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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Air fried chicken tenders.

Air fryer chicken tenders are super simple and delicious. They make for a quick mid-week dinner, a recipe you will use again and again. Serve them with fries and/or a salad for a popular family dinner, or with a dipping sauce as a party snack.

Air fried chicken tenders
Air fried chicken tenders.

For seasoning, I often use store-bought chicken spices [affiliate link], but you can easily make your own. Try using salt, ground pepper, paprika, and ground cumin for a simple homemade mix.

To prepare, pat the chicken tenders dry, drizzle with a little cooking oil, then add the seasoning and toss the chicken to ensure they are fully coated with the seasoning and oil.

I like cooking unbreaded chicken tenders, but of you prefer crumbed tenders, you can toss half a cup of panko breadcrumbs into the bowl when you mix with the seasoning.

Air fryer chicken tenders
Air fryer chicken tenders
Air fried chicken tenders

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

How to cook chicken tenders in an air fryer.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Eliza


  • 10 oz chicken tenders
  • 1 tbsp chicken spices
  • olive oil


  • Pat chicken tenders dry, and place in a bowl.
  • Drizzle chicken tenders with olive oil, then sprinkle with seasoning. Toss to coat.
  • Place chicken tenders in air fryer so that thy are not overlapping.
    Chicken tenders in air fryer
  • Air fry chicken tenders for 10-12 minutes until they are cooked through.
    Cooked chicken tenders in air fryer


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
Tags: chicken

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