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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Get ready for a delightful experience with Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan! Imagine turning the classic chicken parm into something even more enjoyable using an air fryer. It’s like giving your chicken a magical crispy transformation!

Start by taking four chicken breasts and coating them in a mix of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and tasty spices like oregano and basil. This step adds an extra burst of flavor to your chicken. Now, let the air fryer work its magic.

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F – think of it like making your oven super hot, but way faster. Cook the chicken for about 15 minutes, flipping them halfway through. Watch as they turn golden and wonderfully crispy!

But hold on, there’s an extra special touch. Once the chicken is cooked, add a spoonful of marinara sauce and a generous sprinkle of melted mozzarella cheese. It’s like creating a gooey, cheesy masterpiece.

Give your chicken a short 5-minute rest – think of it as a quick break for the flavors to settle. Now, picture serving this incredible Chicken Parmesan on a bed of spaghetti – a match made in food heaven!

This recipe isn’t just about cooking; it’s about creating a meal that’s a celebration for your taste buds. Each bite is a delightful mix of crispy, saucy, and cheesy goodness. And the best part? It’s incredibly easy to make. So, if you’re a fan of delicious experiences, gather your ingredients, fire up that air fryer, and get ready for a flavor explosion with Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan!

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Make chicken parm using an air fryer! It's like crispy chicken with marinara sauce and melted cheese. Enjoy it with spaghetti. Just follow these simple steps, and you'll have a tasty meal in about 35 minutes. It's a cool twist on a classic dish that everyone will enjoy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian – American
Servings 4 people
Calories 450 kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Tongs
  • Cooking spray


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1 teaspoon basil dried
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Cooked spaghetti for serving

Inline Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • Olive oil (for drizzling)


  • Preheat Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • Prepare Chicken: In a shallow bowl, mix breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Dredge each chicken breast in flour, dip in beaten eggs, and coat with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the mixture onto the chicken to adhere.
  • Air Fry Chicken: Place the breaded chicken breasts in the preheated air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching. Lightly spray the tops with cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil. Air fry for 12-15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the coating is golden and crispy. Flip halfway through the cooking time.
  • Add Sauce and Cheese: Spoon marinara sauce over each chicken breast and sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top.
  • Continue Air Frying: Return the chicken to the air fryer and air fry for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Rest and Serve: Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley if desired.
  • Serve with Spaghetti: Serve the air-fried chicken Parmesan over a bed of cooked spaghetti.


  1. Ensure your air fryer is preheated for optimal crispiness.
  2. Customize the seasoning to your liking, adding more herbs or spices.
  3. Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket to ensure even cooking.
  4. Pair with a side salad or garlic bread for a complete meal.
  5. Adjust cooking times based on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
Keyword Air Fryer, Chicken Parmesan, Italian
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Erika Herbert
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