Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Crispy Chicken Tenders is of my favorite air fryer recipes.  The chicken tenderloin are covered in Panko Crumbs and air fried to perfection. Serve the best air fried chicken smothered in your favorite buffalo or BBQ sauce or serve them plain with dipping sauce.

  air fryer chicken tenders

I have a weak spot for crispy chicken tenders. I could eat them almost daily with my favorite garlic Parmesan dipping sauce or in a Buffalo Chicken Wrap. But I know how unhealthy they can be when soaked in all of that oil, so I’ve been using my Philips Air Fryer to enjoy one of my favorite appetizers, without all of the oil. These Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are my go to and are air fried with just a little bit of olive oil. They come out super crispy, just like they’ve been fried in a deep fryer.

What you’ll need to make chicken tenders in the air fryer:

  • 1 lb chicken tenderloin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Air Fryer

How to make air fried chicken:

Preheat AirFryer to 330 degrees F

Place flour, egg, and panko crumbs in three separate bowls

Add salt, pepper, and olive oil to the Panko crumbs, mix well

Dip chicken in the flour, then the egg, then the Panko crumbs until evenly coated

Place in the cooking basket in the air fryer. You’ll need to cook in batches.

Fry for 12-14 minutes. Or until golden brown and internal temp reaches 165 degrees.

Remove chicken from air fryer.

Toss with your favorite sauce or serve with dipping sauce.

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air fryer chicken tenders

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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloin
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat AirFryer to 330 degrees F
  2. Place flour, egg, and panko crumbs in three separate bowls
  3. Add salt, pepper, and olive oil to the Panko crumbs, mix well
  4. Dip chicken in the flour, then the egg, then the Panko crumbs until evenly coated
  5. Place in the cooking basket in the air fryer. You'll need to cook in batches.
  6. Fry for 12-14 minutes. Or until golden brown and internal temp reaches 165 degrees.
  7. Remove chicken from air fryer.
  8. Toss with your favorite sauce or serve with dipping sauce.

Did you know you can also make breakfast in the Air Fryer? Check out our recipe for a breakfast Fritatta.

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Comments

  1. Em Mahr says:

    These chicken tenders turned out perfect when I followed your recipe – thanks for sharing! My kids loved it!

  2. Amy D says:

    I have been really wanting an air fryer. These chicken tenders look amazing. The sauce that you served the tenderloins with also looks delicious. Yum! 🙂

  3. Michelle says:

    I must be stuck in the past because I’ve never even heard of an air fryer. I think I need to check one out now…..

  4. James Robert says:

    I have an air fryer and need to learn some recipes to cook with it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Calvin says:

    Nice and healthy, never tried an air fryer before but this looks great.. I like chicken tender

  6. Eric V. says:

    I love chicken tenders, but I have never heard of a air fryer before. I’ll have to check it out. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Zoey says:

    I love that this is a lower fat way to do chicken tenders! So yummy!

  8. shelly peterson says:

    These look really good. I have an air fryer and have not used it yet. I will have to try these.

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