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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Recipe

This air fryer chicken parmesan recipe requires quite a few ingredients, but it takes hardly any effort to make. Let’s begin.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Inactive Time5 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: air fryer chicken parmesan, air fryer chicken parmesan recipe, chicken parmesan in an air fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 486kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 26 oz skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 0.5 oz parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp parsley freshly chopped, divided
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup homemade tomato sauce
  • 2 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 4 oz romaine lettuce chopped
  • 4 oz orange peeled, cut into segments
  • 0.5 oz radish thinly sliced
  • 4 oz cucumber cut into ⅛-inch thick slices
  • 2 oz cashew unsalted, roasted


  • Season the chicken: Sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, and 1/4 tsp paprika over 26 oz skinless, boneless chicken breast. Rub to coat the spices evenly. Let it rest for 5 minutes on the counter.
    Step 1: Season the chicken.
  • Make the crust in the meantime: In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, grated 0.5 oz parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp unsalted butter, and 2 tbsp parsley. Mix well and set aside.
    Step 2: Make the crust.
  • Coat the chicken: Dip the seasoned chicken into 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, covering all sides, and shake off the excess. Continue to dip it into the beaten 1 medium egg and finally into the seasoned breadcrumbs. Press lightly to seal the crust onto the chicken. Set aside.
    Step 3: Coat the chicken.
  • Cook the chicken: Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 355°F. Put the chicken into the basket of the air fryer. Close and cook for 15 minutes. Take the chicken out, ladle spoonfuls of 1/4 cup homemade tomato sauce over the chicken, and top with 2 oz mozzarella cheese. Cook for another 3 minutes at 375°F.
    Step 4: Cook the chicken.
  • Serve: Remove the chicken from the air fryer. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tbsp parsley over the chicken. Put 4 oz romaine lettuce on a serving plate and scatter 4 oz orange, 4 oz cucumber, 0.5 oz radish, and 2 oz cashew on top. Place a piece of chicken next to the salad and serve.
    Step 5: Serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 1026mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3260IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 3mg