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Air Fryer Turkey Breast Recipe

Air Fryer Turkey Breast Recipe

This air fryer turkey breast is coated in a sweet savory orange glaze and herb butter. It is then roasted to an amazing golden brown color. The perfect quick and easy, fuss free turkey breast recipe!
Course Holiday Dinner, Main Dish, Thanksgiving Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 57 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 566kcal


Turkey Breast Ingredients

  • 3 ½ lbs. Bone-In Turkey Breast
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbsp. Rosemary chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Thyme chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Orange Glaze Ingredients

  • Juice from one orange
  • 2 tbsp. Herb Butter Mixture
  • ½ cup Honey

Homemade Gravy Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ cup Chicken Broth or you may use vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp. Roasted Turkey Juice
  • 1 tbsp. Herb Butter


How to make herb roasted turkey breast

  • In a medium bowl, add the softened butter and herbs. Use a fork or spoon to mash the ingredients together until well combined. Reserve 3 tablespoon and set Aside.
  • Check to see if the turkey breast fits in the air fryer. If not, cut the bones underneath the bones.
  • Apply the herb butter to the turkey breast. After the turkey breast is coated in the herb butter, place it in the air fryer breast up to cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • While the turkey is cooking, prepare the glaze. This step will allow you to be ready to baste the turkey after the 20 minutes are up. 
  • After 20 minutes, baste the turkey with the glaze. Then turn the turkey breast down and continue to baste. Put it back in the air fryer and cook for an additional 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Baste in every 10 minutes. 

How To Make Orange Glaze

  • Prepare the glaze by squeezing one orange into a small sauce pan. Add the honey, and the remaining 2 tablespoon herb butter. Season with salt and pepper, if necessary. 
    Bring the glaze to a quick boil then remove from the heat. Set aside to rest. 

How To Make Homemade Gravy

  • Heat up the herb butter mixture on medium low heat. Add 3 tbsp. all - purpose flour. Whisk well and slowly add 1 ½ cup chicken broth. Mix well.
  • Then add 3 tbsp. of the turkey juice. Continue whisking until smooth and the sauce starts to thicken up. Serve with the turkey.



Air Fryer Turkey Breast Notes

  • Be mindful of the air fryer you have. I have a Crux air fryer which typically holds a 5lbs. whole chicken. The turkey breast used in this recipe is about 3 ½ lbs.
  • If you have a larger air fryer, double the ingredients to make it work for you. 
  • Turkey breast cooks for approximately 20 minutes per pound.


Serving: 6Servings | Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 233mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 868mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg