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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken fingers, air fryer chicken tender, best air fryer chicken tender recipe, easy air fryer chicken tender recipe
Servings: 12


  • Air Fryer


  • 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


  • 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!