Air Fryer Turkey Breast

about the recipe

If you’re sick of turkey breast that comes out dry and disappointing, just wait until you try this air fryer turkey breast! The skin crisps up so beautifully, you’ll think it just came out of a deep fryer. Meanwhile, the meat stays wonderfully tender and juicy. It’s perfect if you’re having a smaller holiday gathering or don’t want to roast an entire turkey.  The perfect star of your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!


– 1 tablespoon sea salt – 1 teaspoon smoked paprika – 1 teaspoon onion powder – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper – 1 bone-in turkey breast 4 to 6 pounds – ¼ cup butter melted and divided

Step 1

– In a small bowl combine salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper. – Sprinkle the seasonings all over the turkey. Ideally, refrigerated overnight.

Step 2

– Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees. Brush with 2 tablespoons of butter. Cook skin side down for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Flip and brush with any remaining butter.

Step 4

– Cook for another 25 to 45 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. – Tent with foil and allow to rest for 30 to 50 minutes before serving.

How to carve a turkey breast

First, run your knife down both sides of the backbone to separate the breast. After that, slice from the top to the bottom of the breast so you can pull all of it away from the bone. After that, you’re ready to slice and serve! Just make sure you’ve given the turkey plenty of time to rest so you won’t lose all those savory juices.