Quick & Easy Air Fryer Turkey Breast

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Air Fryer Turkey

Happy November everyone! This month I’m excited to share with you some of the best thanksgiving dishes that you can make in the air fryer! You will discover that making Thanksgiving foods in the air fryer is not only faster, but that it is so tasty too! Today, you are going to love this air fryer turkey recipe because it is so simple and so quick to make in the air fryer! I was able to make an entire 4.5 pound turkey in an hour!

The Best Turkey Rub Ever

The reason this recipe is so simple and delicious is because of the rub. For the rub, you will need:

  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Just mix all the ingredients together!

How to Make Turkey in the Air Fryer

Once your rub is prepared, it will only take minutes to prepare the turkey. Then, you’ll be able to walk away and let the air fryer work its magic!

First, rub 1/2 tablespoon of oil all over the turkey breast. Season both sides with salt and turkey seasoning then rub in the remaining half tablespoon of oil over the skin side.

How Long to Cook Turkey Breast in the Air Fryer

Preheat the air fryer at 350°F/175°C and cook skin side down for 20 minutes. Then, turn over and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes more or until the internal temperature is 160°F/7o°C using an instant-read thermometer. The cook time will depend on the size of your breast. Let it rest 10 minutes before carving.

Final Thoughts

This recipe is amazing and easy. I love how quick and simple it is to prepare and cook! This recipe is perfect for a busy Thanksgiving day because you can fresh, delicious, and tender turkey ready in an hour! Then, serve it up with the most tasty Thanksgiving sides such as cranberry sauce, cream corn, or potato salad! What are your favorite Thanksgiving sides?

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Quick & Easy Air Fryer Turkey Breast

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Serves: 5
Adjust Servings: 5

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 pound turkey breast on the bone with skin, ribs removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt optional

Rub

  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Rub 1/2 tablespoon of oil all over the turkey breast. Season both sides with salt and turkey seasoning then rub in the remaining half tablespoon of oil over the skin side.
  • Preheat the air fryer 350°F/175°C and cook skin side down 20 minutes, turn over and cook about 30 to 40 minutes more or until the internal temperature is 160°F/71°C using an instant-read thermometer. The cook time will depend on the size of your breast.
  • Let it rest 10 minutes before carving.

Recipe Notes

Turkey Rub Recipe from Dinner at the Zoo

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 78g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 2376mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Recipe Adapted From: Skinny Taste

Ingredients: Brown Sugar, Garlic, Onion, Paprika, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Turkey
Meal Type: Main Dish, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

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