Air-Fried Chicken Schnitzel with Capers and Lemon
Breville Test Kitchen

Breville Test Kitchen

Air-Fried Chicken Schnitzel with Capers and Lemon

This healthier version of the Austrian classic, combines the golden crisp crumb with capers and zesty lemon. It’s sure to become a family favorite and a staple in your weeknight meal collection.
the Smart Oven® Air Fryer
the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Product Details

the Smart Oven® Air Fryer

45 mins total time

30 mins active time


Serves 4



  • large boneless, skinless chicken breast icon
    2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • all-purpose flour icon
    ⅓ cup (1¾ oz) all-purpose flour
  • flaky sea salt icon
    1 tsp flaky sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper icon
    ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • large egg icon
    2 large eggs
  • milk icon
    2 tbsp milk
  • panko breadcrumbs icon
    1 cup (2 oz) panko breadcrumbs
  • finely grated Parmesan cheese (optional) icon
    ½ cup (1½ oz) finely grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • cooking oil spray icon
    Cooking oil spray

To serve

  • French fries icon
    French fries
  • green salad icon
    Green salad


  • 1Starting with the thickest side, place the palm of your hand on the top of the chicken breast and slice through the center horizontally to form 2 even pieces. Repeat with the second chicken breast. Each piece of chicken should be approximately ½-inch thick. If the pieces are thicker, cover loosely with plastic wrap and gently pound with a meat mallet until ½-inch thick.
  • 2Put the flour on a plate. Add the salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  • 3Put the eggs and milk in a shallow dish. Whisk with a fork to combine. Put the breadcrumbs and Parmesan on a shallow tray. Stir to combine, then spread out to cover the bottom of the tray.
  • 4Working with one piece of chicken at a time, coat the chicken in the flour mixture, dusting off any excess, dip in the egg mixture then crumb mixture, pressing on the crumbs to secure. Put on a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken, flour, egg and crumbs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to air fry.
  • 5Preheat the oven. Select AIRFRY/SUPER CONVECTION/425°F/9 minutes and press start.
  • 6Place the crumbed chicken in the AIR FRY basket, ensuring they are not touching each other. Spray with the oil to coat. Turn the chicken over and spray the other side.
  • 7Once preheated, place the basket in the AIR FRY position and cook for 9 minutes.
  • 8Carefully remove the basket from the oven, turn the chicken over and return to the oven. Select AIRFRY/SUPER CONVECTION/425°F/5 minutes and press start.
  • 9Serve the schnitzels with French fries and salad.
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