Use your air fryer to turn the battered chicken into crispy butter cheddar chicken cutlets. Two medium sized chicken breasts are cut into four cutlets. Each cutlet is dredged in flour and then washed with salt and peppered eggs. The egg washed chicken cutlets are then pressed into a pile of fine shredded cheddar cheese and RITZ cracker crumbs.
What do you need to make butter cheddar chicken?
We live full time in our 30 foot 5th wheel trailer and never use our stove or oven. So, all you need is an air fryer. Super easy and super delicious
How to make your own crispy butter cheddar chicken
Crack two eggs onto a plate. Lightly salt and pepper the eggs and beat the eggs with a fork to make the egg wash. Pour one cup of flour onto its own plate and pour the cheddar cheese and RITZ cracker crumps onto a third plate.
Slice the chicken breasts into cutlets by slicing each chicken breast horizontally with a sharp knife to make two equal sized cutlets. Push each cutlet into the flour to cover completely and shake extra flour off back onto the plate. Then wash in the egg using your fingers to push the egg over areas of the chicken that does not have egg stuck to it.
The Butter Cheddar Crust
We now have a chicken cutlet dredged in flour and washed in egg. Place the cutlet on top of the pile of shredded cheddar and crushed RITZ crackers. Use a dry hand to push cheddar and RITZ over the top of the cutlet. With a good amount of force, push down on the covered cutlet for a few seconds so there is a nice crust that sticks to the side of the chicken cutlet. Flip and and repeat making sure the cutlet is well covered.
Place each battered butter cheddar chicken cutlet onto a plate. Use wax paper to keep them separated if you are stacking the battered cutlets. Use an olive oil spray bottle, the EVO oil sprayer is a very good one, and spray the tops with oil so the cracker crumbs are wet.
The Air Fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Spray the hot air fryer basket with olive oil and place cutlets into the basket with out touching each other. We do two batches.
Air fry for fifteen minutes flipping after eight minutes. Remember that each air fryer is a little different and you should keep an eye on the crust the last few minutes. You do not want to burn your butter cheddar chicken.
Your Crispy Butter Cheddar Chicken is Done
Put the done butter cheddar chicken on a plate and cover with aluminum foil while you cook the last batch. You can pile up steamed vegetables, green beans, pinto beans, rice, noodles, French fries, mashed potatoes, or eat cut into strips dipped in ranch, ketchup, or hot sauce. Oh! Put it between a toasted bun or French roll with onion, lettuce, tomato, dill pickles and spicy mayo or chipotle mayo.
We are a family of 4 living in a fifth wheel. Cooking and traveling our way through the United States.
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