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 teriyaki chicken on a plate with broccoli

It can be challenging to make food every day of the week, especially if you’re trying to eat healthier or manage your weight. The air fryer can be a game-changer because it really makes cooking overall much easier and faster.

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! See my list of the best gluten-free sauces.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • These juicy chicken breasts have so much flavor. Say goodbye to dry and bland chicken!
  • Use prepared teriyaki sauce to get this recipe on the table in less than 30 minutes. This is great for busy weeknights.
  • Serve your cooked chicken with steamed veggies and sautéed cauliflower rice or steamed white rice for a balanced meal that will keep you full for hours.

Key Ingredients

Whole chicken breasts are a lean source of protein that are affordable and easy to find. Look for organic and pasture-raised chicken at the grocery store for the most sustainable option.

Prepared teriyaki sauce makes this recipe a cinch. I like the Primal Kitchen No Soy Teriyaki Sauce. If you want to use a homemade teriyaki sauce, see my Gluten-Free Teriyaki Chicken recipe.

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Recipe Steps

Let me show you how easy it is to make your own Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken in less than 30 minutes.

Step One

In a medium bowl or large 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.

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Step Two

Use your tongs to transfer the chicken breasts to your air fryer basket in a single layer. 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. You can also use a meat thermometer to test and make sure the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.

cooked teriyaki chicken breasts

Step Four

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

sliced teriyaki chicken on a platter

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Use a meat thermometer to test and make sure the internal temperature of your chicken has reached 165 degrees F. Or, you can slice the chicken and check to make sure the juices run clear.
  • For added flavor, feel free to serve your chicken sprinkled with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.

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?

Check out my full list of the best air fryers under $100 for recommendations.

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). I really like Primal Kitchen Teriyaki Sauce. You can also search online how to make your own teriyaki sauce!

teriyaki chicken served with rice and broccoli

Other Easy Air Fryer Dinner Recipes You Might Like

Or, see my entire index of healthy air fryer recipes.

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Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Breasts


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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

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  • 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.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: air fried chicken breast, meal prep chicken breast, chicken in air fryer

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