Learn how to make the crispiest breaded chicken breasts ever in the air fryer. It’s so easy to do with Panko breadcrumbs, and you don’t need any oil.
When I first un-packaged my air fryer, I wasn’t sure I would be a fan. I don’t typically eat a lot of fried foods, so I wasn’t sure it would have a place in my kitchen.
Using the Air Fryer
As soon as I used it, I saw what all of the fuss was about. The air fryer has the ability to cook things evenly, quickly, and provide an exterior crisp. It’s less like fried food, and more like cooking something really well in the oven without it getting soggy.
Another thing I love about the air fryer is that it doesn’t heat up your kitchen as the oven does. So, if you want to make some extra delicious chicken breasts, and you’re not in the mood to grill them, this is the way to go.
How To Make Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
So, I thought the air fryer would be perfect to make breaded chicken breasts. I love to make chicken cutlets, but I wanted to do so more easily. And without all of the oil.
To make these air fryer breaded chicken breasts, you start with a classic dredge in flour and then you dip the chicken in a whisked egg to make sure the breading sticks. For the breading, I like to use Panko breadcrumbs. I think they provide the most texture.
If you have a wire rack for your air fryer, use it. It helps the chicken stay crispy on the bottom. It isn’t imperative, but it really takes things to the next level. In just about a half an hour, you’re on your way to having crispy and juicy chicken for dinner.
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