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Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Moist and juicy on the inside with crispy skin, this air fryer turkey breast is perfect for the Holidays or even just a weeknight meal. Whip up this recipe in under an hour without all the fuss of a large turkey.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick



  • 1 5-7lb turkey breast with bones
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • tsp fresh sage chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • tsp fresh thyme chopped


  • Pre heat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Remove any excess juices around the turkey and transfer to a baking tray or piece of parchment paper – somewhere that you can prep the turkey.
  • Pat the top of the turkey dry with paper towels and use your hands to spread the butter just under the skin.
  • Then, drizzle the olive oil all over the top of the turkey. Rub the top of the turkey skin with the salt & pepper. Sprinkle the turkey breast with the chopped fresh herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme). Patting them down if need be so, they stick.
  • Place the turkey breast into the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.
  • Flip the turkey over and reduce the  temperature to 350 degrees cook for an additional 40 minutes.
    You may flip the turkey once more during the last ten minutes if you feel the skin doesn’t seem as crispy as you want. 
  • The turkey is ready when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 
  • Remove from air fryer and allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving!


This recipe will work for any air fryer.
Just make sure the turkey breast you choose will fit into your air fryer. Additionally if you choose a very small one that fits in the Air Fryer basket use that. If you have a larger one similar to this you can use the air fryer pot or base dish, placing the turkey directly in that. 
This turkey breast was about seven pounds. It would not fit in my basket but, fit perfectly in the base dish. This was made in the Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Air Fryer /Indoor Grill (Rectangular base). I have also made this in the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker/ Air Fryer (Round Pot). So again it just goes back to selecting a turkey breast that will fit in your personal air fryer and then of course making sure it cooks to the correct temperature.
When it comes to turkeys I always suggest checking the temperature with a meat thermometer.
Make sure the thermometer is inserted in the middle of the meat & not touching any bone.
Freeze leftovers in an air-tight zippered bag for up to 3 months.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg