Air Fried Chicken Tenders

The most basic (however, so extremely delicious) air fryer recipe: CHICKEN TENDERS! Who agrees that chicken tenders are an adult food πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I could eat these everyday; they are so moist but crunchy on the outside. Easy to make and great to enjoy!

I served mine with some french fries, that I made in the other side of my double basket air fryer, the best invention!!!

Fun fact: my nickname growing up was curly fry, so I have a special place in my heart (and stomach) for curly fries!

I also dipped my tenders, and fries, in G Hughes sugar free ketchup. It is the best ketchup on the market! Zero points and 10 calories for two tablespoons. I order a three-pack of amazon and I always have tons in stock.

Another great option is to dip your tenders in my healthy homemade ranch sauce!! So good and zero points. Honestly, I love my ranch more than the real deal stuff.

Anyways, let’s get on to why you’re really here… CHICKEN TENDERS!!

Air Fried Chicken Tenders

1.5 tenders per serving
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Servings 4 people


  • 16 ounces chicken tenderloins about 6 pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites or two eggs whisked


  • grease air fryer with cooking spray and preheat to 400 degrees
  • in one a small bowl, combine flour, panko and seasonings. In another bowl, pour the eggs
  • one by one, dip chicken in the eggs then toss in the flour mixture, to completely coat
  • place in the greased air fryer, in a single layer trying not to let the chicken pieces touch, as best as possible. You may need to cook in batches if you have a smaller air fryer. If cooking in batches, do not bread chicken until ready to cook as the flour will just melt into the chicken
  • air fry for 2 minutes Pull tray out and spray chicken with cooking spray (I love using Pam butter spray). Air fry for another 3 minutes. Remove chicken and flip over, spray with cooking spray then air fry for another 4-5 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked
  • (Skip the air fryer and bake in the oven for 15 minutes, flipping halfway, until thoroughly cooked)

WW Points per Serving

myWW Points per Serving
πŸ’š: 2
πŸ’™: 1
πŸ’œ: 1Β 
βœ”οΈ: 150 caloriesΒ 
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