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Air fryer Chicken Cutlets

These chicken cutlets in air fryer are super easy to do. You can have them ready in under 15 minutes. So delicious and filling. A family favourite.
Course Main
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword air fryer breaded chicken breast, Air fryer chicken cutlets, chicken cutlets in air fryer
recipe air fryer chicken recipes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 379kcal


  • 2 Chicken Breasts 8 oz. or 225 gm. each
  • 2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic
  • 1 Egg beaten


  • Take 2 chicken breasts and cut into thin slices. I cut each breast into 3 slices and then pounded them lightly till they were vey thin and even.
  • Make sure they are dry.
  • Assemble the breadcrumbs. Take the spices in a bowl. Take two eggs and beat them.
  • Set up a breading station. Take eggs and seasoned breadcrumbs in a shallow plate.
  • Dip each chicken breast in the egg wash. Then in the breadcrumbs so as to evenly coat them all around.
  • Repeat this process with as many chicken breast slices as you can fit into your air fryer at one go.
  • My XL size can fit 3 at one go.
  • Preheat air fryer at 200 C or 390F for 5 minutes.
  • Brush oil lightly on the air fryer basket. This is to prevent the chicken from sticking.
  • Now place the breaded chicken breast slices in the air fryer. Air fry at 200 C or 390 F for about 6-8 minutes till the breading is golden and chicken is cooked.
  • The chicken stays moist while the breading gets golden and crunchy.
  • Serve hot with a dip of choice and a side salad for a delicious meal.
  • It truly is very tasty and super easy to make.
  • I did two batches for 2 breasts.


1. I slice each boneless chicken breast into 3 horizontal steaks. Then I pound them using a mallet or my mortar (from mortar and pestle) to a nice thinness. This is very important.
2. Use nice breadcrumbs. Panko work well. Italian breadcrumbs are already seasoned so they work well. But I mostly prepare my own breadcrumbs and season them, so you can work with whatever works for you.
3. Use beaten whole eggs for the breading. I don’t season the eggs.
4. Preheat air fryer: This way the chicken gets into a hot air fryer and the breading adheres better.
5. I use just a tiny bit of oil for brushing the air fryer basket and you can spray some on the chicken though it is not really needed. But it does make the chicken look more golden.
6. There is no need to flip the chicken cutlets during cooking time. I feel that they cook evenly even otherwise.
7. Enjoy with a dip of choice. Sriracha mayo works so well. You can also pair with a salad or even pasta or fried rice.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 804mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 721IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 4mg