Healthy Air Fryer Herbed Turkey Breast with Lemon Pepper
This recipe is based on 3 pound de-boned turkey breasts (or 4 pounds bone-in). Keep the skin-on the turkey because it keeps the meat moist during air frying. Have a kitchen thermometer ready to check the internal turkey temperature to ensure it’s cooked.
3poundsde-boned uncooked turkey breast*see recipe head note
1teaspoonlemon pepper or dried herb seasoning
1/2teaspoonsalt, or to taste
Make sure the turkey breast is completely thawed or else it will not cook through. Pat the turkey dry.
In a bowl or plastic bag, combine the oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon pepper or herbs, and salt. Add the turkey to the marinade, making sure the marinade completely coats the turkey breast. If possible, marinate for 1-2 hours.
Lightly spray or rub oil the air fryer basket. Remove the turkey from the marinade and place the turkey breast skin-side down in the air fryer basket.
Air Fry at 350°F for 25 minutes. Flip the turkey breast to skin side up, and Air Fry for another 25-35 minutes until internal temperature of turkey reaches 165°F in the thickest part. If you’re cooking bone-in turkey breast, cook for additional 5-10 minutes if needed.
Allow the breast to rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve while warm.
NOTE: To keep turkey breast from drying out (especially if it is skinless), spray the turkey top and edges with a little oil a couple times during cooking to keep it moist. It's like "basting" the turkey breast with oil. This is helpful if you have a bigger breast.
NOTE on SIZE: Some breasts are thinner or sometimes broken into several pieces including the tenderloin. If you're cooking separate smaller pieces, then cooking time is much less. If you want a "whole" looking breast when you have multiple pieces, then tie the pieces together with some kitchen string. This will give the breast a whole looking shape. Then marinate the breast according to the instructions.