Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Looking for a healthier way to make Chicken Parmesan? We have it! This Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe is everything you love about the original but healthier. The chicken is nice and juicy and the Parmesan coating is crispy. This is an easy dinner in your Air Fryer and the whole family is going to love it. We like to pair it with steamed vegetables, noodles or pasta!

My family loves Chicken Parmesan but until I got our air fryer, I never made it because frying the breaded chicken in oil is such a hassle and not the healthiest of dinners.

That’s all changed now that we have an air fryer! Now we can make juicy chicken with a crispy parmesan crust that tastes just like traditional Chicken Parmesan but without all the oil and mess. I hate splattering oil on the stovetop!

Without all of the oil, this Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan is so much healthier, but you’d never guess because it tastes just like the original. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make! You only need a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to get this chicken dinner on the table. My family loves it!


My kids love Chicken Parmesan but frying the chicken in a pan is just not the healthiest thing to do for everyday dinners. I love that you can make a healthier Chicken Parmesan in the air fryer and my family can’t tell the difference!



2 – 8 oz chicken breasts

¼ c. shredded Parmesan not grated Parmesan

1 c. Italian style bread crumbs

2 eggs whisked

½ c. marinara sauce

½ c. mozzarella cheese


Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan



Set temperature on Air Fryer to 360 degrees F. Preheat 3 minutes.

Cut chicken breasts in half, lengthwise and trim.

Pound the chicken breasts into thinner pieces that are the same thickness.

In a medium bowl mix together the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.

In another bowl whisk the eggs together.

Dip each piece of chicken in egg and then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture. Repeat with remaining pieces of chicken.

Place chicken breasts in single layer inside of air fryer basket. If you are using a smaller air fryer you will need to cook in batches.

Add chicken breasts to preheated Air Fryer and cook for 6 minutes. Flip the chicken breasts over and top with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Air fry for an addition 3-4 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degree F.

Set aside and keep warm, repeat with remaining 2 pieces