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Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken recipe is easy to make and so delicious. You'll love the crispy crust and the cheesy goodness.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 575kcal
Author: Wendy


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon Nature’s Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Trim the fat from the chicken and if the chicken breast is over an inch and a half thick, you can cut in half to thin the fillet out.
  • Season all sides of the chicken with the natures seasoning.
  • Place the chicken fillets in the air fryer basket. Leave room between fillets.
  • Using a kitchen brush, apply mayonnaise to the chicken fillets to fully coat the top side. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for 12-15 minutes at 370° or until chicken is 165° internally.


  • Not a fan of mayo? Switch out the mayo for Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  • If your chicken breasts are thicker in some places, pound the thickest part of the chicken down with a meat mallet until they are all the same thickness for even cooking.
  • Save some time by using chicken tenderloins instead but you will need to cook them for less time.
  • For even more flavor, marinate the chicken breast in olive oil and Italian seasonings for around an hour before baking.
  • If you don't have Nature's Seasoning on hand, you can use your favorite all-purpose seasoning, or a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning.
  • Breading both sides? Use a small bowl to roll the chicken in the parmesan cheese
  • For easy clean up you can spray your air fryer basket with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Be sure to place chicken in a single layer in the air fryer so that it crisps up nicely.
  • Serve with your favorite sides for a delicious meal.
Nutritional information will vary based on the ingredients that you use. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 966mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 428IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 409mg | Iron: 4mg