Air Fryer Turkey Breast Cutlets – Keto, No Breading

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These tender and juicy Air Fryer Turkey Breast Cutlets are a super quick and easy way to have a meal ready in no time. Plus, it’s a Keto friendly, low-carb, and diabetic-friendly recipe made without breading in the air fryer. Turkey cutlets are an excellent idea for a quick sandwich, or you can pair them with some of your favorite sides.

3 pieces of seasoned turkey breast cutlets on large white plate.

No need to wait for thanksgiving to enjoy a juicy piece of turkey breast! These cutlets will satisfy your turkey craving in just 7 minutes: no need to plan, just season and air fry for a tasty lunch or dinner.

If you enjoy quick Air Fryer recipes, you’ll also love my Pork Tenderloin recipe.

Why I love this turkey cutlet recipe

  • Quick and Easy – Ready in under 10 minutes from start to finish! Cooking turkey breast slices in the air fryer doesn’t get much easier than this recipe.
  • Keto Friendly – Add this keto recipe to your collection of easy air fryer recipes.
  • Great for lunch – It comes together quickly and can be used for sandwiches or salads.
  • Even better for dinner – Pair with your favorite sides for an easy dinner for the family.

Ingredients

Just a few ingredients to make these turkey cutlets in the air fryer.

Turkey Breast Cutlets – You can purchase prepared turkey cutlets or a boneless skinless turkey breast and slice it into cutlets. The latter will give you the option for thicker or thinner slices. But with this quick and easy recipe, turkey already cut is fantastic.

Seasonings – I like to keep my spices simple, but you can get creative with your flavorings. I use a combination of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika for this recipe.

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Recipe after cooking in air fryer.

How to Make Turkey Breast Cutlets in Air Fryer

It doesn’t get much easier than this no-breading turkey breast cutlet recipe. Season and cook.. That’s it!

Step 1 – Light coat the inside of the air fryer basket with non-stick spray. You can also brush vegetable oil inside.

Step 2 – Season both sides of each turkey cutlet with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.

Step 3 – Place the cutlets in the basket and the basket into the air fryer. Then, set the air fryer temperature to 400 degrees F and the timer for 7 minutes. Halfway through, use a spatula or tongs to flip the turkey breast cutlets over.

Step 4 – Once done, check that the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F. If using thicker slices, you may need to add 2 minutes.

Once the turkey has finished, remove it from the air fryer and enjoy!

Pulling air fryer basket out with 3 cooked turkey cutlets in basket.

How to serve Air Fryer Turkey Breast Cutlets

These slices of turkey cook up so quickly that they would be perfect for lunch, an after-school snack option, and even dinner for the whole family!

Turkey Breast Cutlet Lunch Ideas

  • Turkey Lettuce Wrap – Keep it low-carb and keto-friendly by wrapping the turkey cutlets in a lettuce wrap with cheese, fresh tomatoes, and a drizzle of BBQ sauce or ranch.
  • Turkey Sandwich – There are many options for a tasty turkey breast cutlet sandwich. You can try it as a bagel sandwich or a turkey Reuben on grilled rye bread with sauerkraut and 1000 island dressing.
  • Add to salad
  • Pair with sidespotato saladside salad, lentils and brown rice

Keto Dinner Ideas:

Serve this seasoned air-fried turkey breast cutlet with keto-friendly sides. You’ll have a well-rounded whole meal without the carbs!

Close up of turkey chops in basket with seasoning.

Tips for Cooking Turkey Cutlets

  • Cut your turkey breast – For more cost-efficient options, use a whole boneless skinless turkey breast and slice the cutlets yourself. Preparing turkey breast for cutlets yourself gives you the opportunity for thinner or thicker pieces. You can also separate them into individual portions for a quick lunch. Freeze and thaw when you need them!
  • Get creative with seasonings – Make spicy turkey breast cutlets by adding cajun spices, red pepper flakes, or cayenne. Or, try an herby seasoning blend. You’ll love the variety and unique flavors when you enjoy air fryer turkey.
  • Serve for lunch or dinner – You can enjoy these turkey cutlets without breading for lunch or dinner. Plus, you can keep it low-carb or fit your diet however you like.

Storage

Store leftovers in an air-tight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Meal Prep – Divide the recipe into individual servings in meal prep containers.

Common Questions

How long does it take turkey cutlets to cook in the air fryer?

Depending on thickness, 6-8 minutes.

Are turkey chops and cutlets the same thing?

What are turkey cutlets? Turkey cutlets are pieces of boneless turkey breast also known as turkey chops. They are sliced thin and cook fairly quickly. You can purchase them presliced into cutlets or cut your own from a boneless skinless turkey breast.

What temperature should turkey cutlets be cooked to?

With all poultry, you want to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Hand holding handle of air fryer basket that has 3 pieces of cooked meat inside.

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Air Fryer Turkey Breast Cutlets - Keto, No Breading

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, low-carb, Lunch, Turkey
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer turkey breast cutlets, keto turkey cutlets
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Keto / Low-Carb
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 7kcal

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Ingredients

  • 3 slices turkey breast cutlets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

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Instructions

  • Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick spray, or brush with oil.
  • Season both sides of turkey cutlets with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Use your hands to rub the seasonings evenly.
  • Place the cutlets in the basket and place in the air fryer. Set the temperature to 400 degrees F for 7 minutes.
  • Remove the basket halfway through cooking and flip turkey.
  • Check the internal temperature of the turkey cutlets, it should reach 165 degrees F. If not done, cook for an additional 2 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove from basket and enjoy!

Notes

Seasonings - Adjust the seasonings to taste.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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