Air fryer Chicken Parmesan

By Rena |

This Air fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe is a quick and easy meal the whole family will enjoy. A healthier version of the classic chicken parmesan that can be prepared in the air fryer or the oven and ready in just 30 minutes.

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HOMEMADE AIR FRYER CHICKEN PARMESAN

Chicken Parmesan is a dinner staple in our household. It is an easy chicken recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner that can be prepared in the air-fryer or oven. So crispy on the outside but so tender and juicy on the inside. Mostly paired with a side of pasta, this easy and healthy chicken parmesan recipe can also be enjoyed with a side of rice or some roasted vegetables.

How to make Chicken Parmesan in the Air-Fryer

  • Line the air fryer basket with aluminum foil and preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F. Cut the chicken breast into half and place them between two sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound with the flat side of meat mallet or a rolling pin, pound each piece into thin pieces.
  • Set up a plate with panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Whisk eggs in a bowl until frothy. Now dunk each chicken breast into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumb mixture.

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  • Arrange the chicken into the air fryer basket, shaking off any excess bread crumbs.
  • Cook for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through with a tong. Try to cook in batches if needed.
  • Once golden, spread a spoonful of marinara sauce on top of each chicken.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and continue cooking for additional 4 minutes until cheese melts or internal temperature reads 165 degrees F.
  • Once the chicken is done, transfer it to a serving dish. Garnish with fresh basil and serve warm.

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How to make Chicken Parmesan in Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the breadcrumbs coated chicken onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through to ensure even browning.
  • Add a spoonful of marinara sauce on one side of the chicken and sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  • Flip the oven to broiler and broil on high for just 2-3 minutes until cheese is hot and bubbly.
  • Once the chicken is done, transfer it to a serving dish. Garnish with fresh basil and serve warm.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is a traditional Italian dish made with breaded chicken bread that’s either fried or baked. Then topped with marinara sauce and melted cheese like mozzarella or provolone. Served with a side of pasta and thought to have originated from eggplant parmigiana in Sicily Italy.

Is Chicken Parmesan Healthy

Chicken Parmesan served at restaurants isn’t so healthy. They are mostly deep-fried and served over a bed of butter spaghetti. Making a homemade chicken parmesan will ensure a healthier version of the classic chicken parmesan. Chicken Parmesan can be made using a healthier breading mix, and then either baked or air fried.

What cheese is on Chicken Parmesan

The cheese that’s oftentimes used on chicken parmesan is Mozzarella. Any form of mozzarella works whether you use shredded, fresh, or sliced. Another type of cheese that is also used on chicken parmesan is Provolone cheese.

What kind of sauce for chicken Parmesan

The sauce that’s used over a Crispy Parmesan Chicken breast is Marinara sauce. Any tomato-based type sauce will work if you need to improvise with what you have on hand. So spaghetti or pizza sauce will be ok to use as well. Another option will be making your own homemade tomato sauce.

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What to serve with chicken parmesan

Here are a few options of what you can serve with your crispy homemade chicken parmesan

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Air fryer chicken parmesan

Air fryer Chicken Parmesan

Crispy and healthy Chicken Parmesan recipe air fried to perfection. So tender and juicy on the inside.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb Chicken Breast boneless skinless
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Parmesan
  • 1 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Egg beaten
  • ½ Cup Marinara Sauce
  • ½ Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves to garnish

Instructions

Air-Fryer method:

  • Line the air fryer basket with aluminum foil and preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F.
  • Cut the chicken breast into half and place them between two sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound with the flat side of meat mallet or a rolling pin. Pound each piece into thin pieces.
  • Set up a plate with panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Whisk eggs in a bowl until frothy. Now dunk each chicken breast into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Arrange the chicken into the air fryer basket, shaking off any excess bread crumbs. Cook for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through with a tong. Try to cook in batches if needed.
  • Once golden, spread a spoonful of marinara sauce on top of each chicken. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and continue cooking for additional 4 minutes until cheese melts or internal temperature reads 165 degrees F.
  • Once the chicken is done, transfer it to a serving dish. Garnish with fresh basil and serve warm.

Oven-Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the breadcrumbs coated chicken onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through to ensure even browning.
  • Add a spoonful of marinara sauce on one side of the chicken and sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  • Flip the oven to broiler and broil on high for just 2-3 minutes until cheese is hot and bubbly. Once the chicken is done, transfer it to a serving dish.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Carrie Mattingly says

    Soooo good! I had to add an additional 2 minutes cook time after adding the sauce and cheese but wow! this was a delicious and easy recipe!

    I have an Instant Vortex air fryer

  2. Judy Brahin says

    5 stars
    This recipe was absolutely delicious. We will make this again. .Chicken was so moist.
    Thank you for this recipe.
    Judy B.

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