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Air Fryer 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 fryer chicken tenders
Air fryer chicken tenders

How to Cook Chicken Tenders in an Air Fryer

Air fried chicken tenders are quick and easy, and great for a quick dinner or easy snack or appetizer. I like to serve them with my pomegranate couscous salad for a healthy and quick dinner.

How to Prepare 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.

Air fried chicken tenders
Air fried chicken tenders.

I usually cook 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 with a little extra oil.

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Air fryer chicken tenders
Yield: 2 Servings

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

How to cook chicken tenders in an air fryer.


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


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

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 30g

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