Air-Fried Chicken Tenders

Kids and parents will both love these crispy chicken tenders. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce or on top of a salad for an easy lunch.

Air-Fried Chicken Tenders
Photo: Victor Protasio
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ½ cup fine dry bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 8 chicken tenderloins (about 1 pound)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 350°F.

  2. Whisk together egg and water in a small bowl. Stir together bread crumbs and oil in another bowl until mixture is loose and crumbly.

  3. Pat chicken dry. Sprinkle salt and pepper all over chicken, then dip both sides of each tenderloin into egg mixture. Let excess drip off, then dredge both sides in crumb mixture.

  4. Transfer chicken to air fryer basket; cook about 12 minutes, or until no longer pink and an instant-read thermometer inserted into centers registers 165°F.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
12g Fat
10g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 29g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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