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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets

These crispy chicken cutlets are an excellent choice for family dinners, picnics, or casual get-togethers. Serve with a side of salad, air fryer chips, or simply enjoy on their own.
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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep 10 minutes
  • Cook 20 minutes
  • Servings 2 people

Air fryer chicken cutlets are the answer to your weeknight dinner dilemmas. This sumptuous dish is not only quick to whip up but also offers a healthier twist to the traditional deep-fried version, making it an instant hit with both adults and kids alike.

Our easy-to-follow recipe provides a step-by-step guide to creating delectably light and crunchy cutlets, minus the excess oil. Air frying ensures your chicken cutlets are impeccably crispy on the outside, while retaining that juicy tenderness within, all in a fraction of the time it would take in a conventional oven.

With just a short 20-minute cook time, you’re not only saving precious minutes in the kitchen but also cutting back on energy consumption. The beauty of this dish lies in its adaptability. Feel free to get creative by infusing the breadcrumb mixture with your favorite spices or herbs, ensuring every bite is packed with flavor. And for the ultimate gourmet experience, pair your air fryer chicken cutlets with homemade garlic mayonnaise or serve alongside crispy air fryer fries. The culinary possibilities are endless!

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  1. To prepare the Chicken Cutlets with the Air Fryer start by beating the chicken breast slices with a meat tenderizer. In a dish put the eggs add salt, a little pepper and beat everything well.

  2. Now roll the chicken breast slices on both sides first in the flour, then in the egg and finally in the breadcrumbs making light pressure with your hands so that the bread clings well on all sides of the slices.

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  3. Preheat the air fryer to 360°F (180°C) and once it reaches temperature remove the basket, place the breaded chicken slices inside, spray both sides with a little oil and cook at 360°F (180°C) for 15 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking. Finish cooking at 400°F (200°C) for another 3-4 minutes.

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  4. Once cooked and golden brown, remove the Chicken Cutlets from the Air Fryer and serve them piping hot and crispy accompanied perhaps by a salad or chips and a few slices of lemon.

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If you like, you can add a sprinkling of Turmeric, Paprika or chopped herbs to the breadcrumbs so that your Chicken Cutlets with Air Fryer will be even more flavorful.


To get nicely crispy Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets, it is important that the breadcrumbs be very fine and well arranged on both sides of the breaded slices.


Chicken Cutlets with Air Fryer should be eaten immediately we do not recommend storage but in case you can refrigerate them for at most 1 day and then reheat them with the Air Fryer.