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Air Fryer Panko Breaded Low-Fat Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Sauce

Air Fryer Panko Breaded Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Sauce is a quick and easy low-calorie, low-fat recipe with mozzarella cheese. This recipe is great for weeknight dinners that everyone in the family will love!
Air Fryer Panko Breaded Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Sauce on a white plate
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I am still on my experimenting kick with the Air Fryer. I feel like I have mastered battered fried chicken wings (be sure to check out my Garlic Parmesan Fried Chicken Wings and Sriracha Honey Bourbon Fried Chicken Wings recipes), and decided to move over to a fried chicken parmesan recipe.
raw chicken breasts on a blue cutting board
marinara sauce, breadcrumbs, an egg, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese in separate bowls
breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning in a large glass bowl
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chicken parmesan in an air fryer

I have made chicken parmesan a few times before. I have always baked it, opposed to frying it. In restaurants, chicken parm is usually prepared fried. Thanks to the Air Fryer I can do that myself out home and save a ton of the fat.

Air Fryer Panko Breaded Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Sauce on a white plate

Stay Snatched recipes are focused on quick and easy. With that in mind, I totally understand if you want to cut out some time for this recipe and use store-bought marinara. There really are some good ones out there, so feel free! I prepared my Homemade Marinara Sauce for this recipe.

It does take about 20 minutes to simmer. I usually start with the marinara and allow it to simmer while I prep the remaining ingredients. You can also get the chicken going in the Air Fryer during this time.

person holding a fork full of air fryer chicken parmesan
Air Fryer Panko Breaded Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Sauce
Air Fryer Panko Breaded Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Sauce on a white plate
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Air Fryer Panko Breaded Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Sauce

Air Fryer Panko Breaded Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Sauce is a quick and easy low-calorie, low-fat recipe with mozzarella cheese.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan, keto chicken parmesan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 332kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil.
  • Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to create 4 thinner chicken breasts. Place the chicken breasts on a hard surface and pound them to completely flatten.
  • Combine the panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste in a bowl large enough to dip the chicken breasts. Stir to combine.
  • Place the egg in a bowl large enough to dip the chicken.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg and then the breadcrumbs mixture.
  • Place in the chicken breasts in the air fryer. Spray the top of the chicken with cooking oil.
  • Cook for 7 minutes on 370 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer. Top each of the breasts with marinara sauce and then the shredded mozzarella.
  • Cook for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese has melted. Every air fryer brand will cook at varying speeds. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Notes

  • You can substitute any breadcrumbs you wish, including Italian seasoned breadcrumbs.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 12g
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Recipe Rating




Laura Montgomery

Saturday 16th of January 2021

This was easy and perfect!! The chicken was crispy on the outside and moist on inside. Will definitely make again!!

staysnatched

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Glad to hear you will make it again.

Victoria R

Thursday 7th of January 2021

Super yummy! made this tonight and this will definitely be a recipe to keep making ! how many calories was it ?

staysnatched

Friday 8th of January 2021

I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!

Jovan

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Seriously best recipe out there for chicken parm! It's super easy to make and incredibly delicious! Everyone compliments how it looks and tastes after! I meal prep and it tastes good all week! I just pop it in the toaster oven to reheat so.the breading stays crispy (although the microwave is fine too).

staysnatched

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe.

John

Wednesday 30th of December 2020

This was my second meal from my air fryer Christmas gift and it was great! I pounded two breasts to an even thickness and adjusted the cooking time to 7 minutes first round, then flip and 3 minutes, and finally added the marinara and mozzarella for 2 minutes. It was perfect, just a bit of browning of the cheese. I added a side of spaghetti rigatoni alla marinara to complete.

staysnatched

Saturday 2nd of January 2021

That sounds like the perfect pairing!

Wendy

Thursday 17th of December 2020

Loved this recipe and I can't believe how quick it baked in my air fryer!

staysnatched

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.