Air Fryer Honey Balsamic Chicken Breast

Are you looking for an exciting air fryer recipe? Do you need quick mid-week meals with little prep and clean-up? And do you want inspiration for delicious dinners for all the family?

You are in the right place! I recently came up with a recipe for honey balsamic chicken breast cooked in the air fryer, and it’s so good I had to share it with you!

If you’re looking for more delicious chicken recipes, check out my Pollo Guisado Dominicano or Rachna’s Air fryer Chicken Leg Quarters!

Weeknights are the time for easy, minimal-effort cooking. There are too many other things going on to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, especially when washing up! That is why my honey balsamic chicken breast recipe is ideal for a mid-week dinner as there is no clean-up after your preparation. Yes – you read that correctly! You will have nothing to wash up after you’ve prepped the ingredients.

Read on to find out how to make my honey balsamic chicken recipe! The meat is moist and succulent, with a sweet glaze that caramelizes in the heat. If your air fryer is sitting there, gathering dust, then this recipe is for you.

What ingredients will I need for this honey balsamic chicken recipe?

My recipe for honey balsamic glaze only needs a few ingredients, so there is no need to rush out to the supermarket. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner!

You will need:

  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
  • And, of course, chicken breasts
  • Mustard
  • Lemon

This is the dinner you can plan and prepare in just five minutes. If you’re stuck for inspiration for a quick and delicious dinner, then look no further than your kitchen cupboards. There you will find all the ingredients for this honey balsamic glaze.


One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is my air fryer! It is handy for quick cooking, and everything turns out perfectly. Fries are crisp, brownies are soft and gooey, and chicken emerges tender and caramelized.

Since I bought my air fryer, I find that I use my oven less, especially as it takes time to preheat AND cook when I can put food on the table in a fraction of the time with an air fryer.

So, if you’ve been struggling to find inspiration for air fryer dinner ideas, then my honey balsamic chicken breast recipe is perfect for you. It’s quick and effortless, not to mention delicious and moist! It is the meal for you to get back into the swing of air frying.

So, how do you make my honey balsamic chicken breast in the air fryer? What makes this recipe so great for a weeknight with NO prep clean-up?

You marinate the chicken in a plastic zip-lock bag.

Here’s what you do:

Mix in a small bowl, the balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, rosemary, mustard, lemon, salt and pepper. Then add the chicken into a zip-lock bag and add the marinade.

Tightly seal the bag and massage the marinade around the chicken, then place it in the fridge for a couple of hours to absorb the flavors.

Line your air fryer basket with baking paper or with cooking spray. Put the chicken it in the air fryer, spritz the top of the chicken with the left over marinade, and set the timer and cook for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes. All done!

Then cut the chicken breast into thick slices, serve with some roasted potatoes, vegetables, or a salad on the side.

This recipe is perfect for a mid-week meal because it’s so quick and easy to make. The chicken breast is succulent and cooked to perfection, while the honey balsamic glaze gives it a lovely sweetness and tang.

Side dishes

Delicious green salad:

A fresh salad is always a great combination with balsamic chicken. Simply wash and chop some lettuce, add cherry tomatoes cucumber, bell pepper, avocado (if you like), and any other vegetables that take your fancy. Serve with lemon-vinegar dressing.

Baked potatoes wedges:

Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Cut potatoes into wedges, spray with cooking oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake for around 25 minutes until golden brown. Serve with ketchup, sour cream, or yogurt and chives.

Honey Balsamic Chicken Tip #1: If you’re feeling adventurous, you can pour the leftover marinade into a saucepan and bring it to a boil to serve as a sticky sauce with your chicken.

Honey Balsamic Chicken Tip #2: Remember to place your chicken in a single layer in the air fryer basket so the heat can circulate the meat, therefore cooking it quickly.



Marinating: The marinade needs at least 2 hours to soak the chicken. So if you have time earlier in the day or the day before, the chicken can sit in the zip-lock bag of marinade for 24 hours in the fridge.

Cooking: If you would like to cook the chicken in advance, this recipe will be delicious as a cold picnic lunch with bread and salad. However, it is best to eat it straight from the air fryer for a hot dinner while it’s juicy and caramelized.

Now there is no need to wrack your brains for a quick, easy and delicious dinner! My honey balsamic chicken breast recipe is effortless to make, succulent and sweet, and an opportunity for you to brush off your air fryer again!

More delicious recipes:

Chicken Skewers

Senegalese Yassa Chicken

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Chicken Liver with Tomato Sauce

Honey Balsamic Chicken served with potato wedges.


Delicious and tender chicken marinated in honey balsamic glaze and cooked in the air fryer for a quick and effortless mid-week dinner!
5 from 34 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 271 kcal


  • ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dried rosemary
  • ½- 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon
  • 2 Whole chicken breasts boneless, and skinless
  • Cooking Spray


  • In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, honey, mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, rosemary, salt, and garlic.
  • Place the chicken in a large resealable bag, pour the marinade over them, seal the bag, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat the air fryer for a few minutes.
  • Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper or lightly coat it with cooking spray. Next, place the marinated chicken in the air fryer.
  • Cook at 375ºF / 190ºC for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken, add some more marinade (if desired), and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF / 75ºC, ensuring the chicken is no longer pink inside.
  • Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes, then cut the chicken breasts into slices. Serve with baked potato wedges or a refreshing green salad.


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Serving: 1 portionCalories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 24gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 718mgPotassium: 453mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Hello!
    I have a question. My air fryer has the setting for air fry and, also, bake. In your instructions it says bake it, is this the setting I should choose?

    1. Hi Irina,
      That’s a great question! It depends on your air fryer, but I would suggest leaving it on air fry mode, which should be the standard setting and usually provides the best results.
      Many thanks,