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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Whether you call them tenders, strips, or fingers - this air fryer chicken tender recipe is oh-so-good! Crispy, crunchy outside tender juicy inside!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Method Air Fryer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
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Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 277kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Preheat an air fryer to 400ºF and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pat the chicken tenders dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a small size bowl, whisk the egg. In another medium size bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and mustard powder, if using.
  • Dip the chicken into the beaten egg, then toss into the panko mixture. Dust off any excess panko mixture and lay the chicken tenders on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining chicken and place them on the baking sheet.
  • Air fry for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the chicken is golden. Enjoy immediately with any dip you like.


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg