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air fryer chicken parmesan on a white plate with spaghetti
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Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken

A healthy spin on chicken parmesan Is here! This Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe is everything we love about chicken parm, just healthier!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian American
Keyword: air fryer chicken parmesan, Chicken parmesan
Servings: 2
Calories: 423kcal
Author: Jordan


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil, to garnish


  • Preheat air fryer to 360° F.
  • While the air fryer is preheating, place a sheet of parchment paper over the chicken and pound with a mallet until the chicken is an even thickness.
  • Crack the eggs in a shallow bowl and whisk until combined. Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in another shallow bowl. Dredge the chicken in the egg, covering both sides, then dip into the breadcrumb mixture.
    coating chicken in breadcrumbs
  • Lightly spritz with olive oil and place in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 6 minutes, flip and cook for 3-4 additional minutes. Spoon the marinara over both pieces and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Garnish with fresh chopped basil and serve!
    air fryer chicken parmesan in the air fryer basket


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 258mg | Sodium: 737mg