay your chicken breasts on the pan of your Ninja Foodi and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper on both sides
  • Sprinkle on thyme and drizzle with more olive oil
  • Set the Foodi on Air fry at 400 degrees and cook for 30-40 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165

Air Fryer Cooking Times Cheat Sheet

Download and use this handy air fryer cooking times cheat sheet in your kitchen!

Thighs will work for all these recipes or you can try this honey garlic chicken thigh recipe in your air fryer or oven too and don’t forget about Lemon Pepper Air Fryer Chicken Wings. A great way to enjoy crispy wings with minimal oil! Tossed with a tangy lemon pepper sauce that everyone will love. Kids and adults will love these Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos.

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