Air Fryer Cornflake-Crusted Chicken Tenders


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®, however you can use Italian seasoning in place of the cantanzaro herbs.

close up view of Cornflake-Crusted Chicken Tenders in a white bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


Egg wash:

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon pesto

  • 1 pinch salt

Dry mix:

  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes

  • 1 ounce finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon cantanzaro herbs (such as Savory Spice Shop®)

  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pound chicken tenders


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

220 Calories
8g Fat
7g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 340mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 245mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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