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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

A healthy version of a classic Italian dish doesn't always taste good. But this Air Fryer chicken parmesan recipe is delicious. It's not only kid friendly, but will please even the pickiest of eaters.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan, chicken parmesan, chicken parmesan air fryer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs


For the Chicken:

  • 2 medium chicken breasts sliced in half
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan grated

For the Toppings:

  • 1 1/4 cups store bought marinara
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan grated


  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 F. Grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray or place a piece of parchment paper in it
    Overhead image of the Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan ingredients. Each ingredient is in a bowl.
  • Season the chicken breast with salt and the Italian Seasoning mix. Set aside
    The chicken breast for the air fryer chicken parmesan recipe is seasoned with salt and pepper and italian seasoning.
  • In a shallow bowl, add flour. In another bowl, beat the egg. In a third shallow bowl, add panko breadcrumbs, garlic and Parmesan with a bit of salt to season.
    An overhead image of the flour in a bowl. Next to that is the panko breadcrumbs in a bowl. And finally, the beaten eggs are in a bowl.
  • Start by placing the chicken in the flour. Coat each side well.
  • Now dip into the egg and last in the panko breadcrumbs mixture.
    An overhead image of the 3 steps with adding chicken. Chicken is added and coated with flour in the first image. Then the chicken is coated in Panko breadcrumbs. Finally, the chicken is coated in the beaten eggs.
  • Place in the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your basket you will need to work in batches.
    An overhead image of the air fryer chicken parmesan chicken being placed in the air fryer.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, then flip and cook the chicken for 5 more minutes.
    An overhead image of the flipped chicken inside the air fryer.
  • Don't remove the chicken yet. Top with marinara sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Air fry for 4 minutes until the cheese is melted.
    An overhead image of the cooked chicken getting topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Then cooked longer.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 775mg34%
Potassium 521mg15%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 391IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 416mg42%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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