Rating: 4.71 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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

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

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  • 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; protein 23.6g; carbohydrates 16.5g; fat 14g; cholesterol 117.3mg; sodium 926.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2020
I made for 2, 2 thighs but the same amount of other ingredients. EXCELLENT! Will make this often! Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2021
Followed the recipe as written, and the chicken was very good! A tasty, low-fat alternative for fried chicken. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2021
Delicious, but a little dry. Next time, I’ll cut the cooking time by 2 minutes Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2021
I followed the instructions as written. As usual that which is air fried doesn't have that delicious oil flavor but it is healthier. I am not sure if I will make it again but I will keep the recipe handy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2020
I made for 2, 2 thighs but the same amount of other ingredients. EXCELLENT! Will make this often! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2021
This was a great way to air fry chicken thighs. Mine had bones and skin so I deboned and skinned them. The bones with small amounts of meat on them I put in a large saucepan with water and simmered on the stove for the beginnings of soup. The skin I sprinkled with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and air fried it until it was crispy, turning twice and then set the crisps beside the chicken when I served it. The completed dish may not have been as healthy as described but it sure was delicious. I used Panko bread crumbs which gave the chicken a wonderful crispy coating. I cooked the thighs five minutes per side at 390 degrees, spraying them when I flipped them over. Served with basmati rice and asparagus it resulted in a company worthy meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2020
Substituted Panko for traditional breadcrumbs (healthy option) and increased the cooking time by 10 minutes. It was excellent. Read More
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