Air fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken is an easy dinner ready in 20 minutes. Makes for tender and juicy chicken breasts with crispy golden crusts and a ‘deep-fried’ taste. No oil needed!
2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
¼ cup mayonnaise
⅓ cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
⅓ cup Panko breadcrumbs
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp black pepper freshly ground
¼ tsp sea salt adjust to taste
Slice each chicken breast horizontally into two halves with a sharp knife.
Pat the chicken dry and spread the mayonnaise on both sides with a butter knife.
Take a wide and shallow bowl and add the parmesan, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, black pepper, and sea salt. Combine the ingredients with a fork or spoon.
Dredge the chicken breasts in the above coating, doing first one side and then the other. Pat down so the coating sticks to the meat.
Preheat your air fryer to 380 F and set the timer to 12 minutes.
Arrange the chicken breasts in the preheated air fryer basket. Cook for the time set, flipping them halfway through the cooking.
Serve hot out of the fryer with a sauce or dip and the accompaniments of your choice. If you want, you can slice the meat for easier serving.