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Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

A perfect balance between tender on the inside and crunch on the outside, this recipe of parmesan crusted chicken with mayo made in the air fryer is quick and easy, it will only take you 15 minutes, and is all flavor.

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner:

For an air fryer meal, it doesn’t get better than this. It utilizes the convenient tool that is an air fryer, and is the ultimate heaty meal. Enjoy the most crunchy and delicious chicken fillets in under 20 minutes with this recipe.

You’ll Need For Parmesan Crusted Chicken

For this recipe, you will need two chicken breasts cut across into 4 fillets, mayo, parmesan, seasoning of your liking, panko breadcrumbs, and garlic.

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

How To Make Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

  • Prep your chicken first by washing it and tapping in with a paper towel to dry which will allow the mayonnaise to cling onto it.
  • Combine your mayo with salt, onion powder, garlic, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Separate the mix to spread on both sides of each fillet.
  • Mix the parmesan and panko breadcrumbs in a plate or shallow dish.
  • Coat your chicken in the breadcrumb mix and tap it in. Meanwhile, turn on your air fryer to 390 F, grease your basket in olive oil, and place your chicken to cook on each side for 4 to 6 minutes.

  • To make sure your chicken is cooked, use a meat thermometer with instant read. You don’t want to overcook your chicken and dry it out, or undercook it and risk getting ill. Therefore, using a thermometer is safest for your health, and makes sure your meat is perfectly done.

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Chicken FAQs:

Do I Have to Flip the Chicken?

Your chicken will cook whether you flip it or not. But, to achieve that perfect crunchy outer layer, I would recommend turning them over mid-cooking. It is a few seconds job, and will ensure you get the ultimate results.

What Size Are Chicken Pieces?

It partially depends on the size of your air fryer, and on how many mouths you’re feeding. Most importantly, for your chicken to cook evenly, you need to cut your pieces into the same size. The ones that are smaller will be ready faster.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

What Type of Cheese Should I Use?

There is a specific art to parmesan cheese, especially for Italian people. The crumblier and frailer the better, it has a specific irresistible flavor and smell. It almost pair perfectly with any food, the sweet and the savory.

In case you can’t get your hands on any parmesan, any white crumbly cheese is good. For a saltier option, pecorino is really close. Milk cheeses are perfect for this recipe.

What Seasoning Should I Use?

Keep it simple when it comes to seasoning.

You use your regular breadcrumbs with an Italian touch by mixing them with onion powder, pepper, salt, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

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Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A perfect balance between tender on the inside and crunch on the outside, this recipe of parmesan crusted chicken with mayo made in the air fryer is quick and easy, it will only take you 15 minutes, and is all flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts without skin and bone, cut horizontally into 4 fillets.
  • 1 tablespoon parsley or oregano to decorate.

The Garlic Mayounnaise

  • ¼ cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt to your liking

The Parmesan Coating

  • 1 cup of shredded parmesan
  • ½ cup of panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Turn on your air fryer to 199°C/ 390°F
  2. Cut 4 fillets out of your chicken breasts.
  3. Transfer to a cutting boarding, top with plastic, and use a meat tenderizer or rolling pin to smack it into a smooth layer.
  4. Combine your mayo with salt, onion powder, garlic, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Separate the mix to spread on both sides of each fillet.
  5. In a plate or shallow dish, stir your parmesan and panko breadcrumbs together. Coat your chicken in the mix, pat it in carefully using your tongs. Repeat for the other side. Tap on anything extra.
  6. Transfer your fillets to the air fryer to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, the core temperature should be at 165 F. Turn your chicken pieces over after 5 to minutes to cook evenly.
  7. Top with parsley or oregano. Serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 71mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 28g

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