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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Healthy air fryer chicken tenders are so crispy and flavorful. Cooked with the fraction of the oil that you'd normally use.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 163kcal
Author Diana



  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup (25 grams) bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp dried chili powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Put the chicken strips in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, mix the chicken to make sure that it's well coated with oil.
  • In a shallow dish, mix the bread crumbs with the spices until well combined.
  • Coat each chicken strip in bread crumbs, and transfer to your air fryer basket.
  • Cook in the air fryer at 390F or 200C for 9-11 minutes. After the first 7 minutes, open the air fryer and flip the chicken on the other side then continue cooking (cook for 3 minutes, depending on the thickness the chicken used).



Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.5mg