I find chicken thighs to be more flavorful than chicken breasts, and this schnitzel is a perfect example. Not only is it delicious, it is also cooked in the air fryer, making it lower in calories, oil free, and grease free.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Place chicken thighs, 1 at a time, between 2 sheets of parchment paper and flatten with a mallet.

  • Combine bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper in a shallow bowl. Place flour in a separate shallow bowl and beaten egg in a third shallow bowl. Dip chicken thighs first in flour, then in beaten egg, and finally coat with bread crumb mixture.

  • Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Place breaded thighs in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching; work in batches if necessary. Mist with avocado oil and cook for 6 minutes. Flip each thigh, mist with oil, and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

293 calories; 14 g total fat; 117 mg cholesterol; 927 mg sodium. 16.5 g carbohydrates; 23.6 g protein; Full Nutrition