Air-Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 10, 2023
Quick, simple and oh-so-tasty, this air-fryer chicken Parmesan recipe is the perfect weeknight dish to have on hand. It's just as crispy as the classic, if not crispier! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Optional: Chopped fresh basil and hot cooked pasta


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat eggs. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Dip chicken in egg, then coat with crumb mixture.
  2. Place chicken in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until a thermometer reads 165°, 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through. Top chicken with sauce and mozzarella. Cook until cheese is melted, 3-4 minutes longer. If desired, sprinkle with chopped basil and additional Parmesan cheese and serve with pasta.

Air-Fryer Chicken Parmesan Tips

Can you put raw chicken in an air fryer?

Like in this recipe, you can cook raw chicken in an air fryer. Just remember to flip the chicken breast halfway through for even browning!

Can you use breading in an air fryer?

Yes, you can use breading in an air fryer. Try out these other breaded air-fryer recipes: Air-Fryer Pickles, Air-Fryer Fish and Fries, and Breaded Air-Fryer Summer Squash.

Can you put aluminum foil in an air fryer?

You can put aluminum foil in an air fryer, but we recommend avoiding it if possible. The foil can block airflow and cause uneven cooking. Only use foil if the recipe calls for it. (Find even more air-fryer recipes to love!)

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor, and Alicia Rooker, Taste of Home Recipe Editor and Tester
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half: 416 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 215mg cholesterol, 863mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 49g protein.