Crispy Golden Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Air fryers have taken the world by storm recently and for good reason. Well, it’s mainly because more and more people are becoming health- conscious. We all love fried foods, and they are just so hard to resist. However, they come with adverse effects. A lot actually. But with the use of air fryers, you can continue enjoying your fried foods without the oil.

That’s right, an air fryer doesn’t require oil. Or, if it does, it’s very minimal. It definitely is an excellent substitute for a deep fryer. And if you are trying to lose weight, you will surely love this cooking equipment. Plus, with reduced use of oil, you are able to reduce the risk of many diseases, too.

I know I’ve recently shared an article about how bad an air fryer could be when cooking steak. But no worries, that’s not what we making today. πŸ™‚ Instead, we will feature another old-time favorite for game nights – Chicken Tenders!

If your friends are coming over this weekend and you guys are planning on just hanging out and perhaps watch some movies, Chicken Tenders would be a great dish that you can serve. It could be for a snack, an appetizer, or dinner. You can match it with bottles of beer as well. How does that sound? πŸ™‚

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Crispy Golden Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Forget about the deep fryer. You don’t need one to make crispy, golden chicken tenders. With an air fryer, you can whip up the best chicken tenders without compromising the taste and texture.



12 chicken tenders

2 large eggs (beaten)

1 tsp. salt


1/2 c. each seasoned panko and breadcrumbs

olive oil spray


  1. Season chicken tenders with salt and pepper.
  2. Put beaten eggs in a shallow bowl and combine bread crumbs and panko in a separate one.
  3. Dip chicken into the egg first then into the breadcrumb mixture and put on a large dish.
  4. Spray both sides of the chicken with olive oil spray.
  5. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Cook chicken in the air fryer for about 5 minutes each side or until crispy and golden brown.


Do not overcrowd the air fryer. You can work in batches.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Method: Air Frying
  • Cuisine: American

Cooking crispy and golden chicken tenders in an air fryer is that easy. No fancy ingredients nor complicated cooking steps. Now, to complete your meal, you can serve the chicken tenders with fries, potato wedges, or even salad.

How About the Sauce?

Chicken tenders are good with ketchup. Or, if you want, you can quickly whip up some honey mustard. For this, you need mayonnaise, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. You can add hot sauce as well if desired. Combine all the ingredients together and you’d have an instant, delicious dip!

Closing Thoughts

Air fryers are amazing. So if you just got one and you are wondering what you can make with it, try this Crispy Golden Air Fryer Chicken Tender recipe. Yep, they are literally crispy and golden brown. I’d say it’s quite impressive! Perfect for this upcoming weeknight.

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