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Easy Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Easy Air Fryer Turkey Breast is a quick recipe that uses a 3 to 4 pound (lb), bone-in or boneless breast. This air fried dish includes a tutorial for how to cook, how long to cook, and the perfect temperature. The turkey is so juicy it will fall off the bone like a tenderloin! Feel free to slice the breast up to make cutlets.

air fryer roasted turkey breast on a white plate with sliced lemon

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Are you looking for a recipe to make during the holidays, Thanksgiving, and year-round? This roasted turkey is great for any weeknight meal and isn’t limited to just the holidays.

If you can make Air Fryer Whole Chicken in the air fryer, then air fried turkey will be just as easy!

I love to make turkey breast using my Instant Pot or air fryer. Be sure to check out my Instant Pot Turkey Breast recipe, too!

raw natural turkey breast in a package

How to Cook Turkey Breast in an Air Fryer

  1. Rub both sides of the turkey breast with olive oil and sprinkle spices and seasonings throughout.
  2. Place the turkey on the air fryer basket, skin-side down.
  3. Air Fry.
  4. Flip the turkey and air fry until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees using a meat thermometer.
raw turkey breast in an air fryer

Air Fryer Temperature

Cook the turkey breast on 350 degrees.

seasoned raw turkey in an air fryer

How Long to Cook/Cook Time

Ultimately, you will want to cook the turkey breast until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees. Cook the turkey skin-side down for 25 minutes. Flip it and then cook it for an additional 20-30 minutes. Mine was finished right at 45 minutes of total cook time.

cooked roasted turkey breast in an air fryer

How to Slice and Carve Turkey

These tips for slicing and carving up a turkey breast will work well for any poultry that needs slicing! So this isn’t a skill you only need around the holidays.

Always wait 10-15 minutes before slicing into the turkey. If you slice it up too soon you are going to waste all of the juices that have been running wild inside that turkey! This will really dry out your turkey.

You will make your first cut right at the breast bone of the turkey. Find the breast bone and run your knife alongside, so swipe the meat away from the bone. You will have to follow the knife along the top and bottom to fully release.

Pull the meat away from the carcass. Now, slice the turkey into smaller pieces. I always slice against the grain of the meat. You can find more Tips on How to Carve a Turkey Breast here.

air fryer roasted turkey breast on a cutting board

How to Freeze

The turkey will last in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can leave it sliced, or shred or dice it and place in a tightly sealed container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Leftover turkey is great to have on hand to toss on salads or to throw into soups!

air fryer roasted turkey breast on a white plate
air fryer roasted turkey breast with gravy on a white plate

Pair this with my Keto Low Carb Gravy.

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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
Instant Pot Collard Greens
Southern Baked Mac and Cheese
Southern Cornbread
Instant Pot Southern Green Beans
Air Fryer Loaded Baked Potatoes

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air fryer roasted turkey breast on a white plate with sliced lemon
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Easy Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Easy Air Fryer Turkey Breast is a quick recipe that uses a 3 to 4 pound (lb), bone-in or boneless breast. This air fried dish includes a tutorial for how to cook, how long to cook, and the perfect temperature. The turkey is so juicy it will fall off the bone like a tenderloin! Feel free to slice the breast up to make cutlets.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Thanksgiving
Keyword air fryer turkey, air fryer turkey breast, air fryer turkey cutlets
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 169kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

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Notes

Each air fryer brand will cook at different speeds. Watch your turkey and be sure to check it with a meat thermometer to determine when it has finished cooking.

HOW TO SLICE AND CARVE TURKEY

Always wait 10-15 minutes before slicing into the turkey. If you slice it up too soon you are going to waste all of the juices that have been running wild inside that turkey! This will really dry out your turkey.
You will make your first cut right at the breast bone of the turkey. Find the breast bone and run your knife alongside, so swipe the meat away from the bone. You will have to follow the knife along the top and bottom to fully release.
Pull the meat away from the carcass. Now, slice the turkey into smaller pieces. I always slice against the grain of the meat. You can find more Tips on How to Carve a Turkey Breast here.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1g | Calories: 169kcal | Protein: 34g | Fat: 4g
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gloria randall

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

hello Brandi! i am a senior citizen and would like to purchase a bone-in half breast of turkey. do you know what stores on line sell for home delivery

staysnatched

Thursday 29th of October 2020

I would check Shipt and Instacart. They are grocery delivery services that work for local grocery stores.

Thomas

Sunday 12th of January 2020

Two years ago I bought an extra turkey (12lb) when they were on sale just before Thanksgiving, cut it into it's various parts and vacuum sealed them individually, throwing them in the freezer for later use..

For Christmas 2019 we went a little non-traditional and had beef short ribs as the main course (folks are a little burned out on turkey at Christmas). Not wanting to be completely without turkey I pulled a turkey breast out of the freezer to accompany the meal.

After thawing the vacuum bagged breast in room temp water for a few hours the breast was totally thawed. I cut a small slit in the bag and poured in a brine of 3 cups water, 4 Tbsp kosher salt and 1 Tbsp Creole seasoning (I didn't have any poultry seasoning). I placed this in the refrigerator overnight.

Just over an hour before sitting down for Christmas dinner I pulled the bag out of the refrigerator, patted the breast dry and followed your recipe (except again, I replaced the poultry seasoning with Creole seasoning because it's what I had on hand). The breast reached 160degrees in about 50 minutes.

Following a 15 minute rest I cut into the moistest turkey breast I've ever cooked. While the short ribs were appreciated, EVERYONE LOVED the turkey. Thank you!

staysnatched

Sunday 12th of January 2020

Wow! Sounds amazing! And thank you so much for sharing. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

Ginette

Wednesday 25th of December 2019

Merry Christmas to you! I had a two pound rolled, boneless, turkey breast. Done in 50 minutes. I also put a little water under the basket to keep it moist, and onced cooked, I used the liquid as a base for my gravy. My husband, who is not a big fan of turkey, loved it. I will definitely make this again.

staysnatched

Thursday 26th of December 2019

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and I love what you did with the gravy.

Joni

Friday 29th of November 2019

You inspired me! I used a wet brine, then rubbed it with poultry seasoning and pepper, then put in in my air fryer and prayed! So sorry I don’t have a picture to post, as everyone grabbed slices before I could stop them! It was FANTASTIC! I will never roast a turkey in the oven again!

staysnatched

Friday 29th of November 2019

Wonderful! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

GatorMom

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

I have an air fryer and an instant pot. I see you have recipes for both. Which do you prefer for making the turkey breast? This will be my first time making just a breast and not having to cook the whole thing in the oven!

staysnatched

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

I’m a huge fan of crispy skin, so I like the air fryer better.