Marinating is not obligatory while cooking BBQ chicken breasts in an air fryer. However, if you want your chicken breasts a little bit spicier, you may marinate your chicken breasts in some good sauces or flavors. Make sure to remove any excess once you remove the chicken from the marinade to allow the chicken to crisp on the outside.
What about brine? While many BBQ chicken breast recipes use brines, we rather will use our air fryer for quick, safe and healthy eating. However, a brine is may be good if you are cooking pork chops. Also, as long as you don’t overcook the chicken breasts, you will have extra juicy chicken breasts in your air fryer eventually without even brining.