Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

If you’re craving a delicious, crispy, and healthier alternative to traditional fried chicken tenders, this Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe is just what you need. These golden-brown chicken tenders are perfectly seasoned and have a satisfying crunch without all the extra oil and calories.


  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Dip each chicken tender into the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the coating onto the chicken to adhere.
  4. Place the coated chicken tenders in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don’t touch.
  5. Lightly spray the chicken tenders with cooking spray.
  6. Cook in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until the chicken is cooked through and crispy.
  7. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are a family favorite and are sure to satisfy your craving for crunchy, flavorful chicken without the guilt. Plus, they’re super easy to make and ready in no time!

Nutrition: Calories – 250kcal, Fat – 8g, Carbohydrates – 15g, Protein – 28g

Whether you’re serving these chicken tenders as a snack, appetizer, or main course, they’re bound to be a hit. The combination of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and spices creates a delicious coating that locks in the chicken’s moisture while delivering that irresistible crispiness. And since they’re cooked in the air fryer, you can enjoy the indulgent taste without the excess oil. Try these Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders today and watch them disappear in no time!