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Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken


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Recipe Time: 41 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
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Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken is a delicious and easy-to-make recipe that will leave you wanting more. Instead of frying the chicken in oil, we use the air fryer to get a crispy and flavorful coating that is amazingly delicious.

If you love making chicken in the air fryer then this recipe is for you. Not only is this recipe delicious but it’s also simple to make and family-friendly.

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan on top of  pasta on a white platter.

Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken

Parmesan Chicken is believed to have originated in the 20th-century. It started as a veal or eggplant-based dish, but evolved over time to include thin-sliced chicken breasts.

Why I Love This Recipe

Chicken parm in the air fryer is so simple but yet flavorful and kid-friendly!

If you love crispy air fryer recipes, you may also enjoy this Air Fryer Chicken Tenders recipe.

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Ingredients

You don’t need many ingredients to make this family favorite recipe, you may even already have most of these ingredients in your pantry.

  • chicken breast sliced thin
  • cornstarch
  • nature’s seasoning
  • panko breadcrumbs
  • grated parmesan
  • eggs
  • shredded mozzarella
  • marinara sauce
  • parsley 
Ingredients used to make Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan.

Substitutions

Bread Crumbs: Out of panko? Use regular bread crumbs instead.

Pizza Sauce: Don’t have marinara sauce? Pizza sauce works well as a replacement.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this delicious and easy recipe.

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Are you ready to make this Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe? Follow these six simples steps and you’ll be eating this dish in no time.

Step 1: Dredge the chicken

In a bowl, mix the cornstarch and nature’s seasoning. Coat the chicken in the mixture.

Step 2: Egg wash the chicken

In another bowl, beat the eggs and dip the chicken in the egg wash.

An image showing the three-step process before cooking the Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan.

Step 3: Bread the chicken

In a separate bowl, mix the panko and the parmesan and a tablespoon of parsley, coat the chicken in the mixture.

Step 4: Air Fry the chicken

Place the breaded chicken in the air fryer basket, spray and cook on 380 for 10 minutes.

Breaded chicken in an air fryer.

Step 5: Top the chicken

Brush the chicken with marinara and sprinkle with mozzarella. Cook for three minutes.

Cooked breaded chicken brushed with marinara and topped with mozzarella cheese in an air fryer.

Step 6: Serve

Serve with your favorite pasta.

Overhead vertical shot of Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan on top of pasta on a white platter.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Are you looking for ways to change up this recipe? Here are my favorite tried and true swaps.

Cheese: Try using other cheeses to add different flavors. I love using provolone for a switch.

Flavor: If you love garlic, feel free to add a bit of garlic powder and fresh minced garlic to your breading.

Keto: Use crushed pork rinds in place of breadcrumbs for a low-carb swap.

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Serving Suggestions

Wondering what to serve with your air fryer chicken parm? Here are my favorite sides to serve alongside this meal.

  • spaghetti
  • fettuccine alfredo
  • salad
  • mashed potatoes
  • steamed broccoli
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan on top of pasta on a white platter.

Tips

Do you need help with this recipe? Here are my best tips for making this dish.

  • Make sure that your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • You may need additional cooking time due to the thickness of your chicken breast.
  • Add fresh basil to the breading mixture for additional flavor.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

How to reheat

To reheat in the air fryer, cook the chicken at 380 degrees for three minutes.

How to freeze

Freeze by tightly wrapping and storing in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Recipe

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Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken

Corinne Schmitt
This chicken has a crispy and flavorful coating that is amazingly delicious.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 26 mins
Total Time 41 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 868 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Air Fryer
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 chicken breasts sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons nature’s seasoning
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons parsley

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix the cornstarch and the natures seasoning. Coat the chicken in the mixture.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs and wash the chicken in the egg wash.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the panko and the parmesan and a tablespoon of parsley, coat the chicken in the mixture.
  • Place the breaded chicken in the air fryer basket, spray and cook on 380 for 10 minutes.
  • Brush the chicken with marinara and sprinkle with mozzarella. Cook for three minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite pasta.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 868kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 81gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 375mgSodium: 8901mgPotassium: 1460mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1768IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 677mgIron: 5mg
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