Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Boneless skinless chicken breasts are easily transformed into the most delicious Air Fryer Chicken Tenders with honey mustard dipping sauce!
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:
To make the Air Fryer Chicken Tenders:
If using chicken breasts, first remove the tender from the under side of the breast. Then, flatten the remaining breast to an even thickness using a rolling pin or meat tenderizer. Slice into long strips that are similar in size to the tender your already removed. Alternately, you can skip this step by buying a pack of chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts.
Add egg to a flat bottom container and slightly beat. I reserve the second egg and will only crack it if the first egg runs out. In another container, combine the bread crumbs, parmesan, and garlic herb seasoning.
Dip each piece of chicken in the egg wash and fully coat. Shake off any remaining egg and dredge in bread crumb mixture. Set chicken strips in a single layer in air fryer basket.
Spray tops of all the coated chicken tenders generously with olive oil spray.
Cook in preheated 400°F air fryer for 5-7 minutes. Flip each piece of chicken, cover with olive oil spray, and return to air fryer for another 7-15 minutes. Final cooking time will depend heavily on how thick your chicken is along with how browned and crispy you want them to be. Doneness can be verified with an instant read thermometer and internal temperature should be at least 160°F.
To make the dipping sauce:
While the chicken is cooking, combine the mayo with the Dijon and honey. Add a dash of hot sauce and a pinch of salt. Taste and adjust ingredients to your liking. If too tart or sweet, add more salt. If you want more heat, add more hot sauce.
Serve warm chicken tenders with honey mustard dipping sauce. Enjoy!
- Cooking times: How long your air fryer chicken tenders take to cook will vary depending on the thickness of your tenders as well as your air fryer model and how crowded they are. To determine doneness, look for the golden brown color as well as reaching an internal temperature of 160°F as determined by an instant read thermometer.
- Crumb coating: I love panko bread crumbs because of the crunch but you can use regular bread crumbs or even crushed up crackers. As far as the parmesan, the finer it is grated, the better it will stick. If you don't have a garlic herb seasoning blend, you can substitute with your favorite herbs and spices.
Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 257mg | Sodium: 820mg | Potassium: 924mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 2mg