Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs — If you love the taste of chicken parmesan, but are trying to eat healthier or are cooking for someone who is gluten-free, this Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatball recipe will be a hit. It’s easy to make and only requires a few ingredients! Plus it’ll cook in your air fryer faster than making regular meatballs on the stovetop.
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs –This is really going to be a feast in your mouth. If you love chicken parmesan as much as my family, these are amazing.
If you are looking for an authentic Italian dinner, these Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are a quick and delicious dinner that’s ready in no time at all.
Lightly seasoned with panko bread crumbs and stuffed with shredded mozzarella cheese, you will get the same flavors, s if you were eating a real Italian Chicken Parmesan Dinner. You can use either them as a topping on a plate of spaghetti or, as I did with my family, stuffed them into a great hoagie for a great and easy dinner option.
Looking for even more Air Fryer Italian Recipes? Some of my favorites are AIR FRYER EASY ITALIAN CHICKEN TENDERS, AIR FRYER ITALIAN GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH, INSTANT POT ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS and AIR FRYER, ITALIAN HERB-ROASTED OLIVES.
What is Chicken Parmesan?
Chicken Parmesan or Chicken Parmigiana is an Italian dish that is traditionally made with breaded chicken breasts, then covered with marinara sauce, and then covered in shredded mozzarella cheese.
They are usually baked or deep-fried, depending on if you are making a home version or eating out. Served either as a side to a big plate of pasta or as a Chicken Parmesan Sub.
Truth, while everyone thinks this is a dish they would find in Italy, it’s not in Italy you would either find the same dish with either veal or eggplant. Chicken Parmesan is nowhere to be found. This is truly an American-Italian Dish.
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
Today, I made a quick lunch for my family, using ground chicken, and then made it exactly how I make my Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Recipe.
This made for a great Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Sub, served it with some more Mariana sauce, and smothered the sub with even more shredded mozzarella cheese. It was delicious, and I got the two thumbs from my kids.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
- Ground Chicken Breast
- Italian Breadcrumbs
- Italian Seasoning
- Black Pepper
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Marinara Sauce
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Hoagie Rolls
How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
In a large mixing bowl, mix the ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
Using your hands, shape the meatballs into 1 to 2 inch balls. Either place them into a greased baking pan or place them into a greased air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting for 10-12 minutes. Flip halfway.
Spread the Marinara sauce over the cooked meatballs, and then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top. Set back into the air fryer for a couple of minutes at 300 degrees F or until the cheese has melted.
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Recipe Using Air Fryer
While you can easily make these in a skillet, this recipe uses my air fyrer, They are quickkly peprpared and cook up gorcerously without a lot of oil.
They are perfect. If you have trouble with them sticking, either place them into a baking pan (as I did, any pan that will in your air fryer that can go into the oven will work) or use a piece of parchment paper.
This recipe will also work with ground turkey or beef.
Some Pro Tips For Making Chicken Meatballs
- You can switch this recipe out for ground turkey or ground beef.
- Shake the basket several times during the cooking process, or use a pair of tongs to flip the meatballs, this way, both sides cook up perfectly.
- Watch the air fryer while the cheese is cooking up; depending on the model of air fryer you own, it will go from undone to burnt in seconds.
Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs Temperature
I like to use a temperature of 350 degrees F, an on-air frying setting to cook the meatballs. If I am using beef, I do increase the temperature so that the beef cooks up quicker.
But, after you add the cheese, I do like to reduce the temperature. If you keep the temperature at 350 F, you will find your cheese burnt.
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Cooking Time
The cooking time will actually depend on two things, which is why I recommend using a meat thermometer to make sure your Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are perfectly cooked.
But they will depend on what air fry you own. I have made this recipe in The Instant Pot Vortex, The Instant Pot Crisp Lid, and Cosori Air Fryer. The cooking time is about a minute for each. But it will also depend on how big your meatballs are. The larger the meatball, the more cooking time it will need.
What To Serve With Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs in The Oven
This recipe can be easily converted to a regular oven recipe, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
In the last 4 minutes of cooking, add the marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese, and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.
Some Other Great & Easy Air Fryer Recipes-
- AIR FRYER COPYCAT KFC SPICY CHICKEN SANDWICH
- BBQ AIR FRYER CHICKEN BREAST
- AIR FRYER GENERAL TSO’S CHICKEN RECIPE
- AIR FRYER PHILLY CHEESESTEAK CALZONES
- AIR FRYER STEAK FAJITAS
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- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 cup Marinara Sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3 Sub or Hoagie Rolls
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
- Using your hands, shape the meatballs into 1 to 2 inch balls. Either place them into a greased baking pan or place them into a greased air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting for 10-12 minutes. Flip halfway.
- Spread the Marinara sauce over the cooked meatballs, and then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top. Set back into the air fryer for a couple of minutes at 300 degrees F or until the cheese has melted.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1246Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 326mgSodium: 3134mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 6gSugar: 13gProtein: 85g
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