30-Minute Air Fried Chicken Tenders

30-Minute Air Fried Chicken Tenders

About 30-Minute Air Fried Chicken Tenders

Looking for a healthy (and delicious) dinner or appetizer idea for your kids? Or how about your next Super Bowl party? These air fried chicken tenders are great for both! Enjoy the crispy, golden flavor of traditional fried chicken without the guilt. Each tender is packed with flavor and seasoned to perfection with flour, panko, and various species.
This simple recipe is ready in under 30 minutes, great for busy families or last-minute dinners. Who said eating healthy had to be difficult?
If you're looking for a healthier and more convenient way to enjoy crispy and flavorful chicken tenders, this air fried chicken tender recipe is the perfect choice. So grab your air fryer and get ready to enjoy some seriously delicious and guilt-free chicken tenders!
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Calories - 580 kcal
Servings - 4


  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl, mix together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  • Place the panko breadcrumbs in a third bowl.
  • Coat each chicken tenderloin in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  • Dip the coated chicken tenderloin in the egg mixture, making sure it's fully coated.
  • Dredge the chicken tenderloin in the panko breadcrumbs, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the chicken to ensure it's fully coated.
  • Repeat steps 5-7 for all chicken tenderloins.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken tenderloins in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they're not touching each other.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer and how many servings you plan to cook, you may need to run the air fryer more than once to cook all of the tenderloins.
  • Spray the top of the chicken tenderloins with cooking spray.
  • Air fry the chicken tenderloins for 10-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through, until they're golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce like ranch, buffalo, honey mustard, or barbeque.

Recipe Notes

  • If you raise your own egg-laying chickens, make sure to feed them fresh herbs to boost their health and increase the amount of eggs they lay each year. 
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 1041mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg

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