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Air fryer chicken tenders on a plate with ketchup

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Air fryer chicken tenders are a savior when it comes to satiating a craving for takeout. Instead of going through the drive-thru, stay home and make your own tenders with half the fat and no guilt!
Course Meats
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 224kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 2 lb chicken tenders
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper


  • Whisk an egg in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, combine salt with pepper. Cut chicken into 2 inch pieces.
    chicken, egg and crust
  • Dip chicken into the egg mixture.
    chicken tenders dipped into egg
  • Follow by covering all sides with seasoned bread crumbs.
    chicken with coating for the chicken tenders
  • Spray the air fryer basket with oil. Place the chicken on the inside, leaving some space in between each one.
    Chicken tenders in an air fryer basket
  • Air fry at 390 °F for about 4 minutes and turn it over. Air fry for another 5 minutes or so, depending on the size of the chicken pieces.
    chicken tenders inside an air fryer basket
  • Serve chicken tenders with your favorite sauce or simply ketchup. Enjoy!
    Air fryer chicken tenders on a plate with ketchup


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 1422mg | Potassium: 596mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg