Best Air Fryer – Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Best Air Fryer – Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

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If you’re looking for a quick snack or fun dinner idea, you can’t go wrong with this Air Fryer Chicken Tenders recipe! 

Best Air Fryer - Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Air fryer chicken tenders are the perfect dinner for busy weeknights!

Best Air Fryer – How Do You Cook Chicken Tenders in an Air Fryer? 

This air fryer chicken recipe involves minimal prep and cooking times, and thanks to the air fryer, it’s super easy! Most of the ingredients are items you already have in the fridge and pantry! 

You can use these air fryer chicken tenders in tons of recipes, like chicken fajitas, chicken finger subs, and even chicken parmesan! They can also be cut down into bite-sized homemade chicken nuggets for the kids.

Best Air Fryer - Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

We love serving air fryer chicken tenders with a bunch of different dipping sauces on Game Day! 

Best Air Fryer – Air Fryer Chicken Tenders 

Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 8-10 min

Best Air Fryer - Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

You can change up the flavor of your Air Fryer Chicken tenders by swapping out the seasonings to try something different! 

Shopping List: 

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½  cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup Panko crumbs **see notes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt 
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour 

Serving Sauces: 

  • Ketchup
  • Honey Mustard
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Your favorite dipping sauce

Best Air Fryer - Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Nothing beats biting into a crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tender!

Instructions:

  • Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees F.
  • Clean and trim chicken if necessary.

Best Air Fryer - Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

You can easily make gluten free Air Fryer Chicken Tenders by using gluten-free flour and gluten-free Panko crumbs.

  • First, add the bread crumbs and seasonings to shallow bowl or plate, mix together with a fork. 
  • Next, pour beaten eggs to shallow bowl or plate.
  • Add flour to shallow bowl or plate.

Best Air Fryer - Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Kitchen hack: use tongs to help keep your hands clean when making your Air Fryer Chicken!

  • Dip one chicken tender in flour, then in eggs, and then in breadcrumbs mixture. Coating evenly on all sides.

Best Air Fryer - Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Depending on how crispy you like your chicken, repeat the coating process a couple of times!

  • Set aside on plate or tray.
  • Repeat with 3-4 more tenders.

Best Air Fryer - Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

My kids look forward to helping me make Air Fryer Chicken Tenders–it’s their favorite meal! 

  • Cook chicken for 8-10 minutes, depending on size of tenders or until golden and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Best Air Fryer - Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

You can even meal prep Air Fryer Chicken Tenders, and then freeze them!

  • While chicken is cooking, prepare more chicken with coating.
  • Repeat cooking until all chicken is cooked.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes:

Breadcrumbs: You can use all Panko, all breadcrumbs, a combination, or even use crackers crumbs.

This air fryer chicken tenders recipe is a quIck, easy, and healthy way to get “restaurant taste” at home!

Prep Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
10 minutes

Total Time
20 minutes

Best Air Fryer – Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 2 large eggs , beaten
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup Panko crumbs **see notes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • Serving Sauces:
  • Ketchup
  • Honey Mustard
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Your favorite dip sauce

Best Air Fryer – Instructions

    1. Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees F.
    2. Clean and trim chicken if necessary.
    3. Add bread crumbs and seasonings to a shallow bowl or plate. Then, mix together with a fork.
    4. Next, add the beaten eggs to a shallow bowl or plate.
    5. Add flour to a shallow bowl or plate.
    6. Dip one chicken tender in flour, then in eggs, and then in breadcrumbs mixture. Coating evenly on all sides.
    7. Set aside on a plate or tray.
    8. Repeat with 3-4 more tenders.
    9. Cook chicken for 8-10 minutes, depending on size of tenders, or until golden and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
    10. While the chicken is cooking, prepare more chicken with coating.
    11. Repeat cooking until all chicken is cooked.
    12. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce. 

Best Air Fryer – Notes

Breadcrumbs: You can use all Panko, all breadcrumbs, a combination or even use crackers crumbs

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About Kristen Yard

Kristen is mom to an amazing 11-year-old daughter who, to Kristen’s delight, is just as geek-chic as as she is! When they aren’t busy crafting, cooking, and exploring together, Kristen is a blogger and YA author, who runs her own business, helping creative entrepreneurs find the time to chase their dreams! She is the author of the book, The Fall: (A Havenwood Falls Novela).

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