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Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Mayo

by Olivia
Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Mayo

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This Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Mayo is a game-changer, folks. It’s crispy, juicy, and bursting with flavor, and the best part? It’s super easy to make. Let’s dive in and whip up this delicious dish that’ll have everyone at the table begging for seconds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This recipe is a true winner because it combines the ease of air frying with the rich, savory flavors of Parmesan cheese and garlic mayonnaise. The chicken comes out perfectly golden and crispy on the outside while staying juicy and tender on the inside. Plus, the combination of mayonnaise and Parmesan creates a delightful crust that’s just irresistible.

Ingredients:

For the Chicken:

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2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced horizontally to make 4 fillets
1 tablespoon fresh oregano or parsley leaves, for garnish
For the Garlic Mayonnaise:

1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
Salt, to taste
For the Parmesan Coating:

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

How to Make This Recipe:

Preheat your air fryer to 390°F (199°C).
Prepare the Chicken: Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally to create 4 fillets. Place the chicken on a cutting board, cover with plastic wrap, and pound into even pieces with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer.
Make the Garlic Mayonnaise: In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, minced garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt. Spread this mixture evenly over each fillet.
Coat the Chicken: In a shallow bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese. Dredge each fillet in the Parmesan mixture, pressing lightly with tongs to ensure the coating sticks. Shake off any excess coating.
Cook: Place the coated chicken fillets in the air fryer basket and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). After 5-6 minutes of cooking, remove the basket and carefully flip the chicken using tongs.
Garnish and Serve: Garnish with fresh oregano or parsley before serving.

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Mayo

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Mayo

 

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Variations:

Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the Parmesan coating for a bit of heat.
Herb Twist: Mix in some chopped fresh basil or rosemary into the garlic mayonnaise for an aromatic twist.
Cheese Lovers: Sprinkle a bit of mozzarella cheese on top of the fillets during the last few minutes of cooking.

Equipment:

Air fryer
Cutting board
Rolling pin or meat tenderizer
Small bowl
Shallow bowl
Tongs

Storage:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply pop them back into the air fryer for a few minutes to regain their crispiness.

What to Serve with This Recipe: 

This dish pairs wonderfully with a side of roasted vegetables, a fresh garden salad, or some creamy mashed potatoes. A light pasta salad would also be a delightful accompaniment.

Tips:

Ensure the chicken fillets are evenly pounded for consistent cooking.
Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket; cook in batches if necessary.
For extra crispiness, lightly spray the coated chicken with cooking spray before air frying.

FAQ:

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts?
Absolutely! Just adjust the cooking time as needed since thighs may take a bit longer to cook.

Can I prepare this recipe in a conventional oven?
Yes, bake the coated chicken at 400°F (200°C) for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through.

 

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Mayo

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Mayo

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

This Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Mayo is a game-changer, folks. It's crispy, juicy, and bursting with flavor, and the best part? It’s super easy to make.

Ingredients

  • For the Chicken:
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced horizontally to make 4 fillets
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or parsley leaves, for garnish
  • For the Garlic Mayonnaise:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • For the Parmesan Coating:
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

Preheat your air fryer to 390°F (199°C).
Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally to create 4 fillets. Place the chicken on a cutting board, cover with plastic wrap, and pound into even pieces with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer.
In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, minced garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt. Spread this mixture evenly over each fillet.
In a shallow bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese. Dredge each fillet in the Parmesan mixture, pressing lightly with tongs to ensure the coating sticks. Shake off any excess coating.
Place the coated chicken fillets in the air fryer basket and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). After 5-6 minutes of cooking, remove the basket and carefully flip the chicken using tongs.
Garnish with fresh oregano or parsley before serving.

Notes

Approximate Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 400 per serving
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 25g

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