This crusting takes chicken from drab to fab! With less than 8 ingredients it's also fast to prepare! I use seasonings from the Savory Spice Shop(R), however you can use Italian seasoning in place of the cantanzaro herbs.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Egg wash:

Dry mix:


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Mix together egg, pesto, and salt in a shallow dish. In a separate dish mix together cornflake crumbs, Parmesan cheese, cantanzaro herbs, garlic, and salt.

  • Dip each piece of chicken piece first in egg wash, then dredge through the cornflake mixture, shaking off excess breading. Place chicken pieces in the air fryer basket.

  • Air fry for 5 minutes, rearrange chicken pieces, and fry until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You can also use chicken breasts cut into strips instead of chicken tenders.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; 7.8 g total fat; 119 mg cholesterol; 340 mg sodium. 7.1 g carbohydrates; 29.1 g protein; Full Nutrition