Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are warm hunks of slender meat that is coated with a browned crispy layer and is perfect as a finger food, on a sandwich or as a main menu item. This recipe is a no grease approach to a time tested family favorite that produces tasty and consistent results. Chicken tenders are one of, if not the best, food for crumb snatchers and big kids love them too. This recipe is also a great way to teach our fledglings to cook to help build that independence and maybe help us sleep knowing they know how to feed themselves good warm food.

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In a shallow dish: whisk the 2 eggs.

In a shallow dish: combine breadcrumbs, panko, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, paprika and mix.

Dip the chicken tenders in the eggs. Then coat the chicken in the breadcrumbs mixture.

Transfer the chicken to a baking rack. Coat both sides of the chicken with cooking spray. Place chicken in the air fryer basket. (Optional: coat the basket with cooking spray just right before placing the chicken).

Air fry for 11-12 minutes

Flip half way: or until the internal reaches 165°F .

 (Depending on the size of your air fryer: repeat this step as necessary).

Serve with your favorite dip. Enjoy!

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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Crispy and delicious these juicy chicken tenders are perfect for a snack, sandwich or as a main entree.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ lbs chicken tenders about 12
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs plain
  • ½ cup panko plain
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • In a shallow dish: combine breadcrumbs, panko, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, paprika and mix. In a separate shallow dish: whisk the 2 eggs.
  • Dip the chicken tenders in the eggs. Then coat the chicken in the breadcrumbs mixture. Transfer the chicken to a baking rack. Coat both sides of the chicken with cooking spray. Place chicken in the air fryer basket. (Optional: coat the basket with cooking spray just right before placing the chicken).
  • Air fry for 10 minutes (flip half way) or until the internal reaches 165°F . (Depending on the size of your air fryer: repeat this step as necessary).

Serve with your favorite dip. Enjoy!

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