Olive-Brined Air-Fryer Turkey Breast


An easy recipe for making a savory, juicy turkey breast in an air fryer. Using olive brine gives the breast flavor and also keeps it tender. I use spicy Tabasco® Olive brine for extra kick. Serve with cranberry sauce.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 55 mins
14 servings


  • ¾ cup brine from a can of olives

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 3 ½ pounds boneless, skinless turkey breast

  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Whisk together olive brine and buttermilk. Put the turkey breast into a resealable plastic bag and pour brine-buttermilk mixture into the bag. Add rosemary and thyme sprigs. Seal bag and refrigerate for 8 hours.

  2. Take the bag out of the fridge and allow to rest until the breast reaches room temperature.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Cook the breast in the air fryer for 15 minutes. Flip over the breast and cook for 5 minutes until turkey breast is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). If internal temperature is lower, keep cooking at 5 minute intervals until the correct temperature is reached.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
1g Fat
1g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 326mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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