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Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken recipe works great for crispy, juicy breast or tenders. Add this breaded chicken to pasta or serve with your favorite side dishes.

air fryer parmesan crusted chicken sliced on a bamboo cutting board

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What Type of Chicken to Use

I use a pound of chicken breasts, which is typically 2 large size breasts. I like to use this recipe for salads and pasta and I like thick strips of chicken so I leave the breasts intact. If you want to enjoy these as chicken cutlets, slice your chicken breasts in half (horizontally) to create 4 cutlets.

You can also use bone-in chicken breasts or thighs. Bone-in chicken usually has an additional cook time of around 5 minutes.

chicken breasts, breadcrumbs, raw egg, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning in separate glass bowls

How to Make Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste in a bowl large enough to dredge the chicken breasts.
  2. Place an egg in a bowl large enough to dip the chicken.
  3. Dip the chicken in the egg and then the breadcrumbs mixture.
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil spray.
  5. Place in the breaded chicken breasts in the air fryer.
  6. Air fry.
breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a glass bowl
breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a glass bowl
parmesan crusted chicken in an air fryer

Air Fryer Temperature

I recommend 370 degrees.

Cook Time/How Long to Cook

Cook for 12-15 minutes or until the chicken has crisped and reached a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer. I don’t flip the chicken, but you can if you wish around 10 minutes.

Do You Have to Flip the Chicken?

It depends on the air fryer you use. Some models will cook both the top and bottom at an even pace. If your air fryer has a heating element at the top, you should consider flipping.

parmesan crusted chicken in air fryer

How to Store Leftovers

Leftovers can be stored tightly sealed in the fridge for 3-4 days.

How to Reheat the Chicken

The best way to reheat the chicken is in the air fryer on 350 degrees until warm.

parmesan crusted chicken in air fryer

Freezer Tips

You can freeze the chicken tightly sealed and covered for up to 3 months.

Pair With These Side Dishes

Air Fryer Green Beans
Air Fryer Asparagus
Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
Air Fryer Glazed Carrots

Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes
Air Fryer Ravioli
Air Fryer Potato Skins

Pair the Chicken With These Recipes

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta
Fried Chicken Salad
Air Fryer Green Beans
Air Fryer Asparagus

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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings
Air Fryer Cornish Hens
Air Fryer Chicken Kebabs
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

Slow Cooker Crockpot Chicken and Rice
Air Fryer Spatchcock Chicken
Southern Chicken Spaghetti
Nashville Hot Chicken Tenders

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken recipe works great for crispy, juicy breast or tenders. Add this breaded chicken to pasta or serve with your favorite side dishes.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer parmesan crusted chicken, parmesan crusted chicken air fryer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 305kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste in a bowl large enough to dredge the chicken breasts. Stir to combine.
  • Place the egg in a bowl large enough to dip the chicken. Beat the egg.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg and then the breadcrumbs mixture.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil spray.
  • Place in the breaded chicken breasts in the air fryer. Spray the top of the chicken with cooking oil.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes on 370 degrees or until the chicken has crisped and reached a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer. I don’t flip the chicken, but you can if you wish around 10 minutes.

Notes

You can use any type of breadcrumbs you wish.
Cook time will vary greatly based on the air fryer you use and the size and width of your chicken breasts. Be sure to keep a close eye and use a meat thermometer to test. Thicker chicken will require longer cook times.
You can also use bone-in chicken breasts or thighs. Bone-in chicken usually has an additional cook time of around 5 minutes.
 
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 14g
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