Air Fryer Turkey Breast


If you have a taste for turkey, but don't want the time or the hassle of a full bird, try a split turkey breast, prepared in the air fryer. This recipe gives the flavor of an oven-roasted turkey, but in much less time, and with much less fuss! Use any combination of fresh herbs that you and your family will enjoy!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


Herb Butter:

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives

  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh garlic

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

  • 2 ¾ pounds skin-on, bone-in split turkey breast


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

  2. Place rosemary, chives, garlic, salt, and pepper onto a cutting board. Cut butter into thin slices on top of herbs and seasonings and mash until well blended.

  3. Pat turkey breast dry and rub with herbed butter on both sides and under the skin.

  4. Place turkey into the basket of the air fryer, skin-side down, and fry for 20 minutes.

  5. Turn turkey to skin-side up carefully and continue frying until an instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 18 minutes more. Transfer to a platter and tent with aluminum foil; allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
10g Fat
0g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 913mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 455mg 10%

* 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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