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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Crispy and juicy air fryer chicken tenders!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, Chicken, Chicken Tenders


  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • any additional seasoning of your choice
  • cooking spray


  • In a shallow bowl or plate whisk together breadcrumbs and seasonings then place to the side.
  • In another bowl, place chicken and coat with olive oil. Also, lightly season your chicken with salt & pepper, as well as some additional seasoning.
  • Take each tender and press each side into the breadcrumb mixture and shake off excess. Then place to the side.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 390°, once heated, spray your basket with cooking spray and place a small batch of tenders in at a time then lightly spray the top of tenders with additional cooking spray.
  • Cook for 8 minutes and flip tenders halfway through the cooking time. Once golden brown, remove and transfer to a cooling rack. Repeat steps for remaining tenders.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or sides and enjoy!