Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

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Are you looking for a healthy chicken dinner recipe? Try this air fryer chicken parmesan recipe! It’s crispy and flavorful without all of the added fat!

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This may just be my new favorite air fryer recipe. I have been experimenting with my air fryer most days of the week, trying to perfect things like Pork Tenderloin, Air Fryer Whole Chicken, Air Fryer Chicken Tendersroasted veggies, frozen food, Air Fryer Pizza Rolls and meatloaf.

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But chicken parmesan? I was not expecting to love it so much. This recipe is amazing. It is so good.

How to make air fryer chicken parmesan?

  1. Instead of breading the chicken with breadcrumbs, I brushed it in butter and dipped it in a combination of grated parmesan and spices. 
  2. Air fry your chicken for 9 minutes, flipping half way through and topping with marinara and mozzarella cheese. 
  3. That’s it and it comes out perfectly crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and cheesy on top. Yum!

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What Air Fryer can I use?

You can make this recipe in any kind of air fryer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to work in batches.

I used my COSORI Max XL basket-style air fryer. I cooked half of the chicken at a time and kept the cooked chicken warm in my oven set on the “keep warm” setting – 170°F. (Update: I no longer use this air fryer as it was recalled.)

If you have an oven-style air fryer, you can cook all the chicken at the same time. Regardless of what type of air fryer you use, the temperature and cook time stay the same.

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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Aileen Clark
Are you looking for a healthy chicken dinner recipe? Try this air fryer chicken parmesan recipe! It's crispy and flavorful without all of the added fat!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Main Dish Recipes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 307 kcal


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts butterflied
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat air fryer to 360°F degrees.
  • Season chicken breasts well with salt and pepper.
    Chicken seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • Brush melted butter on both sides of chicken.
    Butter being brushed onto chicken.
  • Combine parmesan cheese, italian seasoning, garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
    Bowl of parmesan cheese with spices.
  • Dredge chicken in parmesan cheese mixture so it is coated on both sides.
    Parmesan coated chicken inside air fryer.
  • Place coated chicken in air fryer in a single layer (work in batches, if needed).
  • Cook chicken for 6 minutes.
    Flipped chicken in air fryer.
  • Flip chicken, top with marinara sauce and mozzerela cheese.
    Chicken topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese.
  • Cook for an additional 3 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F and cheese is melted.
    Cooked chicken parmesan in air fryer.
  • If working in batches, place cooked chicken in a warmed oven and cook remaining chicken.
  • Enjoy!


Leftover chicken can be stored in the refrigerator, up to 3 days.


Serving: 1butterflied chicken breastCalories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 26gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 918mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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