Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tender Recipe

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tender Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Air fryers have become more popular, and one of the best ways to cook a healthy meal without excess oil. This air fryer chicken tender recipe by Gimme Delicious on YouTube takes only 20 minutes to make and they are made with fresh ingredients. Honestly, this recipe makes me want to skip out on the frozen chicken nuggets at the grocery stores. I want to be able to make my own chicken tenders, but I didn’t like the idea of deep-frying it in oil for the crispy texture. Now that I know you can make chicken tenders in an air fryer, and still get the same effect, I’m going to make these more often. The homemade honey mustard sauce is included in this recipe for dipping.



  • 1 pound chicken tenders (about 10-12)
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese (optional)


First, whisk eggs, olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, and spices in a medium mixing bowl. Add the chicken tenders and mix to combine. In another bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dredge the tenders in the egg mixture then coat with the breadcrumb mixture.

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Next, transfer to the air fryer and spray both sides of the chicken tenders. Cook in a preheated air fryer at 425F for 10 minutes. Flip halfway through the cooking process and spray again to ensure that they are thoroughly cooked and golden brown.

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Overall, I love chicken tenders and they are great for children. Plus, I could season the chicken tenders with other seasonings that I like too. Also, if you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake these in the oven at 400F for 7-8 minutes on each side.

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