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Overhead square photo of an air fryer turkey breast on a platter surrounded by lemons and rosemary.

Air Fryer Turkey Breast

The first time my husband tasted this recipe, he declared that it reminded him of something that came out of a deep fryer. Crisp, evenly brown, and perfectly roasted turkey is perfect on its own or to use in recipes like Turkey Pot Pie.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, Holiday, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 353kcal


  • 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


  • In a small bowl combine salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the seasonings all over the turkey. Ideally, refrigerated overnight.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees. Brush with 2 tablespoons of butter. Cook skin side down for 30 minutes.
  • Flip and brush with any remaining butter. 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.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1385mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg