For flawless crispy breaded chicken without all the oil, look no further than this air-fryer recipe. Set up a breading station, pour your sauce, shred some cheese and have a delicious dinner on the table in under 40 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Bits and Bites
- 1.5 Pounds chicken breasts thinly sliced
- 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 1/2 Cup marinara sauce
- 1/4 Cup flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 Cup parmesan cheese
- 1/2 Cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 Teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
In a bowl, whisk together parmesan, bread crumbs, basil, oregano, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Spread onto a plate and set aside. In the same bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, and pour onto another plate. Set aside.
Set up your breading station with 4 plates. Plate 1 – flour. Plate 2 – scrambled eggs. Plate 3 – breading mixture. Plate 4 – empty and waiting for the breaded chicken
Taking 1 chicken breast at at time, cover it in flour, dip it in the egg mixture, and evenly coat with breading. Set onto plate 4. Continue to do this until all your chicken breasts are breaded.
Preheat your air fryer to 380 and pour your cheese and sauce into two bowls.
Once air fryer is preheated, spray with oil and place 2 chicken breasts in the fryer. Cook for 7 minutes. Once done, flip the chicken breasts in the air fryer basket and top with 1-2 spoonfuls of sauce and 1-2 pinches of cheese.
Place back in the air fryer and cook for 5 more minutes.
Set cooked chicken breasts aside, and continue to repeat until all chicken has been cooked.