Chicken Parmesan With Pasta and Air-Fryer Broccoli
1 large boneless chicken breast
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
½ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
Salt and black pepper to taste
4 fresh mozzarella cheese slices
For Marinara Sauce, see the recipe below
3 oz fettuccine noodles
Slice the chicken breast into two thin cutlets. Pound lightly between the plastic to even out the slices. Brush with cutlets with mayonnaise and dredge in bread crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to cook,
Boil salted water in a large saucepan and cook the noodles al dente. Drain
Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a 10-inch skillet. Brown the chicken cutlets on both sides. Cover with sauce. Cover the skillet and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the cover and top each cutlet with 2 slices of cheese. Cover the pan and cook over low until the cheese melts about 2 minutes.
Divide the pasta onto 2 individual plates, and top with some salt sauce. Place the chicken parmesan next to the pasta.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ cup chopped onion
14 oz container of finely diced Italian tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon red chili flakes
½ teaspoon salt
Simmer the ingredients in a medium saucepan for 30 minutes over low heat.
Air- Fryer Broccoli
1 pound broccoli florets cut into evenly sized pieces (about 4 to 5 cups florets,]
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar optional; helps with caramelization
2 tablespoons water
Place the florets in a mixing bowl and top with the olive oil, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and sugar. Toss to coat, making sure to rub the florets evenly with the oil and spices to prevent burning.
Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
Add the water to the bottom of the air fryer (it will hiss and splatter). Add the broccoli (if adding toppings, keep the bowl handy and don’t wash it yet). Let cook for 5 minutes.
My air-fryer has an open weave basket, so I place an air-fryer parchment sheet in the basket to help with clean-up.
Remove the basket and with tongs, toss the broccoli. Return it to the air fryer and continue cooking for 5 additional minutes, until crispy outside and tender when pieced with a fork. The cook time will vary based on your air fryer, so keep an eye on it and toss the broccoli every few minutes to promote even crisping.
Serve immediately, or if adding toppings, transfer the broccoli back to the mixing bowl. Top with any other topping suggestions: lemon zest, lemon juice, Parmesan, and/or red pepper flakes.