The air fryer hummed softly as it worked its culinary magic, transforming the once plain chicken breasts into crispy, golden masterpieces. The tantalizing aroma of marinara sauce and bubbling mozzarella cheese filled the kitchen, a mouthwatering preview of the feast to come.
For the Chicken:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup breadcrumbs (preferably Italian-style)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil leaves (optional, for garnish)
- Cooked spaghetti or your preferred pasta (optional, for serving)
- In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. This will be your breadcrumb mixture.
- In another shallow bowl, beat the eggs.
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
- Dip each chicken breast into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
- Coat the chicken breasts in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the chicken to adhere well.
- Lightly coat the EaZy MealZ Air Fry Crisper Basket & Bake Pan with cooking spray or use parchment paper to prevent sticking.
- Place the coated chicken breasts in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don't overlap.
- Air fry the chicken at 400°F (200°C) for 12-15 minutes, flipping them halfway through, or until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is golden and crispy. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (74°C).
- Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the EaZy MealZ Air Fry Crisper Basket & Bake Pan.
- Preheat your oven's broiler to high.
- In an oven-safe dish, spread a spoonful of marinara sauce, then place the cooked chicken on top.
- Spoon more marinara sauce over each chicken breast, and then sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Place the dish under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the chicken Parmesan is slightly browned.
- Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired.
- Serve the Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan over cooked spaghetti or your preferred pasta, with extra marinara sauce on the side.
Enjoy your delicious and crispy Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan!