Air Fried Paleo Chicken Parmesan

air fried paleo chicken parmesan

Crispy, flavorful, and dredged in a low carb breading using almond meal, with coconut flour, this Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe tastes like the real deal, without frying in oil.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: air fryer, low carb, paleo, whole30
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal


  • 1 lb chicken breasts, pounded thin, sliced in half or 4 chicken cutlets at approx 4 oz each
  • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese - omit if paleo/whole30
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce, plus more to taste
  • cooking spray


  • In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, Italian spices, salt and pepper. Whisk well to combine.
  • Add 1 whisked egg to another bowl.
  • Dip chicken cutlet into egg wash, then dip into the almond flour breading. Make sure both sides are evenly coated with breading.
  • Spray each breast with cooking spray, and add to basket of Air Fryer.
  • Cook 8-10 minutes at 350F. Using tongs, flip sides, and top with marinara and mozzarella, if using. Cook 4-6 more minutes, until chicken is cooked through (will read at 165F). Repeat if making in batches (depending on basket size).


Serving: 1g | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 4g
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