Easy Chicken Parmesan in the Air Fryer

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Okay! I am back with quite possibly one of the easiest, yet most delicious family dinner recipes that you can make in the air fryer. 

It is so simple to throw together and make a hearty dinner for your family that everyone will love and devour! Not to mention, you probably have everything you need at home already. 

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Ingredients and Supplies You’ll Need to Make this Easy Chicken Parmesan in the Air Fryer:

Ingredients:

  • Frozen breaded chicken
  • Marinara sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

Supplies

 

Does the chicken need to be thawed?

For this chicken parmesan recipe, you will not need to thaw the chicken patties first. The chicken will be cooked for a bit before you add the cheese and sauce. 

This will make sure that the chicken comes up to the correct safe temperature and that the cheese does not burn.

What kind of mozzarella cheese? 

When you are ready to make this easy chicken parmesan recipe you can really use whichever type of mozzarella cheese you want. 

For simplicity purposes and because it is normally what I have on hand, I tend to use shredded cheese. However, you can use fresh mozzarella cheese. It will probably melt slightly better, but it will taste great either way.

 

How to Make Easy Chicken Parmesan in the Air Fryer:

Step 1: Precook the chicken

Begin by placing the frozen breaded chicken in the air fryer basket and cook at 360 degrees F or 182 degrees C for 12-14 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F or 74 degrees C.

Note that you can check the internal temperature of the chicken with an instant read thermometer to make sure that your chicken has cooked long enough.

Step 2: Sauce it up

After the chicken has come up to temperature, top each chicken piece with a small layer of cheese, anywhere from 1/8-1/4 cup, depending on how big your chicken pieces are and how much cheese you like.

Then, add a layer of marinara sauce. About a couple spoonfuls, or to taste will work great (I tend to like mine a little more on the saucy side). 

Then sprinkle the chicken with additional cheese over top of the sauce layer.

Step 3: Finish cooking the chicken parmesan

When you have the chicken layered with the cheese and sauce, return the air fryer basket to the air fryer and turn it back on for another 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted to your liking. 

Then simply serve and enjoy!

 

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Final Thoughts

This is such a great recipe to have in your back pocket for when you want a delicious dinner without having to do all the extra work. 

My kids love when we make these parmesan chicken patties, especially when we pair them with pasta! What do you normally eat chicken parmesan with?

 

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Easy Chicken Parmesan in the Air Fryer

Try out this Easy Chicken Parmesan in the air fryer if you need a tasty dinner meal, but that is still simple to make.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place breaded chicken in the air fryer basket and cook at 360 °F for 12-14 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 °F
  • Top each chicken piece with a small layer of cheese, anywhere from 1/8-1/4 cup, depending on how big your chicken pieces are and how much cheese you like.
  • Add a layer of marinara sauce. About a couple spoonfuls, or to taste. Then sprinkle with additional cheese.
  • Cook for an additional 1-3 minutes, or until cheese is melted to your liking.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 728mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

 

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Ingredients: Breaded chicken patties, Marinara sauce, Mozzarella
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

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