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Why You Absolutely Need to Try This Delicious Chicken Parmesan Air Fryer Recipe

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Have you made chicken parmesan in your air fryer yet? Crispy coated chicken breast that is then topped with marinara and shredded cheese. Give this air fryer chicken parmesan recipe a try.

Learn how to make chicken parmesan, that tastes just as good as your favorite restaurant. You will love this chicken parm recipe.

air fryer chicken parmesan on top of pasta on white plate

Whether you have boneless chicken thighs or breast on hand, this recipe is a great one to consider. Air fryer chicken that is crispy batter coated, and topped with melted cheese and sauce.

Great for a weeknight dinner or date night staying in.

Why You Will Love This Chicken Parmesan...

  • Easy
  • Restaurant Quality
  • Crispy Coating
  • Delicious Melted Mozzarella
  • Make in any style air fryer you own
  • You can bake in the oven as well


  • Chicken
  • Cornstarch
  • Nature's Seasonings
  • Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Mozzarella
  • Parsley
  • Marinara Sauce
ingredients for parmesan chicken

How to Make

Full directions for this air fryer chicken parm are in the recipe card below.

First thing is to add seasoning to your cornstarch and mix. You will then dredge your chicken in the mixture.

Now in a small bowl create your egg wash. Then dip the chicken in the egg mixture.

In a new bowl add your breadcrumbs, parsley, and parmesan. Dredge one more time and place on your air fryer rack or basket.

Air Fry as directed, and then at the end of cooking, top with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Once the air-fried chicken parmesan is done, serve and enjoy.


Refrigerate Chicken Parmesan: Now, if you don't eat all your chicken, go right ahead and store it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to reheat chicken parm: Just reheat in the microwave or even in the oven or air fryer to reheat. You want to just warm the chicken until it is fully warmed.

Can you freeze chicken parmesan: You can freeze the chicken if you want, just allow it to fully cool, then freeze for 2-3 months.

Tips and Variations

Here are some tips about this air fryer chicken breast recipe.

  • You can use classic breadcrumbs if you can't access Panko or don't have them on hand.
  • Make sure to leave space in between each chicken breast to get an even cook of the chicken.
  • If you are finding the coating is not turning golden brown spritz with oil.
  • It is recommended to use an oil mister instead of a cooking spray as the cooking spray can eat away the enamel on the tray.
  • You can make this a baked chicken parmesan by cooking at 375 degrees until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Chicken needs to reach 165 degrees internally to be fully cooked.


What to serve with chicken parmesan?

Not sure what to serve with chicken parm? Consider adding a side of pasta, salad, veggies, mashed potatoes, etc. Or if you are a low-carb dieter, reach for zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.

How to know when chicken parmesan is done?

Grab a meat thermometer and make sure the internal temperature reads 165 degrees. Just stick the meat thermometer into the thickest portion of the chicken for an accurate reading.

Do you need flour for chicken parmesan?

You will see for this recipe I made chicken parmesan without flour. This is a gluten-free recipe if you opt for gluten-free ingredients. Otherwise, just buy any brand you prefer at the grocery store.

More Chicken Recipes

And, if you like pasta, you might like this one pot taco pasta. You can switch it up and add chicken. Easy peasy!

Yield: 4 servings

Chicken Parmesan Air Fryer Recipe

chicken parmesan on top of pasta

The Chicken Parmesan Air Fryer Recipe is a delicious tempting dish with an exquisite flavor. This recipe rescues the best of Italian cuisine and adds special touches. The good thing bout preparing this recipe is that chicken is one of the most versatile meats, it is extremely noble when it comes to gastronomy. You can combine it in many different ways and the result is always perfect.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes


    1. In a bowl, mix the cornstarch and nature's seasoning. Coat the chicken in the mixture.
    2. In another bowl, beat the eggs and wash the chicken in the egg wash
    3. In a separate bowl, mix the panko and the parmesan and a tablespoon of parsley, coat the chicken in the mixture.
    4. Place the breaded chicken in the air fryer basket, spray and cook on 380 for 10 minutes.
    5. Brush the chicken with marinara and sprinkle with mozzarella. Cook for three minutes.
    6. Serve with your favorite pasta.


Variations to the Chicken Parmesan Air Fryer Recipe

  • You can make this chicken "a la parmigiana" with the original chicken breasts or if you like you can use 6 chicken thighs. Your choice!
  • Also, this dish is a strong bite that can be served alone, or instead of pasta, you can add some sauteed vegetables or a simple salad. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 568Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 196mgSodium 3244mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 3gSugar 6gProtein 45g

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