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Quick and Easy Chicken Parmesan In The Air Fryer

Healthy Chicken Parmesan Recipe- crispy parmesan crust and juicy tender chicken topped with flavorful tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese, and then fried in the Air Fryer for a wholesome dinner.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Lunch / Dinner
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
Servings: 4
Calories: 309kcal



Breaded Chicken

  • 2 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese or more
  • 1 tsp finely minced garlic
  • salt and pepper


  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce or homemade tomato sauce
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh parsley or basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese optional


  • Whisk one large egg in a wide and deep dish. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • In another similar dish combine bread crumbs, Italian seasonings, parmesan cheese, minced garlic, some more salt, and pepper; mix well.
  • Pat dry chicken using a paper towel and then dip it in the beaten egg. Then transfer the breast to the bread crumbs mixture and press the crumbs to coat on both sides. Repeat for the remaining breast pieces and keep them aside.
  • Now preheat the Air Fryer to 360 F with its basket.
  • Place breaded chicken in the air fryer basket, spray some oil over it and cook for 6 min. Flip the chicken and spray oil to coat the other side and cook for 2 more mins.
    ready to cook parmesan breaded chicken in a tray and in a air fryer basket.
  • Then spread 1-2 tablespoon of marinara sauce over the chicken and top it with some shredded mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle parmesan cheese (optional) and continue cooking for 2 more mins or until the cheese is bubbly.
    air fried chicken parmesan topped with marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese.
  • Finally, garnish with some chopped fresh parsley or basil leaves and serve warm.


  1. Depending on the size of your Air Fryer you may need to cook all the chicken pieces in two batches.
  2. For the toppings, you can also use this homemade pizza sauce.


Calories: 309kcal