Saturday, August 31, 2019

Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets #Recipe @PegCochran

Do you have an air fryer?  I got one from hubby for Christmas.  At first it pretty much just sat in the cupboard--I really wasn't sure what to do with it.  My daughter has one and uses it a lot although she's often making chicken nuggets for the kids in it.

I finally started looking up air fryer recipes and I've actually been using it more and more! It makes wonderfully crispy fries, "fried" shrimp, "fried" chicken and other "fried" things using much less fat,  It also heats up quickly and cooks quickly both of which save you time in the kitchen!  

This recipe came from somewhere although I don't remember where! I made a few changes to it--I forgot the parmesan and it turned out great.  Instead of using lemon zest in the coating, I squeezed some lemon over the finished product.  I also used one chicken breast (they're so gigantic these days) and cut it in half horizontally before breading and cooking.  The recipe serves two--depending on the size of your chicken breasts (and the size of your appetite), you may want to use one or two.

1 large egg, beaten

1/4 c. all-purpose flour

3/4 c. panko bread crumbs

1/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan

2 tsp. lemon zest

1 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt (to taste)
Freshly ground black pepper

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


Place eggs and flour in two separate shallow bowls. In a third shallow bowl, combine panko, Parmesan, lemon zest, oregano, and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper.

Working one at a time, dip chicken into flour, then eggs, and then panko mixture, pressing to coat.

Place in air fryer basket and cook at 375° for 10 minutes. Flip chicken, and cook for another 5 minutes, until coating is golden and chicken is cooked through. 

Golden brown and crispy! 

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  1. Thank you for sharing today. My husband and I have been discussing whether we want to buy one or not

    1. It's the kind of thing you can live without but if you get one, and make a point to find ways to use it, you'll find it comes in handy. Sometimes I cook things in it that I would have put in the oven because it takes less time and with only two of us, I'm not cooking great quantities.

  2. Your chicken cutlets look amazing and I am happy to read your positive review on the air fryer. I have given both my DILs air fryers but still don't have one myself. I'm afraid it will just sit on the counter like the Instant Pot.....

    1. I know what you mean! I haven't used my instant pot much except as a slow cooker but I think when the weather turns colder, I will make a point of trying more recipes in it!

  3. This sounds very tasty.
    I'll try it in the oven. It should do nicely there.

  4. Looks yummy. Never heard of an air fryer. Hmm. ~ Daryl

    1. Really?! You never heard of an air fryer?
      You've been working too hard. Recipes using it are all over the place.
      I don't intend to get one. Too many gizmos taking up space as it is.

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