This was a lovely easy dish to prepare. The more we use the Air Fryer, the more we love it! With this Chicken Parmesan, we chose to use lightly toasted Gluten Free French Bread, but a gluten free hamburger bun would work as would any gluten free pasta. Homemade marinara or from a jar also works. We don't do Mozzarella cheese which is typical of Chicken Parmesan and instead used white aged cheddar cheese. So whatever your options - an easy tasty dish to prepare.
4 skinless/boneless chicken breasts - time for cooking will depend on how big your chicken breasts are. Ours were on the small side so no need to pound out or slice in half - always an option if you have larger chicken breasts
1 egg - whisk well in a flat bowl
1 cup gluten free bread crumbs - they want to be on the finer side bread crumb
seasoning for bread crumbs: 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. ground fennel, 1 tsp Italian Seasoning, salt and fresh cracked pepper, 1/4 cup grated fine Parmesan cheese - mix well on a plate with the bread crumbs
grated or sliced aged white cheddar cheese
lightly toasted gluten free french bread or bun
1-2 cups Marinara sauce
Preheat the Air Fryer for 5 min. at 375 degrees. Heat up the Marinara sauce on a low medium heat so it is heated through by the time the meal is ready to come together. Mix up the bread crumb/seasoning mixture and set aside. Whisk the egg in a flat style bowl. Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture then press into the bread crumb mixture pressing the chicken breasts into the mixture to evenly coat.
Once the Air Fryer has heated, line with an Air Fryer liner or parchment paper and add your chicken breasts. Set the timer for 13 minutes, and turn the chicken half way through. Once cooked add a good Tablespoon or more of the Marinara sauce on top of each chicken breast spreading out evenly and cover with aged cheddar cheese. Cook 1 more minute and slightly open the Air Fryer allowing the Chicken Parmesan to rest 5 minutes. Toast your bread or buns, and add a generous layer of Marinara sauce to the bread, place the chicken on top and add extra Marinara on top if wanted. Serve with any side dish.
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