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
- Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
- In a shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper.
- Coat each chicken breast with pesto sauce, making sure to cover all sides.
- Dredge the pesto-coated chicken breasts in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
- Place the coated chicken breasts in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching.
- 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.
- Remove the chicken from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve the pesto chicken with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!