Air-Fryer Chicken Cutlet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


1 serving

Updated: Sep. 18, 2023
If you're looking for a quick and easy lunch or dinner, these air-fryer chicken cutlets are just the thing. I love the Parmesan cheese in the coating combined with the chicken. —Marie Hoyer, Lewistown, Montana
Air-Fryer Chicken Cutlet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • Dash each garlic powder, onion powder and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast half (6 ounces)
  • Cooking spray


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. In another bowl, combine cheese and buttermilk. Place bread crumbs in a third shallow bowl.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Coat chicken with flour mixture; dip in buttermilk, then coat with crumbs. Place chicken on greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown and no longer pink, 8-10 minutes, turning once.

Air-Fryer Chicken Cutlets Tips

Can you marinate air-fryer chicken cutlets before breading them?

You can definitely marinate your air-fryer chicken cutlets in your favorite marinade! Or take inspiration from this buttermilk chicken and try an overnight buttermilk soak. You’ll want to shake off most of the liquid before starting the dredging step, then continue to cook as directed.

How do you store air-fryer chicken cutlets?

These chicken cutlets taste best fresh the day you make them, but you can store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Simply pop back into the air fryer to reheat. You can also freeze cooked chicken in freezer-safe bags for up to 4 months.

How can you serve air-fryer chicken cutlets?

These chicken cutlets pair perfectly with many of your favorite sides! Try it sliced on top of a Caesar salad, next to some grilled veggies, or with a serving of pasta. Turn these cutlets into a quick chicken Parmesan sandwich by topping with marinara and mozzarella for an added few minutes in the air fryer. Slide onto a bun and you’re set!

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 cutlet: 333 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 628mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 41g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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