Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan is an ideal healthy weeknight dinner. The juicy chicken has a crispy panko coating then smothered in melty cheese and a simple tomato sauce. #airfryer #airfryerrecipies #airfryerchicken #chickenrecipes #healthychicken
Preheat air fryer to 370°
Cut or pound the chicken breasts to be about 1/2" thick.
Create a dipping station with one bowl with the panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in it, a second bowl with 1/4 cup of marinara sauce in it and a plate of chicken breasts.
Using a brush, brush a small amount of marinara sauce onto all sides of the chicken breast, then drudge it so that all sides are covered in the panko mixture.
Continue until all breasts are coated.
Spray the rack with olive oil to prevent sticking. Place 2-3 chicken breasts onto rack. Once air fryer is hot, place rack into the air fryer and cook for 10-12 minutes.
While chicken is cooking make a foil tray to fit the size of the rack.
Open air fryer, remove chicken from rack and place on foil tray. Place one slice of cheese on top of each breast. Then place foil tray back into the air fryer and cook for 3-4 minutes. Then add marinara sauce and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
If your chicken breasts are thicker, they will take longer to cook. I always cut into mine to make sure they are cooked through!
Repeat the cooking until all breasts are done.