How Long To Cook Chicken Breast In Air Fryer At 400F

Cooking chicken in the air fryer is a great way to make a healthy meal without having to use a lot of oil. Learn how long to cook chicken breast in air fryer at 400F. We will also look at different cuts of chicken breasts and how long they need to fully cook.

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Cooking chicken in the air fryer is one of the best ways to produce a tender and juicy piece of chicken while using very little oil. Air fryers work by circulating hot air around the food, giving it a crispy outer layer.

When cooking chicken in the air fryer, you need to make sure that the chicken is cooked all the way through to prevent any foodborne illness. Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

The general rule is to cook chicken for about 10 minutes per inch of thickness. The amount of time it takes to cook chicken breast at 400 degrees F fully will depend on the size and if it’s boneless.

๐Ÿ“–How Long To Cook Chicken Breast In Air Fryer at 400F

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast:

  • 6 oz chicken breast: 9-10 minutes
  • 8 oz chicken breast: 12 minutes
  • 10 oz chicken breast: 15 minutes

Bone-In Chicken Breast:

  • 6 oz chicken breast: 11 minutes
  • 8 oz chicken breast: 14 minutes
  • 10 oz chicken breast: 17 minutes

Boneless Skinless Thin Chicken Breast:

  • 6 oz chicken breast: 7 minutes
  • 8 oz chicken breast: 10 minutes
  • 10 oz chicken breast: 12 minutes

Thicker Cut Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast:

  • 6 oz chicken breast: 11 minutes
  • 8 oz chicken breast: 13 minutes
  • 10 oz chicken breast: 16 minutes

As you can see, the cooking time will change depending on the size and type of chicken breast. To check if your chicken is done, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸณCooking tips to help you cook chicken breast in the air fryer at 400F

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400F for 3-5 minutes before cooking the chicken.
  • Use a light coat of cooking spray or oil on the chicken breasts to help them crisp up.
  • Season the chicken breasts with your favorite spices or herbs.
  • Place the chicken in the air fryer basket in a single layer, so they cook evenly.
  • Flip the chicken breasts over halfway through cooking.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking before serving.
  • How long to cook thin chicken breast in air fryer at 400 will take anywhere from 7 to 12 minutes.

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If you would prefer, you can also learn How Long To Cook Chicken Breast In Air Fryer At 350F

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How Long To Air Fry Chicken Breast at 400F

Learn how long to air fry chicken breast at 400F for tender and juicy chicken breast.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 276kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Chicken Breast 6-8 ounce pieces
  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • Seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder etc.)

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400F for 3-5 minutes before cooking the chicken.
  • Use a light coat of cooking spray or oil on the chicken breasts to help them crisp up.
  • Season the chicken breasts with your favorite spices or herbs.
  • Place the chicken in the Ninja Foodi or air fryer basket in a single layer, so they cook evenly.
  • See notes for cooking time.
  • Flip the chicken breasts over halfway through cooking.
  • Cook chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165F. Use a kitchen thermometer for best results.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking before slicing and serving.

Notes

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast:

  • 6 oz chicken breast: 9-10 minutes
  • 8 oz chicken breast: 12 minutes
  • 10 oz chicken breast: 15 minutes

Bone-In Chicken Breast:

  • 6 oz chicken breast: 11 minutes
  • 8 oz chicken breast: 14 minutes
  • 10 oz chicken breast: 17 minutes

Boneless Skinless Thin Chicken Breast:

  • 6 oz chicken breast: 7 minutes
  • 8 oz chicken breast: 10 minutes
  • 10 oz chicken breast: 12 minutes

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Protein: 48g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 839mg | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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