When meal prepping for the week, you’ve got to try these Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Breasts that can be sliced and served on a salad or with any other side dish you like. This easy and healthy recipe only has two ingredients!

sliced air fryer chicken breast on a cutting board

If you find meal prepping overwhelming, then I would suggest doing a buffet style where you cook 1-2 items a day and then just assemble them as needed for easy lunches or dinners. See more of my healthy meal prep tips.

This Air fryer Teriyaki Chicken Breast recipe is absolutely perfect for meal prepping, since cooked chicken breast can be served in so many ways. I even used bottled gluten-free teriyaki sauce to make this recipe even simpler!

These juicy chicken breasts have so much flavor. This may be the only way I ever prepare chicken again.

photo with labeled ingredients for air fryer teriyaki chicken breasts

Recipe Steps

Step One

In a medium bowl, combine the chicken breasts and teriyaki sauce. Use tongs to move the chicken breasts around so they get fully coated on all sides with the sauce.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Use your tongs to transfer the chicken breasts to your air fryer and set the timer to 8 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Step Three

Then, flip the chicken breasts and cook them for another 8 minutes, or until they have started to turn a golden brown.

two chicken cutlets cooked in an air fryer basket

Step Four

Turn off the air fryer and let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

air fryer chicken breast served on a white plate with cooked vegetables

FAQs

Can I bake these Teriyaki Chicken Cutlets in a regular oven instead of an air fryer?

Yes! Bake them in an oven-safe pan at 400 degrees F for 22-26 minutes.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

Yes, you can use chicken thighs if you prefer. I recommend cooking them for for 12-16 minutes at 380 degrees F. See my recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Thighs.

What brand of air-fryer do you recommend?

I have an air-fryer similar to this one.

Is teriyaki sauce gluten-free?

Most bottled teriyaki sauces are made with soy sauce and are not gluten-free. So, look for one that is specifically marked as gluten-free using coconut aminos or tamari sauce (both are gluten-free soy sauce alternatives). You can also search online how to make your own teriyaki sauce!

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air fryer cooked chicken breast served on a plate with cooked veggies

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Breasts


Description

When meal prepping for the week, you’ve got to try these Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Breasts that can be sliced and served on a salad or with any other side dish you like. This easy and healthy recipe only has two ingredients!


Ingredients

Scale
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 large pieces)
  • 1/4 cup prepared teriyaki sauce

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken breasts and teriyaki sauce. Use tongs to move the chicken breasts around so they get fully coated on all sides with the sauce.
  2. Spray the basket of your air fryer lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F for several minutes.
  4. Then, use your tongs to lay the chicken breasts in the basket of your air fryer.
  5. Set the timer to 8 minutes. Then, flip the chicken breasts and cook them for another 8 minutes, or until they have started to turn a golden brown.
  6. Turn off the air fryer and let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

  1. If you want to ensure that your chicken is cooked through, you can always test them with an instant read thermometer that should read a minimum of 165 degrees F.
  2. When buying a bottle of teriyaki sauce, read the label to be sure that it is gluten-free, if necessary.
  3. Store any leftover cooked chicken in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: air fried chicken breast, meal prep chicken breast

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