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hand held air fryer chicken tender with honey mustard.
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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

These air fryer chicken tenders are crispy, juicy, and cook perfectly in under 10 minutes. No flour or oil is needed!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 143kcal


  • air fryer


  • 1.20 lbs Chicken Tenders About 8 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • cooking spray


  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, onion powder, salt, and pepper. 
  • Place the chicken tenderloins in a large bowl and season with the spice mixture. Mix well. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the parmesan cheese, seasoned breadcrumbs, and panko breadcrumbs. 
  • Dip the chicken tenderloins in the eggs then coat them in the breadcrumb mixture. Really pack on the breadcrumbs! 
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes and spray the basket with cooking spray. 
  • Place the chicken tenders in the air fryer basket, spray the tenders with cooking spray, and cook for 6 minutes. Once the 6 minutes are up, flip the chicken tenders, spray them with cooking spray and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Cook the chicken tenders for a total of 9 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Enjoy immediately with fresh lemon and honey mustard, if desired. 



  • Don't forget to spray the chicken tenders with cooking spray on both sides if you want a nice golden crust.
  • Trim off any fat and remove the tendon from the chicken tenderloins, it makes such a difference!
  • Serve the chicken tenders hot!
  • Allow the chicken to rest at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before cooking otherwise it will cook unevenly.
  • Make sure the chicken tenders are roughly the same size so they cook evenly.


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg