Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets {Homemade Recipe}

YieldPreparation timeCook timeTotal time
2 servings 15 minutes 25 minutes 40 minutes

Try this recipe of breaded chicken breast fillets in the air fryer and you’ll be enchanted. Learn how to season skinless boneless chicken breasts by following each step.

Ingredients

  • 1 raw and fresh chicken breast
  • 1 cup ground bread
  • 1 teaspoon minced black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Maggi seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon English sauce
  • olive oil or cooking spray

Extra ingredients

  • 1 spinach
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaisse

Equipment

Instructions

1. Wash and rinse the chicken breast thoroughly. Rub a lemon over them and then rinse.

2. Remove the chicken’s bones, cut the breasts into fillets, and smash them. You can get 4 large fillets from a whole breast.

3. Combine salt, black pepper, garlic, Maggi seasoning, English sauce and vinegar. Marinate the chicken breast fillets in the marinade, then scrub them to incorporate all the flavors.

4. As a next step, coat the breasts in flour, press it into the breasts. You can shake each piece to allow any excess to drip off.

5. Then break the egg into a separate recipient and whisk it. Dip the chicken breasts and immediately cover them with ground bread on another plate.

6. Sprinkle oil over the chicken breast pieces and arrange them in the air fryer basket/rack. Be careful not to overcrowd the basket.

7. Cook at 400ºF (204ºC) for 25-30 minutes, flipping them halfway. When they turn golden brown, they are ready.

8. To prepare the garnish: wash spinach, tomatoes, onion and lemon. Slice tomatoes and onions.

9. Serve your air fryer breaded chicken breast fillets, placing mayonnaise, pieces of lemon, tomatoes, onion and spinach. Enjoy!

In case you don’t have the extra ingredients or want to flavor it differently. Prepare a delicious breaded breast sandwich, this will make your day!

Can you air fry breaded chicken breast fillets?

Certainly, this is a healthy and easy way. It requires less oil than you think, so you save this item and eat a healthier chicken breast with the air fryer. Nevertheless, you won’t be disappointed since the chicken breast fillets will be juicy, crunchy, and surprisingly tasty.

How to cook breaded chicken breast fillets in the air fryer?

It is important to season them with the ingredients specified in the recipe. After that, choose what kind of ground bread you want to use. You can use panko, minced bread crumbs, or combine the crumbs with parmesan cheese. If you wish to make this dish spicy, add about 1/2 teaspoon chili powder to the seasonings.

Another tip for this recipe of air fryer breaded chicken breast fillets is to use almond flour or all-purpose flour. You can choose any of these options.

As we mentioned earlier, you have to bone the chicken breast, so you’ll get the perfect fillets making cuts carefully. As mentioned earlier, the chicken breast must be boned beforehand in order to get perfect fillets. Cut the breast with a knife to open it as if it was a book, make the same with the rest.

How long to cook breaded chicken breast in the air fryer?

Obviously, the answer differs from model to model depending on the power and size of the breast (fillets, cutlets, strips, tenders, nuggets or bite-size). For raw frozen chicken breast fillets, it might take 30-34 minutes at 370ºF (188ºC).

If you want to fry pre-made frozen chicken breast, such as Tyson air fried chicken breast (breaded), it would take about 14 minutes at 400°F (204°C).


Cooking chart for breaded chicken breast fillets

ModelCooking timeTemperature
Cosori25-35 minutesPreheat
360ºF (182ºC)
Philips22 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Shaq 6qt26 minutes370ºF (188ºC)
Air fryer oven 36030 minutesPreheat
400ºF (204ºC)
Ninja Max8-14 minutesPreheat
375ºF (190ºC)
Pampered chef deluxe18 minutespress
air fry/roast
Ninja 4qt24-25 minutes375ºF (190ºC)
Instant pot duo36 minutesair fry
IKich30 minutes370ºF (188ºC)
Ambiano20 minutesPreheat
356ºF (180ºC)
Nuwave Brio 10qt30-35 minutesPreheat
360ºF (182ºC)
Ninja foodi XL10 minutes392ºF (200ºC)
Emeril Lagasse Power 360 XL30 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Power air fryer Oven Elite14 minutes
pre-cooked breast
400ºF (204ºC)
Models, times and temps for air fryer breaded chicken breast fillets.

Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets

Try this recipe of breaded chicken breast fillets in the air fryer and you'll be enchanted. Learn how to season skinless boneless chicken breasts by following each step.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican
Keyword: chicken breast, fillets
Servings: 2
Calories: 500kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 raw and fresh chicken breast
  • 1 cup ground bread
  • 1 teaspoon minced black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Maggi seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon English sauce
  • olive oil

Extra ingredients

  • 1 spinach
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Wash and rinse the chicken breast thoroughly. Rub a lemon over them and then rinse.
  • Remove the chicken's bones, cut the breasts into fillets, and smash them. You can get 4 large fillets from a whole breast.
  • Combine salt, black pepper, garlic, Maggi seasoning, English sauce and vinegar. Marinate the chicken breast fillets in the marinade, then scrub them to incorporate all the flavors.
  • As a next step, coat the breasts in flour, press it into the breasts. You can shake each piece to allow any excess to drip off.
  • Then break the egg into a separate recipient and whisk it. Dip the chicken breasts and immediately cover them with ground bread on another plate.
  • Sprinkle oil over the chicken breast pieces and arrange them in the air fryer basket/rack. Be careful not to overcrowd the basket.
  • Cook at 400ºF (204ºC) for 25-30 minutes, flipping them halfway. When they turn golden brown, they are ready.
  • To prepare the garnish: wash spinach, tomatoes, onion and lemon. Slice tomatoes and onions.
  • Serve your air fryer breaded chicken breast fillets, placing mayonnaise, pieces of lemon, tomatoes, onion and spinach. Enjoy!

Notes

Calories were estimated using an online nutrition calculator. As a rough guide, it is not intended to replace the advice of a professional dietitian. The exact values can vary depending on the exact ingredients used.

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