Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Recipe

If you're looking for a quick and delicious dinner option, look no further than this crispy and flavorful chicken parmesan made in the air fryer. The air fryer method gives you that perfect golden coating without the need for deep frying, making it a healthier alternative. Plus, the juicy chicken and gooey cheese topping will have your family coming back for seconds!

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Preparation time:

30 minutes

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of marinara sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Steps to follow:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 360°F (180°C).
  2. In a shallow dish, mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  4. Dredge each chicken breast in flour, then dip into the beaten eggs, and coat with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  5. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray, then place the breaded chicken breasts in a single layer. You may need to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  6. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is crisp and golden.
  7. Top each chicken breast with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  8. Return to the air fryer and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Remove from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
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Tricks and tips:

  • For even cooking, make sure the chicken breasts are similar in size and thickness.
  • If you want an extra crispy coating, lightly spray the breaded chicken with cooking spray before air frying.
  • Feel free to customize by adding your favorite toppings such as pepperoni, olives, or additional herbs.

Benefits of the ingredients used:

Garlic powder and Italian seasoning not only add wonderful flavor to the dish but also offer potential health benefits such as antioxidant properties and immune system support. The use of marinara sauce provides a source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that may help protect against certain chronic diseases. Additionally, substituting breadcrumbs with whole wheat breadcrumbs can add fiber and essential nutrients to the dish.

We hope you enjoy making and indulging in this delicious chicken parmesan in the air fryer. It's a crowd-pleaser that's sure to become a go-to favorite in your kitchen!

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