Introduction: Easy Air-Fry Chicken Tenders

I have been wanting a way to make Chicken tenders in the air-fryer without taking too much time. After about different recipes with varying amounts of salt and panko, I think that I finally have found a recipe that tastes good and doesn't take a lot of time to make.

The checklist that I wanted to fulfill for my recipe includes:

  • Enough salt and seasonings so that it adds enough flavor to the chicken, but it's not overpowering.
  • Doesn't take a lot of time to make
  • Doesn't involve a period of time where you need to put the chicken into the fridge after you coat it.

After 3 tries I finally got a recipe the way that I wanted it. The chicken cooked well and all the ingredients blended together in a great tasting chicken tender.

In this instructuble I am going to teach you how to cook my easy air-fry chicken tenders, as well as the recipe to make it just as I do.

Step 1: Step 1: Tools and Ingredients


  • mixing bowls
  • wisk
  • big plate/dish (to put chicken on after you coat it.
  • meat thermometer
  • fork
  • tin foil
  • air-fyrer


  • 1 lb or one package of chicken tenders
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp unsalted Cajun seasoning

Step 2: Step 2: Salting the Chicken

For the first step you should salt the chicken. Put all of the chicken into the mixing bowl and then add the 1 tsp of salt. Then mix until the salt is distributed across all of the chicken. This is a simple, but important step as unflavored chicken doesn't taste good.

Step 3: Step 3: Making the Breading

To make the breading add the 1/2 cup panko, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, and 1 tbsp of unsalted Cajun salt into a bowl and mix.

Step 4: Step 4: Wisk the Egg

For the fourth step add your 2 eggs into a bowl and whisk them with either a whisk or a fork. Do this until the egg breaks up to a thinner consistency like the picture above.

Step 5: Step 5: Putting the Breading Onto the Chicken

When breading the chicken, first dip it into the egg and let the excess drip off. Then put it into the breading and roll it around. Then put it onto a plate that you designate to put the uncooked chicken onto

Step 6: Step 6: Air-fry the Chicken

Put the chicken into the air-fryer in a single layer. Cook for 5-6 minutes flip and then cook for another 5-6 minutes. After the 10-12 minutes check the temperature and if not up to 165 degrees Fahrenheit, put in another 2 minutes and check again.

Now that your chicken is done you can enjoy it! I hope that you enjoy this instructible and that it was easy make. Have a good day and keep creating


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