Crispy and Delicious Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan- Ready in 20 minutes!

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Your next go-to family meal is this beautiful, crunchy, and flavor-packed chicken parmesan made right in your air fryer!

The Best Chicken Parm in the Air Fryer

Are you looking for a complete, delicious, and flavorful meal ready in 20 minutes? Today, I am thrilled to share with the best go-to dinner that the whole family will love: Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan. I have always loved a good chicken parm, but I promise it gets so much better when you make it in the air fryer.

You can also watch me make this recipe in this YouTube video, along with 10 other amazing and EASY air fryer recipes.

How to Make Chicken Parmesan in the Air Fryer

It is so easy to make chicken parmesan in the air fryer

To make this a quick and easy dinner, you first need to prep your assembly line for the chicken parmesan. In 3 separate shallow bowls or dishes, you will need:

  1. 1 cup of flour,
  2. 2 eggs beaten together, 
  3. ½ cup panko, ½ cup parmesan cheese, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, mixed together.

Once the ingredients are prepped, then its time to prep your chicken!

You will love this crispy air fryer chicken parmesan because it is healthy and tasty!

There are a few other key things to remember for the best parm chicken.

First, pound down your chicken with a meat pounder in between parchment paper. Then place your chicken in the flour, egg, and panko mixture. Second, before you place your assembled chicken in the air fryer, be sure to spray the basket with an air fryer safe oil (such as avocado oil with a misto sprayer) and then spray the chicken in the air fryer basket with a little oil before cooking in the air fryer. This will help the chicken be crispy and delicious!

What to Put on the Top of Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken

Beautiful, creamy, and delicious chicken parmesan in the air fryer is your next dinner that the whole family will love

When your chicken finished cooking in the air fryer, you want it to be at about 160F. It’s okay if it hasn’t reached the ideal temperature of 165F, because it will continue cooking after you add the toppings. However, I recommend that if your chicken isn’t close to 160F on your instant read thermometer, then cook it for a couple of extra minutes before adding the toppings.

For the toppings, add about a tablespoon or two of your favorite red sauce or marinara sauce. I like using this Prego spaghetti sauce. Then add either fresh mozzarella or shredded mozzarella. I LOVE using fresh mozzarella because it adds so much flavor, and looks better too!

How to Make Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken a Complete Meal

Chicken parm is the best dinner you can make in the air fryer

While your chicken cooks in the air fryer, you can prepare some delicious sides to enjoy alongside the chicken parm. I personally love prepping a simple salad and warming up some french bread in the oven. You will also love this recipe with:

Final Thoughts

You are going to love this recipe because not only does it smell delicious while it cooks, but it also tastes amazing. Plus, this recipe can be ready in under 30 minutes. It is simply the best, homemade air fryer recipe ever. Does your family love chicken parmesan? I can’t wait to hear all about it! Let me know how it went for you in the comment below!

The best chicken parmesan you will ever have is made in the air fryer! Packed with flavor and made in 20 minutes, this air fryer recipe will be your next go-to

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Your next go-to family meal is this beautiful, crunchy, and flavor-packed chicken parmesan made right in your air fryer!

Crispy and Delicious Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan- Ready in 20 minutes!

The best chicken parmesan in the air fryer ever that everyone will love.
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 small chicken breasts or 8 chicken tenders
  • ½ cup panko
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • Red sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese fresh or shredded

Instructions

  • Make your assembly line for the parmesan chicken by adding flour in a shallow bowl or dish. In a second shallow dish 2 beaten eggs. In a third dish, stir together panko, parmesan cheese, onion power, garlic power, and Italian seasoning.
  • Pat dry the chicken, pound it down with a meat pounder, then season both sides with salt and pepper
  • Prepare chicken for air fryer: dip the chicken in flour, next the egg, then the panko mixture. Make sure to get both sides.
  • Spray air fryer basket with oil. Place chicken in the air fryer (Make sure there is enough room between the chicken that air can flow through). Spray the top of chicken with oil.
  • Cook in air fryer at 350°F/175°C for 8 minutes. Half way through, flip chicken over.
  • With instant read food thermometer, make sure the internal temperature is around 160-165°F/71.1-73.8°C. If not, cook for an additional minute or two.
  • If you want, line your air fryer basket with a parchment paper (makes clean-up easier)
  • Add about 2 tbsp of red sauce and a slice of mozzarella cheese to each chicken.
  • Cook in the air fryer for an additional 3 minutes at 380°F/190°C, or until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 841mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Ingredients: Mozzarella, Panko
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Popular, Back to School, Fall, Mother's Day, Spring, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Valentine's Day, Winter, Clean Eating
Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer