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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan is an easy and delicious recipe with breaded chicken, marinara and melted mozzarella cheese.

This is one of the best air fryer chicken breast recipes. You get all the crispiness and flavor without the oil. 

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan on spaghetti on a white plate with blue checkered towel in background

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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Ingredients

To make this chicken breast parmesan, you will need the following ingredients (jump to the recipe card below for exact amounts and instructions):

  • Chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Italian breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Egg
  • Marinara sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese

Air Fried Chicken Parmesan

How to Make Chicken Parmesan in an Air Fryer

For this recipe, you will need an Air Fryer, meat tenderizer, mixing bowls, tongs and a whisk.

Step 1. Prepare the air fryer

Coat the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray.

Step 2. Pound the chicken

Lay the halved chicken breasts out on a cutting board and cover with parchment paper before pounding them down to roughly the same thickness.

Chicken breast pounded with meat tenderizer

Step 3. Coat the chicken in breadcrumbs

In a medium bowl combine the salt, pepper, panko breadcrumbs, Italian breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.

Whisk the egg in a separate medium bowl.

One at a time, dip the chicken in the egg mix and then the breadcrumbs, making sure to evenly coat both sides.

Chicken breast being dipped in egg with bowl of breadcrumbs next to it

Step 4. Air fry the chicken breasts

Spritz the chicken with cooking spray before placing the chicken into the air fryer. Cook for 5 minutes at 360 degrees.

Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the chicken has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 5. Top with marinara and cheese

Spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of marinara sauce over the chicken breast and top with a sprinkling of shredded mozzarella cheese and cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

Chicken Parmesan in Air Fryer

What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan

I love to serve this Italian chicken recipe over pasta. This Garlic Buttered Noodles recipe is perfect. Serve with a side of Zesty Italian Salad and Cheese Buns.

Storage Instructions

You can store any leftover chicken parmesan in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Can I Eat Chicken Parmesan Cold?

This is best served immediately, while the cheese is still melted, and everything is nice and hot.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan is an easy and delicious recipe with breaded chicken, marinara and melted mozzarella cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts (about 1 ½ pounds), cut in half (horizontally)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • ¾ cup marinara sauce
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Coat the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray.
  2. Lay the halved chicken breasts out on a cutting board and cover with parchment paper before pounding them down to roughly the same thickness.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the salt, pepper, panko breadcrumbs, Italian breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.
  4. Whisk the egg in a separate medium bowl.
  5. One at a time, dip the chicken in the egg mix and then the breadcrumbs, making sure to evenly coat both sides.
  6. Spritz the chicken with cooking spray before placing the chicken into the air fryer.
  7. Cook for 5 minutes at 360 degrees.
  8. Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the chicken has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of marinara sauce over the chicken breast and top with a sprinkling of shredded mozzarella cheese and cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  10. Serve over noodles if desired and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 1156mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 32g

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