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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

These Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are delicious and extra crispy! A fraction of the fat and calories of fried chicken tenders! The breading is also gluten free!
Course entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 323kcal
Author Beth Neels
Cost $3




  • Preheat air fryer to 425°F.
  • Dip chicken tenders in flour, shaking off excess. Then dip in whisked egg, letting excess drip off. Next dip in corn flake crumbs, pressing down to adhere crumbs.
  • Place in air fryer basket, so that they do not touch. Spray with cooking spray on both sides.
  • Cook on first side 5-8 minutes, depending on your air fryer. Check often.
  • Once browned on the first side flip over carefully with tongs. Continue cooking for 5-8 additional minutes, until lightly browned, crisp. Internal temperature should be 165°F.



Air Fryers vary in wattage, and therefore in cooking times. This recipe is based using my Cuisinart TOA60. If your air fryer is different, carefully watch food the first time you make it, so that it doesn't burn.
Preheating your air fryer will give you the best, crispiest result. Check your brand of air fryer user manual to see if preheating is recommended.
Air fryers preheat in about 3-4 minutes.
Use cooking spray or a fine mist sprayer to spray food prior to cooking, with the exception of baked goods.
Don't overcrowd foods so air can circulate all around. 
Flip foods over half way through cooking. 


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 12.5mg