Switch up your traditional turkey by making an air-fried turkey breast with cherry glaze. Glazing the turkey at the end prevents over-browning, but delivers a nice fruity finish.
Chicken, Holiday Favorites
Author: Meredith Laurence
5poundBone-in turkey breast
½teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1tablespoonchopped fresh thyme leaves
freshly ground black pepper
Pre-heat the air fryer to 350ºF.
Brush the turkey breast all over with the olive oil. Combine the thyme, sage, salt and pepper and rub the outside of the turkey breast with the spice mixture.
Transfer the seasoned turkey breast to the air fryer basket, breast side up, 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.
While the turkey is air-frying, combine the cherry preserves, fresh thyme, soy sauce and pepper in a small bowl. 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,
NOTE FROM MEREDITH: You’ll need a larger air fryer (5-quart air fryer or bigger) to make this recipe. If you have a 3-quart air fryer, you can cook a 3-pound bone-in split turkey breast. Just cut the seasonings and glaze ingredients in half, and you may need to trim a little of the base of the breast bone away so that it fits into your air fryer basket. Don’t worry if it’s a tight fit because the turkey will shrink a little once it is cooked, so it will be easier to turn when the time comes. Cook for 20 minutes breast side up, then 20 minutes breast side down and finally another 15 minutes breast side up. Then, glaze the turkey and cook it for 5 more minutes. *This recipe can be made gluten-free with gluten-free soy sauce.
Air Fried Turkey Breast with Cherry Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.