Easy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are crisp, family-friendly, and ready in minutes. Enjoy fried chicken without oil or a drive-thru!  


– 2 pounds chicken tenders (900g/about 12) – 1½ teaspoons salt – ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper – 2 large egg – 2 cups panko breadcrumbs (120g) – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – 1 teaspoon paprika – Olive oil spray


Use paper towels to dry the chicken pieces, and then sprinkle them with salt and pepper all over.  

Step 1

In a small dish, beat the eggs. In a different small dish, mix the panko, garlic powder, and paprika together.   

Step 2

First, coat each chicken piece in the egg wash. Then, coat it in the breadcrumb mixture and press it down to stick.  

Step 3

Use olive oil spray on the air fryer basket. Put the fried chicken in the air fryer basket one piece at a time and spray it all over with olive oil.  

Step 4

Air fry one side at 400°F for 6 minutes till golden brown. Turn the chicken pieces and cook for 5 more minutes until golden and crispy.  

Step 5

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