Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

These Homemade Air Fried Chicken Tenders are super simple to make and a healthy alternative to regular fried chicken.

They’re crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside, and taste amazing with our homemade honey mustard sauce.


– Chicken Tenders – Buttermilk – Italian Bread Crumbs – Parmesan Cheese – Dry Mustard

In a large mixing bowl, add the chicken tenders and buttermilk. Use kitchen tongs to turn the chicken and cover all sides, then let it sit for 15 minutes.


Meanwhile, in a pie pan or shallow baking dish, add the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well.


Using tongs, remove the chicken tenders one at a time, allowing excess buttermilk to drip off. Place the chicken tender into the breadcrumb mixture and coat on all sides, pressing gently.


Transfer the coated chicken tender to a parchment paper lined baking sheet, then repeat with the rest. Drizzle olive oil over the tops.


Transfer chicken tenders to an air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure the tenders do not touch (you may have to do multiple batches).


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