When you think of turkey, you probably think of Thanksgiving. But there’s no reason why you can’t have succulent turkey breast every night of the week—without having to set your oven on full blast or spend half your time basting your bird! By using an air fryer, you can prepare turkey quickly and easily without sacrificing flavor or losing any juicy meat to overcooking. Here’s how to cook a bone-in turkey breast in an air fryer so that it comes out juicy, flavorful, and perfectly cooked through.
I found 350F a perfect temperature for cooking the turkey breast in an air fryer. That’s hot enough to give you crispy skin but not so hot that it burns or becomes tough.
Most recipes recommend you cook your turkey breast anywhere from eight minutes per pound of weight up to 12 minutes per pound of weight, depending on how crispy you like your meat. However, with larger pieces of meat, 15-18 minutes per pound of weight is more likely.
Be sure to shake off any excess liquid after thawing your turkey breast. This will help ensure it cooks evenly and isn’t watery at all when you are done.