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Brush the chicken breast with olive oil.
Sprinkle one side with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Place the breast in the air fryer basket seasoned side down. Then season the other side.
Cook at 360° for 9 minutes (for 8 oz chicken breast). Then flip the chicken breast over and cook for another 9 minutes. Larger chicken breasts need more cook time, and smaller ones need less time (see Recipe Notes).
Open the air fryer immediately so it doesn't continue cooking in the heat.
Take the temperature in the thickest part with an instant read thermometer. The temperature should read about 158°-160° F. If it is below that, close the lid of the air fryer to let the chicken cook in the residual heat for a few minutes. Then check it again.
Place it on a plate and loosely cover with foil and let it rest for 5 minutes. It will continue to cook in the residual heat (and the juices will go back into the meat). Then after 5 minutes take the temperature again. The temperature should be at least 165° F.
Serve immediately, or save for meal prep or to have for another recipe.