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Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Moist, tender, juicy and a gorgeous gold brown, Air Fryer Turkey Breast is the easiest way to make a smaller turkey meal for Thanksgiving.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 bone in turkey breast
  • 3 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Pat the turkey breast with paper towels to remove any moisture. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the butter.In a small bowl, mix together the butter and garlic. Rub the butter mixture all over the turkey.
  • Place the turkey into the basket of your air fryer, so the skin side is facing down. Set it to 350°F for 20 minutes. Flip the turkey breast over and set the air fryer for an additional 20 minutes. After about 15 minutes and start checking the temperature of the turkey breast, do you want the internal temperature to be 165°F. If the turkey breast has not reached an internal temperature of 165°F, set it for another 5 to 10 minutes, depending on your air fryer.
  • Remove turkey from the air fryer and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


It’s important to make sure the turkey breast is completely dry prior to spreading the butter and seasoning on it. If it has any moisture on it, the butter may not stay on the turkey.
The USDA recommends that turkey breast be cooked to 165 degrees fahrenheit. Check with a meat thermometer. 
Make sure to let your turkey rest for ten minutes prior to cutting into it. This will give you the juiciest results.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1098mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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