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Air fried chicken cutlet with lemon slices and an arugula salad
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Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets

Air fryer chicken cutlets are so easy to make! These breaded chicken cutlets get perfectly crispy in the air fryer.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, chicken
Servings: 2
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Aimee



  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • cup panko breadcrumbs
  • cooking spray


  • Take your chicken breast and dry with paper towels. Slice in half horizontally (starting at the thick end) so that you have two thin chicken breasts. If needed, pound with a meat mallet until ¼ inch thick.
  • Sprinkle the garlic powder, salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken breasts.
  • To a shallow bowl, add the egg, mustard, and water and whisk together.
  • To a separate shallow bowl, add the panko breadcrumbs.
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the egg, coating both sides, then the panko, pressing in the panko as needed.
  • Place the coated chicken cutlets on a plate or cutting board and spray all sides lightly with cooking spray.
  • Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 7-9 minutes at 400 degrees F, carefully flipping halfway through.
  • Remove and serve as desired.


  • All air fryers cook differently. A meat thermometer is highly recommended to make sure your chicken is cooked properly. Chicken breast should be cooked to 165 degrees F.
  • Depending on how thick your chicken breast is, you may need slightly more or less time in the air fryer.
  • You can get thinly sliced chicken breasts. If using chicken breasts that are already around ¼ inch thin, you will need 2 instead of 1 chicken breast.
  • You do not need to preheat the air fryer for this recipe, unless your air fryer specifically calls for it.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 853mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg