Air Fryer Cornflake-Crusted Chicken Tenders

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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. 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Servings: 4


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


Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

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