Air fryer chicken thighs with a homemade dry rub

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Take your chicken breasts to lớn the next level with this three-ingredient, Dry Rub Air Fryer Chicken Breasts recipe. Using the best chicken dry rub & the ninja Foodi, these chicken breasts come out perfectly tender và moist in less than 15-minutes. Enjoy this with a side dish like my keto grits or cauliflower mushroom risotto for dinner or a salad for lunch.

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Why Make This

Three ingredients: all you need are chicken breasts, my dry rub and oilGreat for meal prep: this meat is super versatile. You can pair this with an easy side dish or use it to đứng đầu a salad for an easy meal.

Ingredients Needed

Chicken Breasts: I’m using boneless và skinless chicken breasts. For even cooking, you can pound them out until they are about the same thickness.

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How to Make Juicy Dry Rub Chicken Breasts

Dry Rub Chicken Breasts have a similar prep process as my air fryer chicken thighs và dry rub chicken drumsticks.

You simply:

Add the meat, chicken dry rub & oil khổng lồ a large bowlMix to lớn evenly coat the chicken breastsAdd the meat khổng lồ the air fryer cooking basket & cook!Flip the meat halfway through for the most even cooking
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Top Cooking Tips & FAQs

How long should dry rub sit on chicken?

For maximum flavor, I prefer to lớn keep my dry rub on chicken for at least 6 hours or overnight.

But, if you’re in a crunch on time, you can add the spices and just cook the meat in the air fryer immediately.

How vày you use dry rub on chicken?

I recommend using 2 tablespoons of this dry rub per pound of chicken breasts.

You simply toss the chicken breasts in the dry rub và oil lớn get an even coating.

As mentioned, for maximum flavor, let the chicken sit with the dry rub on it overnight or for at least 6 hours before adding the chicken breasts to lớn the air fryer, oven, or grill.

How bởi you keep dry rub chicken moist?

Chicken Breast is a lean cut of meat so it doesn’t have much fat khổng lồ keep it moist.

So, the cooking process is important for keeping these moist. Some tips are:

Not overcooking: you can always pop the lid to the air fryer open to check the meat’s temperature. Salt: properly salting your food helps the chicken breasts retain moisture as it cooks. The recommended amount of dry rub per pound of meat adds both flavor and salt lớn have moist chicken breastsRest: Let the chicken rest on a plate covered with a foil tent for 5-10 minutes before cutting into it.

How vì chưng you keep chicken breasts from drying out?

Dried out chicken breasts are usually overcooked. You can keep your chicken breasts from drying out by:

Removing them from the air fryer basket when they are done cooking (leaving them in the heat will cause them lớn continue to lớn cook)Cooking them lớn slightly under the recommended temperature & leaving them in the air fryer covered so that the meat will continue lớn cook to lớn 165 degrees as it restsAllow the meat khổng lồ rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting: this prevents most of the juices from ending up on the cutting board.
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