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Roasted Air Fryer Turkey Breast (Bone-In or Boneless)

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This Air Fryer Roasted Turkey Breast is juicy and moist and so easy to make. Use bone-in or boneless turkey breast to make this beautiful golden roasted turkey in less than an hour. 

Air Fryer Roasted Turkey Breast on a cutting board

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Turkey is not just for Thanksgiving. It’s available year-round and is perfect for times when you get tired of simple roasted chicken. The turkey breast in the air fryer is perfect for the times you: 

  • Don’t want to turn on the oven to roast a small turkey breast. 
  • Don’t feel like taking the extra step of brining the turkey. 
  • Want to have a turkey on the table in less than an hour.
  • Love your Air Fryer so much that you make any and everything in it (this is me, this is me!)

This recipe works for bone-in or boneless turkey breast and requires no brining. 

How to cook a bone-in turkey breast in an air fryer

First, you want to make sure you have a fully defrosted turkey breast that will fit in your Air Fryer basket. Some of those bone-in breasts are huge and literally won’t fit in your everyday basket air fryer. I go for a breast that is 4lbs or less. I use my 5.3 Qt Air Fryer basket to cook my bone-in breast. 

Rub mayonnaise and seasonings all over the turkey breast. I also season under the skin.

Preheat your Air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. I lay my bone-in turkey breast on the side and cook for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, I open the air fryer basket and flip it and cook it for an additional 25 minutes. Your turkey breast is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit on a quick read thermometer.  

Allow your turkey breast to cool on a cutting board for a few 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Sliced Air fryer Turkey breast on cutting board

How to cook a 3lb Boneless Turkey Breast

My boneless turkey breast generally has a net around the meat. I like to keep the net on the meat so that the meat cooks together and slices better after cooking. If you choose to remove the net before cooking, your turkey breast will cook faster. 

Preheat your Air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Season your turkey breast. Air fry on 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour, turning every 15 minutes. I find that my boneless breast takes a little longer than bone-in because of the way it is wrapped in the netting. Use a quick read thermometer to ensure the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Allow your turkey breast to cool on a cutting board for a few 5-10 minutes and remove the net before slicing.

Sliced boneless Air Fryer Turkey breast

NOTES

  • I use defrosted turkey breast so I can properly season it and have the seasonings stick to the meat. You can also choose to dry brine it and let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours. I usually just season and get to cooking. 
  • I choose mayonnaise to coat the breast because I like the taste and the golden color it gives my breast. You could opt for a reduced amount of oil instead. 
  • I like to use this turkey breast for meal prep for sandwiches and wraps for the week. 
  • If making the boneless breast, be careful when removing the netting. Some meat may stick to the netting when removing.

I hope you enjoy this Air Fryer Turkey Breast as much as we do. 

If you’re looking for more Air Fryer meat recipes, try these out:

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Watch this full video tutorial and see how I make this turkey breast from start to finish.

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Air Fryer Turkey Breast (Bone-In or Boneless)

Make juicy and delicious turkey breast right in your Air Fryer. Use bone-in or boneless turkey breast to make the perfect golden turkey breast in your Air Fryer.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer turkey breast, bone-in turkey breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 557.95kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

Bone-In Turkey Breast

Boneless Turkey Breast

Instructions

Bone-In Turkey Breast

  • Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Season turkey breast with mayonnaise, poultry seasoning, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  • Place turkey breast in the air fryer basket on its side. Cook on one side for 25 minutes, flip, cook on the other side for 25 minutes or until internal temperature has reached a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Boneless Turkey Breast

  • Preheat your Air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Season your boneless turkey breast with mayonnaise, poultry seasoning, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  • Air fry on 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour, turning every 15 minutes or until internal temperature has reached a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Video

Notes

*Cook times will vary depending on the size of your turkey breast.
*I find that my boneless breast takes a little longer than bone-in because of the way it is wrapped in the netting.
*Use a quick read thermometer to ensure the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Nutrition

Calories: 557.95kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.09g | Protein: 98.01g | Fat: 18.09g | Saturated Fat: 2.98g | Cholesterol: 250.82mg | Sodium: 1605.19mg | Potassium: 1097.69mg | Fiber: 0.11g | Sugar: 0.53g | Vitamin A: 117.04IU | Calcium: 73.46mg | Iron: 2.8mg
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Leslie Booth

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Even though we’ve not tried this yet, I love your video. You just put some fun into this and so enthusiastic! Definitely thumbs up. Will let you know how ours turns out. Thanks so much.

Tanya

Friday 17th of September 2021

Thank you so much Leslie :) I hope you like the recipe too :)

Lee Whittinghill

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

My wife and I have absolutely taken a shine to you and your recipes. This recipe is spot-on, as are all your others. Miss Tasteful Tanya, you hit the spot! Thanks!

Tanya

Friday 28th of May 2021

Thank you Lee :)

Nancy

Sunday 25th of April 2021

Hi Tanya, your guidance is perfect for a 4 lb half turkey breast. It fit in the basket really well. Sunday dinner was delicious. Gravy recipe great too!

Lynn

Sunday 28th of March 2021

I made a 3 lb butterball boneless today and my husband is beyond happy with this! I have the Instant Vortex Pro and put it in the rotisserie basket and used your timing. It was great! Thanks so much.

Tanya

Monday 29th of March 2021

Thanks Lynn! So glad you liked the recipe :)

Rhonda

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Would this work in a 4-quart air fryer? I just purchased tonight and I am starting to worry that it might be too small to cook much.

Tanya

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Hi Rhonda, it should fit fine.