Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets

These Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets come out golden, crispy, and juicy. Breaded chicken cutlets a delicious and easy meal to make in the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets

My air fryer has been a game-changer for me—no need to use oil to cook breaded chicken. The clean-up process is ten times easier!

You say breaded chicken, and I’m in. These chicken cutlets in the air fryer come out juicy and flavorful! They’re a little bit healthier than traditional fried chicken since they’re not high in fat.

Use these air fryer chicken cutlets to make a tasty sandwich, or pair them with your favorite sides.

You must check out these other super delicious breaded chicken recipes; Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Shake N Bake Chicken Breast, and Air Fryer Katsu Chicken Tenders.

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❤️ Why you’ll love this easy air fryer recipe

  • Easy Recipe – With only a few simple steps, this recipe is super easy to make and perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Delicious Recipe – These chicken cutlets come out perfect every time and are super versatile. Eat them as is, or use them to make a breaded chicken sandwich!

Ingredients

  • Chicken Breast Cutlets
  • Egg – I like to pick up my eggs from farmer’s markets or local stands when possible.
  • Milk – I prefer using Fairlife milk
  • Breadcrumbs – Italian Breadcrumbs are preferred, but you can use plain or panko breadcrumbs in a pinch.
  • Salt and Black pepper
  • Cooking spray
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✳️ Tips & Tricks

Always use a meat thermometer to ensure your chicken’s internal temperature is 165F. Once the timer goes off, take the chicken out of the air fryer so you don’t dry out the chicken. Use cooking spray to make crispy chicken cutlets.

Tools to make these Chicken Cutlets in Air Fryer

  • Cosori Air Fryer – this is my favorite air fryer. The large air fryer basket makes it so easy to cook your favorite recipes.
  • Tongs – tongs are easiest to remove and flip the chicken tenders
  • Meat thermometer – You always want to ensure the internal temperature of ANY chicken is 165F.

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets.

  1. Grab two shallow bowls. Add the egg into one bowl and whisk. Add the dry ingredients to another shallow dish and mix together.
  2. Dip a piece of chicken into the egg wash, making sure to coat both sides. Immediately transfer to the breading station, coating both sides.
  3. Spray the chicken with avocado oil.
  4. Transfer the breaded cutlets to the air fryer basket and cook at 390F for 14 minutes. Flipping halfway through.
  5. Once the timer goes off, make sure the internal temperature is 165F. The chicken cutlets should had a golden crust and crispy texture. Remove from the basket and serve.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a shallow bowl, add the egg and whisk.
  3. In another mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients.
  4. Dunk the chicken into the egg wash, then transfer to the bread crumbs. Make sure you coat both sides.
  5. Transfer the chicken tenders to a baking sheet and spray the top with avocado oil.
  6. Air fryer chicken cutlets for 20-22 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  7. Remove the chicken tenders from the oven once the chicken is golden brown. Let the chicken rest for 3-5 minutes before eating for best results.

Substitutions

  • You can use a thin chicken breast or thinly sliced skinless chicken breasts it you don’t have chicken cutlets. If you use a chicken breast, you’ll need to butterfly it and then use a meat mallet to pound it flat.
  • If you don’t have Italian bread crumbs, you can use Panko bread crumbs instead.
  • If you use plain breadcrumbs, feel free to add garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley or Italian seasoning, or any of your favorite dried seasonings for extra flavor.
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What to serve with Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets

I paired these with easy chicken cutlets with frozen vegetables, you you can serve with your favorite sides so the whole family can enjoy them.

How to store

Store leftovers in an airtight glass container for up to 5 days.

♨️ How to reheat

Remove the lid from the container and microwave on high for 1 to 1.5 minutes or until the chicken is warm. Alternatively, you can transfer to a microwave save plate to warm up.

To warm this up in your air fryer, cook it for 2-3 minutes at 400F.

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❓FAQs

How long to heat up chicken cutlets in air fryer?

Cook at 390F for 14 minutes, flipping halfway through. Make sure the internal temperature is 165F.

Can you cook raw chicken in a air fryer?

Yes, you can put raw chicken in the air fryer basket.

Should I put oil on chicken before air frying?

Spraying the chicken with avocado oil will help it get a golden brown color.

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Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets

These Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets come out golden, crispy, and juicy. Breaded chicken cutlets a delicious and easy meal to make in the air fryer.
5 from 43 votes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 250 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Serve with broccoli and cauliflower.
  • In one mixing bowl, add the egg and milk and whisk.
  • In another mixing bowl, add the panko bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper.
  • Submerge the chicken into the egg wash, then transfer to the bread crumbs. Make sure you coat both sides.
  • Transfer the chicken breast to Air Fryer and spray the top with avocado oil.
  • Cook at 390F for 7 minutes.
  • Once the timer goes off, flip the chicken breast and spray the top with avocado oil. Place back inside the Air Fryer and cook for another 7 minutes.
  • Make sure the internal temperature is 165F before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 10gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 429mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 132IUCalcium: 121mgIron: 3mg
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