Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken is tender chicken with a crispy Panko parmesan coating that can be on the dinner table in 20 minutes.
 CourseMain Dishes
 CuisineAmerican, Italian
 Prep Time10minutes 
 Cook Time12minutes 
 Total Time22minutes 


  • 2 large chicken breasts sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Olive oil spray
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Bread The Chicken

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400° for 5 minutes.
  • In a wide shallow bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • In a second wide shallow dish, beat the eggs.
  • In a third shallow dish, mix together the parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs.
  • Dredge a piece of chicken through the flour mixture and coat well on both sides. Shake off any excess flour.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg and coat all sides of the chicken.
  • Then place the chicken in the parmesan Panko breadcrumbs and spoon the mixture on the top. Press the mixture onto the chicken. Turn the chicken and repeat so the breading is sticking to all sides of the chicken.

Air Fry The Chicken

  • Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray, then place the chicken in the air fryer basket.
  • Spray the chicken with nonstick cooking spray. Place the basket in the air fryer and set the temperature for 400° F. Be sure that there is room between each piece of chicken and that you do not overcrowd the chicken.
  • Set the Air Fry time for 6 minutes, then flip the chicken over and spray with cooking spray. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken with your favorite side dishes.