Air Fryer Blackened Chicken Breast


No need to dirty up a cast iron skillet and fill your house with smoke. Let your air fryer create that perfect blackened crust.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 servings


  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 2 (12 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. Combine paprika, thyme, cumin, cayenne pepper, onion powder, black pepper, and salt together in a bowl. Transfer spice mixture to a flat plate.

  2. Rub oil over each chicken breast until fully coated. Roll each piece of chicken in blackening spice mixture, making sure to press down so spice sticks on all sides. Let sit for 5 minutes while you preheat the air fryer.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 360 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 5 minutes.

  4. Place chicken in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

432 Calories
10g Fat
3g Carbs
79g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 432
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 79g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 968mg 21%

* 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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