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Air Fryer Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

Our air fryer chicken parmigiana recipe takes 37 minutes to turn out a crispy chicken with tomato sauce, cheese, and pasta. It’s so easy.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: air fryer chicken parmigiana, air fryer chicken parmigiana recipe, how to make chicken parmigiana in an air fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 18 oz skinless boneless chicken breast about 4 medium, trimmed if necessary
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 0.5 oz parmesan grated
  • 1/2 medium egg beaten in a dish
  • 3/4 cup homemade tomato sauce
  • 4 oz mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp basil finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 12 oz cooked spaghetti


  • Season 18 oz chicken breasts with garlic powder, pepper, and salt (1/2 tsp each). Set aside.
    step 1: Season the chicken.
  • In a bowl or plate, mix together 5 tbsp breadcrumbs with 1 tbsp unsalted butter and 0.5 oz parmesan.
    step 2: Make the breadcrumbs mixture.
  • Drag the seasoned chicken through the 1/2 beaten egg and breadcrumbs mixture, one by one. Make sure they’re coated evenly and shake off the excess. Double coat if there’s leftover breadcrumbs.
    step 3: Coat the chicken in egg, then breadcrumbs.
  • Air-fry the breaded chicken at 375°F for 15 minutes. If you haven’t cooked the pasta, this is the time.
    step 4: Air-fry them.
  • Spread 3/4 cup tomato sauce on top of the chicken, followed by 4 oz shredded mozzarella. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
    step 5: Smear them with tomato sauce and top them with cheese. Air-fry some more.
  • (Optional) Torch the cheese for presentation.
    step 6: Torch the cheese (optional).
  • Sprinkle on top 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tbsp basil, and 1/2 tbsp parsley. Plate the chicken with 12 oz cooked spaghetti and enjoy.
    step 7: Sprinkle herbs on top and enjoy with cooked pasta.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1234IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 3mg