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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are healthier and more delicious than anything you'll find in the frozen aisle. Great as a kid dinner or adult appetizer!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 F degrees. Add the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder to a shallow dish and mix. Place the beaten eggs in bowl and the flour in a separate bowl or shallow dish.
  • Roll each tender in flour, coating completely. Next dunk in the egg mixture, followed by the Panko mixture, ensuring the entire outer surface is entirely coated.
  • Place the chicken tenders in the air fryer and close the lid. Air fry at 400 degrees F for 7 minutes. Flip the tenders and cook for an additional 7 minutes. Remove the chicken and serve with dipping sauce of your choice!


  • If you are unable to find chicken tenders, chicken breasts will work. Pound the breasts to 1/2-inch thickness and cut in 2-inch strips lengthwise.
  • Use any type of bread crumbs you wish. Use a gluten free variety for a gluten-free meal!
  • These tenders act as a great healthy meal for kids, but also make the perfect appetizer for your next party!
  • To freeze, place cooked tenders in a ziploc bag and seal, removing as much air as possible. Freeze for up to 3 months. When you're ready to enjoy, thaw to room temperature. Heat in microwave or in the oven until warm.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg
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