Air-Fried Turkey Breast with Maple Mustard Glaze

How great that you can cook a turkey breast in your air fryer! That means that you can roast an additional breast if you're having a huge crowd for Thanksgiving, OR if you're having a smaller group, you can air-fry your turkey and leave your oven available for all the side dishes. You'll need to have a large air fryer for this recipe - at least 5 quarts in size. If you have a smaller air fryer, you can try a boneless 3 pound turkey breast and cook it for about 35 - 45 minutes.

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Air-Fried Turkey Breast with Maple Mustard Glaze

  • Prep Time: 10 m
  • Cook Time: 55 m
  • Resting Time: 5 m
  • Total Time: 1 h 5 m
  • Servings:


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 5 pound whole turkey breast
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Pre heat air fryer to 350ºF.
  2. Brush the olive oil all over the turkey breast.
  3. Combine the thyme, sage, paprika, salt and pepper and rub the outside of the turkey breast with the spice mixture.
  4. Transfer the seasoned turkey breast to the air fryer basket and air-fry at 350ºF for 25 minutes. Turn the turkey breast on its side and air-fry for another 12 minutes. Turn the turkey breast on the opposite side and air-fry for another 12 minutes. The internal temperature of the turkey breast should reach 165ºF when fully cooked.
  5. While the turkey is air-frying, combine the maple syrup, mustard and butter in a small saucepan. When the cooking time is up, return the turkey breast to an upright position and brush the glaze all over the turkey. Air-fry for a final 5 minutes, until the skin is nicely browned and crispy. Let the turkey rest, loosely tented with foil, for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
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  1. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! This is the first thing I made in my air fryer. I had my family vote and this recipe beat the deep fried turkey at Thanskgiving. It was super juicy and flavorful. I posted pixs on Facebook and several friends went out and purchased air-fryers. Thank you for sharing your recipes!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this recipe a few months ago, and have been wanting to make it again ever since. Entire family loved it. Not normally a fan of turkey, but this recipe changed my mind. Sooo delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    Well, I suppose after my 9th time making this, I should post! This recipe was easy to follow, lends itself well to changing once you’re comfortable, and is that #1 requested thing I made– for holidays or basically anytime we have anyone over. Oh, and also once every month or two just for us. YUM!

  4. 5 stars
    Absolutely fantastic. I messed up the first time and added the final glaze too early but it was still fantastic. I used a meat thermometer to ensure I didn’t over cook it and it was awesome. This recipe 💯!!!

    1. It may take a little longer in your oven air fryer because the heating element is further away from the turkey breast than in the compact air fryers.

    1. Hi Cheryl,
      Yes, you can roast this in your oven. It will be moist unless you over-cook it. Keep checking the internal temperature of the breast and when it reaches 160˚F, remove it from the oven and let it rest, tented with foil.

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