This is one of the Easiest Air Fryer Easy Chicken Tenders Recipe. It is so easy to make, and my kids love it. It is tender, juicy, and flavorful, all the things you want in a good chicken tender recipe.
Chicken Fingers are one of the most asked dishes at my house by my kids. My kids are dippers. They love to dip everything they eat. (Like Most Kids, I am sure)
If you have never made air fryer chicken tenders, this recipe is so easy you will be making them every week. They are so easy and SO, So Good, much better than any fast-food restaurant.
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Chicken Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER HONEY BBQ CHICKEN TENDERS, AIR FRYER CRISPY CHICKEN THIGHS, AIR FRYER COPYCAT KFC FRIED CHICKEN and AIR FRYER PAD THAI CHICKEN EGG ROLLS.
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
- Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts, either buy them as they are or cut them into long strips.
- All-Purpose Flour
- Panko or Breadcrumbs
- Black Pepper
How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Add flour to a bowl.
Place your egg white in a bowl, and then whisk, until frothy.
Add Panko to a bowl.
Clean and cut the chicken into tenders.
Coat the chicken in the flour.
Then place the floured chicken into the egg white.
Then coat the floured, egg white dipped chicken tender into the Panko Crumbs.
As you prepare them, place them into your basket. Then follow the directions below and coat them with EVOO spray.
Some Common Questions Asked About Air Fryer Chicken Tenders:
How Do You Store Leftovers?
If you have any leftovers, let them cool to room temperature and then place them in an airtight container. Place the container into the refrigerator. It will last about 2 to 3 days.
To Reheat Leftover Chicken Tenders
Place in the air fryer and set that temperature to 330 degrees F for about 3-4 minutes per side.
Can You Freeze Homemade Chicken Tenders?
Yes, these make a great recipe to freeze. Like you can buy frozen chicken tenders, you can make a batch of these and freeze them.
Follow the instructions in the recipe card below, and then let them cool to room temperature, then place on a greased baking sheet and pop the pan into the freezer. When they are frozen solid, transfer the frozen tenders to a Ziploc bag or an airtight container, and freeze. They will last about 1 to 2 months.
To cook from frozen: Place in the air fryer for 10-15 minutes at 390 degrees F, flipping halfway.
Can you put raw chicken in an air fryer?
Yes, and it’s really easy!
Just place your raw chicken into the air fryer basket. Set to temperature to 350°F; and cook 15 minutes, flip the chicken halfway,
Then use your meat thermometer and check to see if the center of the thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). When the thickest part of your chicken reaches 165 degrees F, remove the chicken until it’s fully cooked.
How do you make Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips in an air fryer?
Place the frozen Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips into the air fryer, then set the temperature to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 10-12 minutes.
About halfway through the cooking process, flip the chicken with a pair of tongs, remove when heated through.
What to serve with air fryer chicken tenders
You can serve anything you want. If it’s a kid-friendly meal, I usually serve them up with either Air Fryer French Fries or a plate of Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes.
But here are some other quick air fryer options:
AIR FRYER CARROT FRENCH FRIES
AIR FRYER SPICY FRENCH FRIES
EASY AIR FRYER BROCCOLI
AIR FRYER SPAM FRENCH FRIES
AIR FRYER AVOCADO FRENCH FRIES
Some Great Sauces For The Chicken Tenders:
CHICK-FIL-A SAUCE COPYCAT
ZAXBY’S CHICKEN FINGERS DIPPING-ZAX SAUCE
SOME PRODUCTS USED IN MAKING AIR FRYER CHICKEN TENDERS–
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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 20
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
These are a perfect combination of healthy and “fried chicken tenders.” My kids absolutely love these. Serve with any dipping sauce, and it will be sure to be one of your children’s favorites.
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup Panko
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Spray your air fryer basket with olive oil.
- Start by cutting your chicken into bite-sized shapes.
- Then season your chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Set up three bowls, one will have the flour, the other the egg white (beaten, so it’s frothy), and the last bowl will have the Panko breadcrumbs.
- Then dip your chicken into the flour, egg, and then Panko. After you finish coating each chicken nugget, add it to your air fryer basket.
- Spray your chicken with olive oil spray.
- Set the temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 3-4 minutes. After 5 minutes, flip the chicken with a fork and then respray your chicken with olive oil and then air fry for another 3-4 minutes.
- The exact time will depend on what air fryer you own and how thick your chicken is. Just remember to keep a watchful eye on them.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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