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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

This air fryer chicken tenders recipe only takes you 25 minutes to turn out 12 crisp, juicy chicken fingers for four.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken tenders, chicken tenders in air fryer, frozen chicken tenders in air fryer, how to make chicken tenders in air fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 10 oz chicken tenders or chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 0.25 oz parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 small eggs
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise


  • Place 10 oz chicken tenders in a bowl. Add 1/8 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1/4 tsp paprika, and 1/4 tsp chili powder. Mix everything together and allow to marinate.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (skip if you’re making chicken tenders to freeze).
  • In another bowl, mix 1 cup breadcrumbs with 0.25 oz parmesan, 1 tbsp parsley, and 1/2 tbsp melted butter. Crack 2 small eggs into another bowl.
  • Coat the seasoned chicken in 2 tbsp flour. Dip each piece into the eggs, then the breadcrumbs, then eggs one more time, and the breadcrumbs again. Place the coated pieces on a plate.
  • Open the air fryer. Place the chicken tenders in the frying chamber on one layer (we cooked them in 2 batches) and cook for 7 minutes. If you’re using frozen chicken tenders, cook for 10 minutes instead.
  • Serve with 2 tbsp mayonnaise or any dip you fancy.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg