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Healthy Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Chicken

Air Fryer crispy chicken recipe made with chicken cutlets and Parmesan cheese. Healthful fried chicken for a weeknight-meal that's a child friendly and family-friendly chicken recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
Servings: 6
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Angela


  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breast butterflied
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp pepper divided
  • ½ tsp onion powder divided
  • ½ cup kodiak cakes flapjack mix
  • ¾ tsp paprika divided
  • ½ tsp salt divided


  • Preheat Air Fryer into 390°F and spray skillet with olive oil spray.
  • Trim chicken breast of surplus fat. Make sure you butterfly chicken breasts or pound to no thicker than 1/4 inch. This can be a significant thing to ensure that the chicken cooks completely.
  • Measure out breadcrumbs and Kodiak cake blend into two different bowls. Season breadcrumbs and Kodiak cake mix evenly with spices.
  • Add parmesan cheese into the breadcrumb bowl. Then place egg third bowl and then scramble using a fork. Line the bowls up in order of Kodiak Cakes combination, egg, breadcrumbs.
  • Dredge chicken in flour then dip and coating in to eggs. Coat with breadcrumb mixture on either side.
  • Place chicken in air fryer and cook 390°F for 4 minutes. Flip and cook for 2-4 minutes depending on thickness of chicken. Cook till done.