Skip to Content

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Pin This Recipe!

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a satisfying and easy air fryer chicken recipe! Juicy chicken that is coated in Parmesan mix and then air fried! 

I am obsessed with my Air Fryer right now! I have been pushing out some tasty meals. It is so easy to use and each meal offers amazing results.

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

I used half Panko bread crumbs and half Parmesan for this crushed chicken recipe. It adds the perfect crunchy coating to the chicken. 

 

Can I Use Bone-In Chicken for Crusted Parmesan Chicken

If you want to use bone-in chicken you will need to add more time to cooking. Since the bone is in the chicken I suggest internally checking to ensure it is safe to serve. 

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken I used half Panko bread crumbs and half Parmesan for this crushed chicken recipe. It adds the perfect crunchy coating to the chicken.   Can I Use Bone In Chicken for Crusted Parmesan Chicken If you want to use bone in chicken you will need to add more time to cooking. Since the bone is in the chicken I suggest internally checking to ensure it is safe to serve.

What To Serve With Parmesan Crusted Chicken 

  • Salad
  • Steamed, roasted or air fried veggies
  • French fries 
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pasta salad
  • Cucumber salad
  • Beans 

The list could go on and on. This chicken crusted recipe is very versatile! Pair with any of your favorite sides and enjoy! 

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Tips for Making Parmesan Crusted Air Fryer Chicken

  • Space | Make sure you leave space between each piece of chicken. If you Chicken overlaps and touches it will not cook evenly and you will have undercooked or soggy spots. 
  • Even Coating | Do your best to evenly coat the chicken. You don’t want it built up too much as it can take longer to cook in that area. You also don’t want it too thin or it can dry out the chicken. 
  • Watch Cook Time | Depending on the thickness of your chicken will affect the cooking time. If you use say chicken breasts it will have a longer cook time. Where tenderloins will cook so much faster. So use my timing as a rough guide and check the internal temperature to ensure it is at least 165 degrees. 

Parmesan Crusted Air Fryer Chicken

Best Way To Store Air Fryer Chicken 

If you have leftovers you can easily store in an airtight container in your fridge. The chicken will store up to three days. 

 

It is best when fresh as the crust has a nice crunchy flavor. You will want to reheat in microwave, oven or air fryer. 

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Can You Freeze Leftover Parmesan Crusted Chicken 

I haven’t tried freezing but I don’t see why it would not work. Place leftover chicken in an airtight container or freezer bag. 

 

Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge to reheat in microwave or cover and place in the oven to reheat. Either method works, I find the oven offers the best texture for breaded items when it comes to reheating.Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Crazing more air fryer recipes

 

If you got an air fryer of any kind for the holidays or a treat for yourself you will love this recipe. Simple steps, easy ingredients, and on a fantastic chicken recipe.

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

 

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a satisfying and easy air fryer chicken recipe! Juicy air fryer chicken that is coated in Parmesan mix and then air fried!

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Parmesan shredded
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Split chicken breasts in half
  2. Pound each piece with a meat hammer ( so they are even )
  3. Spread Mayo on both sides of each piece of chicken
  4. Mix together Panko and Parmesan ( for keto skip the panko)
  5. Coat each piece of chicken in the panko/parmesan mixture
  6. Preheat air fryer to 390
  7. In a single layer place in air fryer
  8. Cook for 15 minutes turning once after 10 minutes.

Notes

To make this keto increase the parmesan and skip the bread crumbs. You will not need any cooking spray the mayo helps give the chicken a crispy crust

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 663Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 930mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 30g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Pin This Recipe!

Air fryer Copy Cat Texas Road House Rattlesnake Bites
Air fryer Copy Cat Texas Road House Rattlesnake Bites
← Read Last Post
The Best Air Fryer McDonald's Copy Cat Egg McMuffin
The Best Air Fryer McDonald's Copy Cat Egg McMuffin
Read Next Post →

Linda

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

How can I cook this is the air fryer so the meat is not so dry

Alicia Lynn

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Made this for dinner and YUM. I used Ritz crackers with Italian seasoning and a little parsley. Paired it with green beans and sweet corn. Will be making this again.

Hannah

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Use sour cream instead of Mayo. (Ironic because I usually hate sour cream and like Mayo) You will thank me later. Also super easy to experiment with different seasonings. I also add just a little mozzarella with the parmesan cheese. Usually during halfway because mozzarella can burn fast occasionally

Shannon

Saturday 9th of January 2021

This was super easy to make and super tasty. I am glad I chose this as my first air fryer meal. So easy and super moist. I didn't think that was possible. Yummy 5 stars!

Jeremy

Friday 8th of January 2021

For Keto, you can use crushed up Pork Rinds in place of the Panko bread crumbs. :)