January 1, 2024

Air-Fryer Chicken Cutlets

Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets
Are you craving crispy, juicy chicken cutlets without the greasy mess? Look no further than your air fryer! This recipe unlocks the secrets to air-fried perfection, giving you chicken cutlets that are golden and crispy, and easy to make for weeknight cooking! You will love this healthier version of your typical fried chicken cutlet, which are crisp on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside! Lightly coated in oil and air-fried to perfection, these tenders are crispy and just the right amount of salty.
Air fryer chicken cutlets are:
• Healthier: Ditch the deep fryer and significantly reduce oil usage, making these cutlets a guilt-free indulgence.
• Faster: Forget lengthy preheating and messy cleanup. Air fryers cook cutlets in a flash, perfect for busy weeknights.
• Versatile: From salads and sandwiches to a main course served you’re your favorite sides. • Crowd-pleaser: Guaranteed to become a family favorite, perfect for satisfying appetites of all ages.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian


  • 1 lb chicken breast, pounded ¼ inch thin *you can slice chicken brreats in half lengthwise and then pound thin, or buy thinly sliced chicken breast.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unseasoned Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup Panko
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • Cooking Spray or your choice of oil


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Mix flour and ½ tsp salt in a shallow dish.
  • Whisk eggs in a second shallow dish
  • Combine breadcrumbs, panko, parmesan cheese and 1 ½ tsp salt in a third shallow dish.
  • Dredge each chicken breast in flour, tapping off any excess flour, then coat in egg, and finally cover in the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Press the breadcrumb mixture into the chicken on both sides firmly (this helps keep them crispy)
  • Generously spray both sides of each tender with cooking spray (or drizzle with oil) and spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Add as many chicken cutletsas you can to air fryer (depending on air fryer basket size, tenders will need to be air-fried in batches).
  • Air fry for 5 minutes. Flip and continue to air fry for an additional 5 minutes or until chicken has cooked through and is golden brown on the outside.
Keyword 30 minute meal, air fryer, chicken, kid-friendly

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