Air-Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

Crispy, tender “fried” chicken that is healthy? Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken is the exact dinner recipe you’ve been looking for!


With only 15 minutes of prep work and 15 minutes of cook time, this air fryer parmesan crusted chicken recipe is the ULTIMATE busy mom’s best friend. It’s quick, delicious, and super family-friendly.

One of my favorite things about air fryer parmesan crusted chicken breast is that it tastes great all on its own OR you can dip it into your favorite dipping sauce! It’s also perfect for topping your favorite salads!

Parmesan crusted chicken air fryer style is EXACTLY the type of recipe I love for hot summer days. An air fryer is the perfect little contraption because it keeps all its heat inside, you’d barely even think it’s on! Forget heating up the entire kitchen to cook your dinner, friends.

 Prep Time: 15 minutes

 Cook Time: 15 minutes

 Total Time: 30 minutes

 Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS FOR Air-Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe 

◾2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

◾¼ cup mayonnaise

◾2 cloves garlic minced

◾1 cup seasoned Panko bread crumbs

◾¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated

◾½ teaspoon salt

◾¼ teaspoon pepper

◾Olive oil spray

◾Fresh parsley finely chopped, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS FOR Air-Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe 

◾Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F.

◾Cut chicken breasts in half to make four thin breasts. Place one thin breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound into a thin, even piece with a meat tenderizer. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

◾In a small bowl, stir together the mayo and minced garlic. Spread the garlic mayo all over the chicken breasts.

◾In a shallow bowl, combine the Panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Place a chicken breast into the bread crumbs and press down. Flip and coat the other side. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

◾Coat the air fryer basket with olive oil spray. (Do not use PAM, it can damage some baskets.)

◾Place the chicken in the basket and cook for 8 minutes. Flip and cook for another 5-7 minutes until golden brown and crispy. (Repeat as needed, you don’t want to overcrowd the basket.)

◾Remove chicken and serve warm with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley for garnish.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 781mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg

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