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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

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This easy Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan is quick, juicy and delicious! Your family will love this healthy chicken dinner!

Chicken Parmesan comes out great in the Air Fryer, no need to use so much oil!
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Recipe

This past weekend we made Chicken Parmesan for dinner, and since it was only three of us eating, I used the air fryer. The results were great, no complaints from my husband so that means he approved! If you love your air fryer as much as me, you might also want to try some of my other air fryer recipes like these crispy air fryer chicken tenders, this easy air fryer steak or these blackened air fryer salmon bites.

Chicken Parmesan comes out great in the Air Fryer, no need to use so much oil!

If you don’t have an air-fryer, you can follow my baked chicken parmesan recipe here. I brush the chicken with melted butter or oil instead of using egg before the breadcrumbs to give it that “fried” taste without frying. To see some of my other air-fryer recipes, click here.

Air Fryer Tips For Success

Do I need to preheat the air fryer?

My air fryer recipes don’t require preheating, with a few exceptions. The air fryer cooks much faster than an oven so it’s really not necessary unless you’re cooking something that doesn’t take long to cook, such as a seared tuna steak. In most cases, the total time it takes to cook food started in a cold air fryer is pretty close or the same as when it’s preheated, so skipping the preheating saves time.

Don’t Overcrowd the Basket

It’s best to cook food in a single layer so the air circulates and browns your food. If it doesn’t fit, cook food in batches to avoid overcrowding the basket preventing it from turning crisp.

Flip Halfway

In most cases, flipping your food over halfway is essential to evenly cooked and browned food on both sides, since the heating element is usually at the top. Smaller foods like French fries or vegetables, shaking the basket a few times rather than flipping, will get everything evenly browned and crisp.

How To Make Chicken Parmesan in The Air Fryer

Chicken Parmesan comes out great in the Air Fryer, no need to use so much oil!

Chicken Parmesan comes out great in the Air Fryer, no need to use so much oil!

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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Recipe

4.80 from 105 votes
This Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe comes out crispy, golden and delicious. So much healthier than deep frying!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Chicken Parmesan comes out juicy and delicious in the Air Fryer, no need to use so much oil!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 piece




  • Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Melt the butter in another bowl.
  • Lightly brush the butter onto the chicken, then dip into breadcrumb mixture.
  • When the air fryer is ready, transfer to the air fryer basket, in batches as needed and spray the top with oil.
  • Air fryer 360F° 5 minutes, turn and top each with 2 tbsp sauce and 1 1/2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Cook 3 more minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Serving: 1 piece, Calories: 251 kcal, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 31.5 g, Fat: 9.5 g, Saturated Fat: 3.5 g, Cholesterol: 14 mg, Sodium: 829 mg, Fiber: 1.5 g