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Air Fryer Turkey Breast (Roasted)

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Rather than roasting an entire turkey in the oven, try this super simple recipe for air fryer turkey breast, for a tender flavorful alternative in a fraction of the time!

How to roast turkey breast in an air fryer

Turkey is such a great option for dinner – it so much more than a dish to be served on holidays. It is super healthy – low in fat, and a rich source of protein and vitamin B6, as well as the essential amino acid tryptophan.

But unless you have a very large family you won’t be roasting a whole bird on a regular occasion! Luckily turkey breast is easy to roast, and roasting it in the air fryer makes it even easier!

I always use single split boneless turkey breast, but if you have a big air fryer you could roast the whole bone-in breast, though expect it to take quite a bit longer than the times in the recipe below.

You can air fry skin-on or skinless turkey breast, though skin-on is better as it helps to keep the meat moist.

When it comes to seasoning turkey breast I think it is best to keep things simple. I like the traditional flavors of rosemary, thyme and garlic.

What to serve with roast turkey breast

Air Fryer Turkey Breast
Yield: 4 Servings

Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

How to cook a turkey breast in an air fryer. 


  • 1 turkey half-breast (approx. 2lb or 1kg),
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp rosemary & thyme
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic


  1. Preheat air fryer to 360°F (180°C).
  2. Mix the oil, herbs and garlic on a plate. Place turkey breast in the herb mixture, and turn to coat the turkey breast well.
  3. Place turkey breast into the air fryer basket (skin side down). Air fry the turkey breast for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the basket from the air fryer, turn the turkey breast over.
  5. Return turkey breast to the air fryer to cook for another 20-30 minutes. 
  6. The turkey is cooked if the juices run clear when you stick a knife in the thickest part. If you are unsure check with a meat thermometer - internal temperature should be 165°F (75°C). If the turkey needs more cooking time cook for additional 10 minute intervals until it is done.
  7. Rest covered for at least 10 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 321mgProtein: 33g

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