Air Fryer Chicken Schnitzel is a German chicken dish that will leave you coming back for more. Air Fryer Schnitzel is tender chicken with a crispy breadcrumb crust. It’s flavorful and tender!
Air Fryer Schnitzel
When most people think of German food, they think of heavy dishes like sausages and schweinbraten. But there’s another side to German cuisine that’s lighter and perfect for summertime – this chicken schnitzel recipe!
In this German chicken recipe, we’ll show you how to make air fryer chicken schnitzel that’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. So if you’re looking for a new way to prepare chicken, give this recipe a try!
Air Fryer Chicken Schnitzel is a great dish to make for dinner. It’s easy to follow the recipe, and it doesn’t take long to cook. The result is a delicious chicken dish that everyone will love.
You just need an air fryer and some basic ingredients to whip up this air fryer schnitzel.
We eat chicken a lot because it’s inexpensive and tastes great in a variety of ways. Be sure to try out my Air Fryer Peanut Butter Chicken Legs, Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Pasta, and Air Fryer Chicken Fajita Burritos if you are looking for more chicken dishes.
Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Schnitzel
- Less than 25 minutes, start to finish
- Only 6 ingredients
- Kid approved
- Easy dinner idea
- Great for entertaining
What Is Schnitzel?
Schnitzel is a dish that is popular in Germany and Austria. It is made from pork or veal, and is usually breaded and fried. I decided to make chicken schnitzel for something fun and different.
This chicken schnitzel recipe is a pretty straightforward dish to make, and it can be served with a variety of different sauces. If you are looking for an easy and delicious dish to add to your menu, then you should try making German schnitzel.
German Chicken Ingredients
This recipe only requires only a few ingredients, so it is simple and easy to make. You will love the crispy texture and delicious flavor of this dish.
Chicken: You can’t go wrong with this chicken schnitzel dish! I love the leanness, and since the cutlets are thin, they crisp up perfectly in the air fryer.
Eggs: Beaten eggs are an excellent base for this recipe. If you are looking for a little more flavor, consider adding minced garlic instead of just regular old salt and pepper. The extra flavor will elevate your dish!
Breadcrumbs or Panko: Feel free to use any breadcrumbs you like! You can also use gluten-free, keto, or low-carb, so choose your favorite brand and go to town!
Seasonings: Salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. Plus, anything else you like.
And, of course, with your Air Fryer today, I used my Cosori basket style, but you can use any oven style for this recipe!
How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Schnitzel
Step 1: Prepare the coating
Mix the breadcrumbs or panko, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. In another bowl, add your egg and whisk it with a fork. Add in the lemon juice.
Step 2: Coat the chicken
Then dip the chicken breasts into the eggs and then into the breadcrumb mixture. As you coat your chicken, place it into the air fryer basket.
Step 3: Air fry schnitzel
Set the temperature to 360 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 10 – 12 minutes, flipping halfway. The air fryer schnitzel is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Serve and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind Of Meat Is Used For Schnitzel?
When it comes to making schnitzel, there are a lot of different meats that you can use. But what kind of meat is best for making schnitzel? You can use any boneless cut of meat, and you can make wiener schnitzel, which uses boneless veal chops, chicken breasts, or pork schnitzel. You can use boneless pork chops.
What Sauce Goes Well With Schnitzel?
Do you love Schnitzel as much as I do? What is your favorite sauce to pair with it? In my opinion, a rich and creamy mushroom sauce is the perfect complement to this dish. Some common ones are:
What Side Items Go With This Chicken Schnitzel Recipe?
The options are endless! Serve with a side of sauerkraut, potatoes, salad, or potato salad!
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If you're looking for an easy and delicious weeknight meal, look no further than air fryer chicken schnitzel. This dish is simple to make and downright tasty. Plus, it's a great way to use up any leftover chicken breasts you may have lying around. So what are you waiting for? Dig in!
- 2 6 ounce chicken breasts butterflied
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 cup breadcrumbs or panko
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Mix the breadcrumbs or panko, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. In another bowl, add your egg and whisk it with a fork, add in the lemon juice.
Then dip the chicken breasts into the eggs, and then dip it into the breadcrumbs (or panko) As you coat your chicken, place it into the air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 360 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway.
Remove the chicken when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
Plate, serve, and enjoy!