I am going to be honest with you. Dave and I are sitting here two cups of coffee in playing with the kids and I am at a loss for words. Unsure if it is the late night or just the feeling that every blog post seems to need this neat and concise story and this one just doesn’t have one. It is just a great recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan.
Sometimes food is just that. Food.
We had chicken, we had Parmesan, and we had sauce. Boom. Dinner. Lol.
As with most of our meals, both of the kids gobbled it up. I realize more and more that although Harrison is “picky” and Hailey will eat anything and everything… They both tend to always gobble up dinner. They do play hard during the day so maybe part of it is they are just starving by the time dinner rolls around. This recipe was no exception. Als, I had also had a long day and I gobbled this Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan up too — with a giant glass of wine. Dave had a big ol glass of scotch. Lol.
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This air fried chicken parmesan will get you crispy, gooey, tender, juicy, cheesy, saucy, flavorful, chicken thighs cooked to perfection. This is one of my all time favorites and my whole family feels the same way. I recommend making this easy family friendly dinner to anybody who loves amazing food. I've had it cooked many ways but in the air fryer is by far my favorite.
1jarYour Favorite Pasta SauceHunts is cheap and delicious
1Tbsp Olive Oil
1 & 1/2cupsMozzarella Cheese sliced or shredded
1cupPlain or Italian Breadcrumbs
1cupsParmesan Cheese freshly grated preferred
1/2tspBlack Pepperfresh ground preferred
Mix dredge ingredients on a plate
Beat eggs with salt and pepper on another plate
Spread 1 cup flour on another plate
Take each boneless chicken thigh and cover in flour shaking off extra flour
Dip floured chicken thigh into the egg wash making sure all of the chicken thigh surface is covered in egg
Cover the egg washed chicken thigh with the bread crumb and parmesan dredge and push the crumbs into the egg so the crumbs stick well
Place breaded chicken thighs on a piece of wax paper
Repeat for the remaining chicken thighs
Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes
Spray the hot air fryer basket with olive oil
Place breaded chicken thighs into the air fryer basket so there is room left for hot air to blow around each thigh
*Two or three batches if needed
Spray chicken with olive oil
Air fry at 370 degrees for 10 mins and flip the chicken using a cookie spatula and lightly spray with olive oil
Air fry 370°F for 6 minutes
Spoon 2 – 3 Tbsp pasta sauce over each chicken thigh
Put 2 slices or ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese over each chicken thigh, sprinkle with Italian seasoning
Air fry at 320°F for 4 more minutes
Use a cookie spatula to slide under each finished chicken parmesan and move a plate to cool for 5 minutes before digging in
Serve with pasta, noodled zucchini or carrots and a salad
Put a chicken parmesan between two halves of a toasted bun to make a chicken parmesan sandwich
Serving: 1.5thighs | Calories: 439kcal
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