Crispy, golden, delicious Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets is my favorite way to make breaded chicken without all the oil! Air fryer breaded chicken will become your new favorite way to prepare chicken. It requires minimal prep and less than 20 minutes to cook. Serve these air fryer chicken cutlets on their own, in hamburger rolls or over a salad!
A quick but flavorful recipe to cook breaded chicken breasts in the air fryer in just 20 minutes!
4 chicken breast cutlets
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a shallow plate, mix the breadcrumbs with garlic powder until well combined.
In another shallow plate, beat the egg with black pepper and salt.
Add flour into a last shallow plate.
Dip the chicken cutlet into the flour, then egg mixture , then breadcrumb mixture.
Shake off excess breading. Repeat for the remaining chicken.
Spray the air fryer pan with cooking spray.
Preheat the air fryer to 390°F and generously Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
In batches transfer chicken cutlets to the air fryer basket. Spray the top of the chicken with cooking spray as well.
Place the chicken in the basket of the air fryer, without over crowding the pan.
Cook for 5 minutes on one side then turn it, spray with cooking spray again and cook for another 5 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Cook time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your chicken breasts.
Serve and Enjoy!
Pre heat your air fryer before adding the breaded chicken, for about 3 minutes.
Don’t overcrowd the basket. Avoid the temptation of jamming a bunch of chicken pieces into the air fryer basket, this will lead to unevenly cooked cutlets.
Flip the cutlets halfway through. To ensure they are crispy on both sides.
Generously spray the chicken cutlets with cooking spray, once you place it in the air fryer and once you turn it halfway too.
Don’t overcook your chicken breast: These cutlets cook really quick, overcooking can make them dry. I recommend you check around 7 minutes.