Juicy Air Fried Chicken Cutlets: I Am Such A Newbie!

Oh, I am such an air fryer newbie!!! ๐Ÿ˜œ

I decided to start with something simple, like chicken cutlets. ๐Ÿ—

(Recipe at bottom)

My new kitchen air fryer gadget was all ready for use,ย and I felt some trepidation about starting all over with a new way to cook.

Click Here to read about my new Farberware air fryer

After all, I am not a natural cook and have pushed myself over the past few years to learn how to actually cook because I have 3 kids who need to eat, too. I knew take out wasn’t great for them, but we needed more variety so I had to increase my recipe repertoire. Soooo…since January, 2016, my Weight Watchers weight loss journey has encouraged me to take chances in the kitchen so I can know exactly what I am eating when I am home. I cook more now, than I have ever cooked in my life, but I am by no means a chef.

โค๏ธBut, I LOVE TO EAT!๐Ÿ˜

Chicken Cutlets have always been my downfall because I always overdo them or undercook them whether it is on the cooktop, oven, toaster oven, or microwave, so I was excited to see if an air fryer could change my luck…and it did!

๐Ÿ‘Yes! I made some thinly sliced chicken cutlets two ways & both came out juicy and delicious. ๐Ÿ‘We enjoyed the ones brushed with canola oil, more than the ones without, but both were delish! ๐Ÿ‘

Hereโ€™s the simple recipe:

๐Ÿ”นEasy-Peasy Air Fried Chicken Cutlets๐Ÿ”น

Cook Time: 10 minutes (adjust for your own unit)


  • 2 thin cutlets (5.5 oz total)
  • seasonings of your choice (I used onion powders, garlic powders, and paprika)
  • canola oil, 1 teaspoon (can work for 4 cutlets as well, but I used it all on the two)
  • basting brush is useful


  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 360.
  2. With Oil: Prepare chicken cutlets by brushing both sides with 1 tsp canola oil & then add the seasonings of your choice. I used my favorites: garlic powder, onion powder, & paprika. That’s it!
  3. Take basket out of air fryer and spray with non-stick or canola oil spray so the cutlets do not stick.
  4. Gently lay 2 cutlets into basket
  5. Cook for approx. 10 minutes or until cooked.
  6. Omitting the oil doesn’t change the cook time.

๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ˜ŠEnjoy perfectly juicy chicken cutlets! Total Yum!

Note:ย  Spray Oils can work well and can save you calories/SmartPoints, but I really like to measure my oils out when I can.ย  I also think that with chicken, I get more flavor when I use actual oil vs. the spray.

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸณSmartPoints Info: 3 sp for two 5.5 ounce chicken cutlets with 1 tsp of canola oil or 2 sp for the same cutlets without the oil. Always put your own ingredients into the recipe builder on the app for accuracy & then you can save your individual recipe.

Nom Nom! I am so thrilled to finally have something that can help me make juicy chicken cutlets, a lean meat and high in protein!ย  Just love them, but never mastered them, until now!

Will I use it more than my ovens?ย  Time will tell. I will use it for Chicken cutlets though!

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