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Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Air fryer turkey breast is made with olive oil, herbs, garlic, and has tender juicy meat with crisp skin, and cooks in about 40 minutes!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer turkey, turkey breast recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 - 8
Calories 249 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 2-5 pound Turkey Breast, bone-in or boneless, with or without skin
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic (or 2 teaspoons garlic powder)
  • 1 sprig Fresh Thyme, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 sprig Fresh Rosemary, minced (or 1 teaspoon dried, crushed)
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper


  1. If the turkey breast comes in a baking bag, remove it from the bag. Be sure the turkey is thawed all the way through.
  2. Pat turkey dry with a paper towel or non-terry cloth kitchen towel.
  3. Place oil and herbs, salt, pepper in a bowl and mix well. With a basting brush, brush the oil mixture over the entire turkey breast.

  4. Preheat the air fryer for 2 minutes on 350°.

  5. Place turkey in the air fryer basket - skin side down and cook for 20 minutes.

  6. After 20 minutes, using tongs, flip the turkey breast over and continue air frying for about 20 more minutes, or until the internal temperature is 160° F (Use a meat thermometer to check internal temperature after 30 minutes and every 5 minutes after).

  7. Remove from the air fryer with tongs and allow to rest 5-10 minutes before slicing (the internal temp will rise while resting to get to the desired 165° F).

  8. Slice and serve.

Recipe Notes

• Time will vary depending on the size of your turkey breast, and wether or not it has a bone.

• I recommend a meat thermometer to check that it’s cooked perfectly. Internal temperature should read 160° F when you remove from air fryer to rest.

• If you purchase your turkey breast frozen, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before preparation.

• This is great for small holiday dinners.