Crisp, golden, delicious Air Fryer Chicken Milanese with Baby Arugula and lemon wedges is one of my favorite dinner recipes!

Chicken Milanese with Baby Arugula

Chicken Milanese is an easy and elegant dinner that's ready in 30 minutes. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Air Fryer Chicken, air fryer chicken milanese, Air Fryer Recipes, Baby Arugula, Chicken Milanese
Servings: 4
Calories: 219kcal


  • 2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts,  16 oz total
  • ¾ tsp. Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup Seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs,  wheat or gluten-free
  • 2 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Large egg, beaten
  • olive oil spray
  • 6 cups Baby arugula
  • 3 Lemons,  cut into wedges


  • Cut chicken into 4 cutlets, then place cutlets between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and pound out to 1/4-inch thick.
  • Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  • In a shallow plate, beat the egg and 1 teaspoon of water together.
  • Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a shallow bowl.
  • Dip the chicken into the egg, then the breadcrumb mixture.  Place on a work surface and spray both sides with olive oil.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F.
  • In batches transfer to the air fryer basket and cook 7 minutes, turning halfway until golden and cooked through.
  • Serve chicken with 1 1/2 cups arugula and top with a generous amount of lemon juice.


  • Bake in a preheated oven 425F 425F for 12 to 14 minutes, flipping halfway until golden.


Serving: 1cutlet with arugula

Hot Cross Buns

Easy Hot Cross Buns using this easy dough from my Bagel Recipe. No yeast, no boiling, no fancy mixer. Bake them in the oven or in the air-fryer!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cool25 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air fryer dessert, Bagel, Easy Hot Cross Buns, Healthy Hot Cross Buns, Hot Cross Buns
Servings: 4
Calories: 230kcal


  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour, whole wheat or gluten-free mix* (5 oz)
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder, make sure it’s not expired or it won’t rise
  • 2 Tbsp. Raw sugar
  • ¾ tsp. Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt,  use less if using table salt
  • 1 cup 0% Greek yogurt,
  • 3 Tbsp. Raisins
  • 1 Egg white, beaten

Icing (only half will get used)*:

  • ¼ cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. Milk or water


Oven Method

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Place parchment paper or a silpat on a baking sheet. If using parchment paper, spray with oil to avoid sticking.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt and whisk well.
  • Add the yogurt and raisins, mix with a fork or spatula until well combined, it will look like small crumbles.
  • Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky, about 10 to 15 turns
  • Divide into 8 equal balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Top with egg wash. Bake on the top rack of the oven for 25 minutes. Let cool at least 30 minutes before icing.

For the icing

  • In a small bowl, whisk the powdered sugar with milk until smooth. Transfer to a small ziplock bag and cut the tip. Ice the tops of the rolls in a cross pattern.

Air Fryer Method

  • Preheat the air fryer 325F degrees and set for 11 to 12 minutes.
  • Transfer in batches without overcrowding and bake 11 to 12 minutes, or until golden. No need to turn.
  • Let cool at least 30 minutes before icing.


Serving: 2 Buns

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories219
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
  • Cholesterol 131.5mg 44%
  • Sodium 563.5mg 24%
  • Total Carbohydrate 10.5g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
    • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 31g 62%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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