Pesto Chicken Recipe Air Fryer


Pesto chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This recipe combines the classic flavors of pesto with tender and juicy chicken, all cooked to perfection in an air fryer. The result is a crispy and golden brown exterior with a moist and flavorful interior. With a prep time of 10 minutes and a cook time of 15 minutes, this pesto chicken recipe is sure to become a family favorite.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Coat each chicken breast with pesto sauce, making sure to cover all sides.
  4. Dredge the pesto-coated chicken breasts in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  5. Place the coated chicken breasts in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching.
  6. Cook the chicken in the air fryer for 12-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the chicken is golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove the chicken from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Serve the pesto chicken with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!