Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast Recipe

I’m excited to share today a delicious dish Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast. It’s a crunchy, cheesy delicious dish that you can make in your kitchen, if you love chicken breast recipes, this one is just perfect for you. I will show you all the steps, ingredients, the tools you’ll need, some cool tricks, how to save the leftovers, and even what drinks and foods go great with it. Let’s start this tasty recipe!

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Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need

Before we jump into the Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast recipe, let’s make sure you have the necessary kitchen equipment on hand:
  • Air fryer
  • Meat mallet (or a rolling pin)
  • Shallow bowls or plates for coating ingredients
  • Tongs
  • Cooking spray
  • Digital meat thermometer
Now that you have your cooking tools ready, let’s discover the yummy ingredients and the step-by-step instructions to make the most amazing Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (Panko or Italian) I used Panko for this recipe.
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 large eggs

How to Make Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast

Prep the Chicken

Start by prepping your chicken breasts. Lay them between two sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound them with a meat mallet or rolling pin until they’re about 1/2 inch thick. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.

Create the Coating

In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, and dried oregano. Mix everything well to create a flavorful coating.

Coat the Chicken

In another shallow bowl, beat the two large eggs. Take each chicken breast and dip it into the beaten eggs, making sure it’s fully coated. Then, transfer the chicken to the breadcrumb mixture, pressing it firmly to adhere to the coating evenly.

Preheat the Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C). This step ensures that your chicken cooks evenly and gets that crispy texture we all love.

Air Fry the Chicken

Once the air fryer is preheated, lightly grease the basket with cooking spray. Place the coated chicken breasts in a single layer in the basket, ensuring they don’t touch. Cook for about 12-15 minutes, flipping them halfway through, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the coating is golden brown and crispy.

Serve and Enjoy

Once cooked, remove the chicken from the air fryer, let it rest for a few minutes, and then serve your Air Fryer Parmesan-crusted chicken Breast. It’s fantastic on its own or paired with your favorite dipping sauce, a fresh garden salad, or even some roasted vegetables.

Tips

When you’re making the chicken flat, don’t hit it too hard. Just give it a gentle tap, like a soft drumbeat. If you want your chicken to be a bit healthier, you can use whole wheat breadcrumbs and less of the cheesy Parmesan coating You can add your favorite herbs and spices to the breadcrumb mix. Think of herbs like thyme and rosemary or a little pinch of cayenne pepper.

How to Store

If you have some chicken left after your yummy meal, keep it in a special airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. To make it taste great again, just put it back in the air fryer for a little while to keep it crispy and delicious.

Food and Drink Pairings

I tried this Chicken breast with some mashed potatoes and asparagus, The taste was so enjoyable and delicious. And for drinks, You can try a glass of Calamansi Juice. or just a regular cola can be a great option.

FAQs

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

Yes, you can use chicken thighs instead. Just follow the same recipe and adjust the cooking time. but I suggest you try the regular chicken breasts, you will definitely love it.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Of course! You can make it without gluten. Just use special breadcrumbs that don’t have gluten, You can use these Gluten-Free breadcrumbs and make sure all the other things you use don’t have gluten either.

Can I freeze the coated chicken for later?

Yes, you can put the chicken in the freezer and keep it there for up to three months. Just wrap it up really well so it doesn’t get icy.

Is it necessary to use an air fryer, or can I use an oven?

An air fryer works best, but you can still make the chicken yummy in an oven. Just preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake the chicken for about 25-30 minutes. Don’t forget to flip it halfway through to make it extra tasty! ????????????‍????

Conclusion

Now, you have a fantastic recipe for Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast that’s super easy, really fast, and incredibly yummy. The crispy, cheesy taste of this chicken is so delicious that you’ll love it! So, get your air fryer ready and give it a try. Before you go, please think about sharing this amazing recipe with your friends and family. And if you want to hear about more tasty recipes and cooking tips, remember to subscribe to our blog.

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast

Recipe by MamaCourse: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy

This chicken recipe is super fast and simple. It makes chicken extra crispy and covered in yummy cheese. Simple, delious, and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (Panko or Italian) I used Panko for this recipe

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 2 large eggs

Directions

  • Start by prepping your chicken breasts. Lay them between two sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound them with a meat mallet or rolling pin until they're about 1/2 inch thick. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, and dried oregano. Mix everything well to create a flavorful coating.
  • In another shallow bowl, beat the two large eggs. Take each chicken breast and dip it into the beaten eggs, making sure it's fully coated. Then, transfer the chicken to the breadcrumb mixture, pressing it firmly to adhere to the coating evenly.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C). This step ensures that your chicken cooks evenly and gets that crispy texture we all love.
  • Once the air fryer is preheated, lightly grease the basket with cooking spray. Place the coated chicken breasts in a single layer in the basket, ensuring they don't touch. Cook for about 12-15 minutes, flipping them halfway through, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the coating is golden brown and crispy.
  • Once cooked, remove the chicken from the air fryer, let it rest for a few minutes, and then serve your Air Fryer Parmesan-crusted chicken Breast. It's fantastic on its own or paired with your favorite dipping sauce, a fresh garden salad, or even some roasted vegetables.

Notes

  • When you're making the chicken flat, don't hit it too hard. Just give it a gentle tap, like a soft drumbeat.
  • If you want your chicken to be a bit healthier, you can use whole wheat breadcrumbs and less of the cheesy Parmesan coating
  • You can add your favorite herbs and spices to the breadcrumb mix. Think of herbs like thyme and rosemary or a little pinch of cayenne pepper.

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