Air Fryer Honey BBQ Chicken Tenders are so good. I mean, really, I so wish my kids hadn’t eaten the entire platter. They were so good!
Everyone in my family absolutely loves fried chicken. Although I make it all of the time, it gets boring, so I am always looking for new ways to add flavor. Today, I took some frozen chicken tenders, turned it up a notch, and added some homemade Honey BBQ sauce. The flavor and textures are amazing!
With the kids home for spring break, I really need quick lunch ideas, since I am still working. This makes for a great and easy lunch or dinner.
So, if you are new to air frying, this is a great recipe to start with, and you only need 4 ingredients, which is amazing.
Here are some other quick and easy lunch ideas, AIR FRYER GRILLED CHEESE PIZZA SANDWICHES, AIR FRYER TUNA MELT GRILLED CHEESE, AIR FRYER PATTY MELT or even a quick batch of AIR FRYER BLACKBERRY & GOAT CHEESE SANDWICHES.
Air Fryer Honey BBQ Chicken Tenders
While you can purchase a bottle of Honey BBQ sauce, the homemade version only takes a few minutes, and the flavor is amazing. So, next time you want to make frozen chicken tenders, add this sauce. I promise you; you will not be disappointed.
Ingredients Needed (Note: The full ingredient list is in the recipe card)
- Frozen Chicken Tenders
- BBQ Sauce
How To Make Air Fryer Honey BBQ Chicken Tenders
The most important thing about this recipe is to fully cook the frozen chicken tenders in your air fryer basket or the tray. So, add your chicken (frozen, never thaw) into the basket and set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping halfway.
While the chicken is cooking, pour the Ketchup, BBQ sauce, and honey into a saucepan, and over a low heat simmer, until the sauce is warmed. Remember to keep on mixing, so all of the ingredients are well combined.
Toss the chicken into the sauce, and then add back for about 2 minutes, at 400 degrees F, air fryer setting.
SOME COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT MAKING FROZEN CHICKEN TENDERS IN THE AIR FRYER–
CAN YOU COOK FROZEN CHICKEN TENDERS IN AN AIR FRYER?
Yes, they are so simple to make, you don’t even need to preheat the air fryer, just put them in frozen. Saving you lots of time!
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU COOK FROZEN CHICKEN TENDERS IN AN AIR FRYER?
Depeding on how large they are, they will need to cook baout 12-16 minutes. Make sure that your chicken says fully cooked, as raw chicken will take longer to air fryer, than precooked chicken.
WHAT ARE THE BEST FROZEN CHICKEN TENDERS?
My family really enjoys Trader Joes, Tyson chicken tenders, Banquet, and Perdue. Find one that your family loves to eat, and it’s a great quick meal.
HOW DO I COOK A FROZEN CHICKEN PATTY IN AN AIR FRYER?
These make for excellent sandwiches, simply place the FROZEN chicken patty in for 7-8 minutes at 400 degrees F.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST SAUCES TO SERVE WITH CHICKEN TENDERS?
- Honey Mustard
- Creamy Ranch
- Hot Mustard
- Tangy BBQ
- Spicy Buffalo
- Curry Sauce
Whatever your family loves to use.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST SIDE DISHES TO SERVE WITH CHICKEN TENDERS?
- French Fries
- Cole Slaw
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Fried Pickles
- 1 Package Frozen Chicken Tenders
- 1 cup BBQ Sauce
- 1/4 cup Ketchup
- 1/4 cup Honey
- Add your chicken to the air fryer basket, set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, and air fry for 10 to 12 minutes, shaking the basket frequently.
- While the chicken is cooking, pour the Ketchup, BBQ sauce, and honey into a saucepan, and over a low heat simmer, until the sauce is warmed. Remember to keep on mixing, so all of the ingredients are well combined.
- Toss the chicken into the sauce, and then add back for about 2 minutes, at 400 degrees F, air fryer setting.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 936mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 44gProtein: 3g