Air-Fryer Crispy Lemon Garlic Chicken

Aug 19 2021
Crispy chicken fans, we've got a whole new spin for you! These flavorful cutlets are so tasty, so versatile, and so easy to make in the air fryer (or oven, if you prefer). Serve them with side dishes, slice to top a salad, pop into sandwiches… SO many options.

Hungry Girl's Healthy Air-Fryer Crispy Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe

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1/2 of recipe: 252 calories, 6.5g total fat (2g sat. fat), 522mg sodium, 7.5g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 1g sugars, 38 protein

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes


1 lemon

1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup (about 2 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

Two 5-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets



1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning

1/8 tsp. salt


Zest 1 tsp. of the lemon peel into a wide bowl. Add panko, Parm, and seasonings. Mix well.

Squeeze the juice from the lemon into another wide bowl. Add egg whites/substitute, and mix well. One at a time, coat chicken cutlets in mixture, shake to remove the excess, and coat with seasoned panko.

Place chicken in an air fryer, and spray with nonstick spray. Set air fryer to 370°F (or the nearest degree). Cook for 18 minutes, or until cooked through and crispy.


Oven Alternative: Bake at 375°F until golden brown, 25–27 minutes, flipping halfway through.

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