Air Fryer Cubed Steak Recipe

air fryer cubed steak recip

Cubed Steak or Chicken Cubed Steak, made with cubed steak, is a traditional classic dish but Air Fryer gives it a tender and crispy finish. It is a healthy side dish with fewer calories that tastes amazingly delicious with 3 ingredients gravy. 

This Southern dish is named Cubed Chicken Steak but no chicken is used at all in its preparation. It’s so named due to the method of its cooking that is similar to fried chicken. 

Why Cook It In An Air Fryer?

This tender crispy recipe is absolutely easy and instant to make using an Air Fryer. We love to cook this in a fryer due to lots of benefits such as:

Instant Preparation

The Air Fryer gives this recipe a perfect finish in 25 to 30 minutes as compared to 1 hour of traditional cooking.

Fewer Calories

Unlike deep frying, Air Fryer cooks the Cubed Steak with less mess and fewer calories that add to its nutritional value.

Effortless Cooking

You don’t need to work too hard for this recipe while you are using a lovely fryer. Just dredge air fry, and serve. 


This super delicious Air Fryer Recipe can be served as a side dish with dozens of major recipes. Also, it is equally loved by kids as well as adults.

Easy Post Cooking Cleaning

Due to less mess and a little use of oil, post-cooking cleaning of the fryer is absolutely easy and effortless. 

Air Fryer Cubed Steak is so easy to cook and you will love to make it again and again if you tested it once. You would find this recipe quite simple and easy by following the steps given below. Also, a step-by-step preparation method of delicious gravy, to be served with steak, is given in the later section. 

How to Cook Air Fryer Cubed Steak?

Here are step-by-step procedures to make fresh as well as frozen cubed steaks in the Air Fryer.

Procedure for Fresh Chicken Steak


  • 1 pound cube steak ( cut in 4 to 6 pieces )
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of milk of your choice
  • 2 eggs
  • Non-stick spray

Preheat the Fryer

For a perfect and instant result, preheat the Air Fryer at 375°F for 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the cube steak into 4 to 6 pieces to save time.

Prepare the Mixtures

Mix the salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, baking soda, and all-purpose flour in a bowl.

Take another bowl, blend the milk and egg in it. 

Seasoning & Dipping

Take a piece of steak, season it with the flour mixture, then dip in the egg mixture, and coat again with the flour mixture. Make sure that all sides of the steak are well coated with the mixtures.

Repeat the same process for the remaining pieces of steak.

Spray the Basket With Non-stick Spray

To prevent the sticking, spray the fryer basket with a non-stick stick spray. This spray will also make the steak crispier and tender. 

Place the Cubed Steak in Basket

Shift the seasoned cubed steaks in the fryer basket side by side. Prevent overcrowding as this may damage the taste.

Start Cooking

Cook the cubed steak at 375°F for 14 minutes. Flip them after halftime. Cook for the remaining time and make sure that the internal temperature should be up to 145°F when cooking is done. 

Note: If your cubed steaks are extra thin, cook each side for just 5 minutes ( Total 10 minutes ). 

Remove & Serve 

After the cooking is done for the selected time, remove the steaks and let them rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Then serve with your favorite gravy or sauce!

Procedure for Frozen Cubed Steak

Air Fryer frozen steak recipe is amazingly easy and simple to prepare. Just follow the steps below to do this:

  • Start by preheating the fryer at 375°F for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Take the chicken steak off and place them in the fryer basket.
  • Cook them for 5 to 7 minutes at 375°F.
  • After the cooking is done, remove them, let them rest for some time, and enjoy with any of your favorite gravy or sauce!

How to Make Gravy?


  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Put the butter in a saucepan and melt it on medium heat.
  • Gradually pour the milk, pepper, salt, and flour into the butter.
  • Continue cooking at medium heat until the gravy becomes thicker according to your desire.
  • After the desired thickness is met, stop heating further, remove the gravy from the saucepan, and serve them with your favorite cubed chicken steak.


The Air Fryer Cubed Chicken Steak or simply cubed steak recipe is worth enjoying in meals. It can be used with almost all your favorite dishes just like chuck roast and jalapeno poppers. Moreover, Air Fryer cooks them without any compromise on their nutritional value, and also this recipe, when prepared in the fryer, turns out very crispy from outside and tender pink from inside. The air fryer locks the moisture and juice inside the crisp coating!