Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

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Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan


  • cooking oil spray
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat air fryer to 360°F (180°C). Spray basket or rack (depending on model) with cooking oil spray.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese in a bowl.
  3. Pour melted butter into a separate bowl.
  4. Brush chicken thighs with butter. Dip each thigh into the breadcrumb mixture, pressing down until chicken is well coated on each side.
  5. Place 2 chicken thighs in the basket of the air fryer, and lightly mist chicken with cooking oil spray.
  6. Cook chicken in the air fryer for 6 minutes. Turn chicken over, top with 2 tablespoons marinara sauce and 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese. Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 3 minutes more.
  7. Repeat with remaining chicken thighs.
Mealthy tip:

Use gluten-free bread crumbs when dipping the chicken into the bread crumb-Parmesan cheese mixture to make this a gluten-free meal.

If you want to skip the pasta, serve this alongside a hearty green salad or roasted zucchini.

Looking for a vegetarian version? Use slices of eggplant or zucchini instead of chicken!

For more dinner ideas for your Air Fryer, check out:

Air Fryer Easy Chicken Breasts

Air Fryer Barbeque Chicken

Air Fryer Salmon


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Eddie Luciano says:

Very easy, straightforward recipe. Thinking of a substitute to butter I can use just to cut calories. Otherwise, this was a great recipe. Also, I used chicken breasts instead of thighs and pounded them with so they were about 1-1/2" in width.

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Jamie Bell says:

First time making this recipe, and it was good. It's a healthier version of chicken parm, better than what I normally would make, which usually involves lots of grease and cheese. I served it over a bed of pasta with lots of tomato sauce. Perfect for a weeknight.