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Crumbed Chicken Tenderloins (Air Fried)

"These beat chicken nuggets any day and the recipe is so simple. I tend to use chicken tenderloins but you can use sliced chicken breasts if easier."
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27 m servings 253 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (8 tenderloins)

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  1. Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk egg in a small bowl.
  3. Mix bread crumbs and oil together in a second bowl until mixture becomes loose and crumbly.
  4. Dip each chicken tenderloin into the bowl of egg; shake off any residual egg. Dip chicken into the crumb mixture, making sure it is evenly and fully covered. Lay chicken tenderloins into the basket of the air fryer. Cook until no longer pink in the center, about 12 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute butter for the vegetable oil if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 253 calories; 11.4 g fat; 9.8 g carbohydrates; 26.2 g protein; 109 mg cholesterol; 171 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Made exactly as written using Panko breadcrumbs and these were perfect as written. Plan on 20 minutes for your airfryer to preheat and do not over fill your basket. The chicken pieces should not...

This was delicious! I’ve never mixed panko with oil before, and I’ll never bread chicken any other way from now on. I used Italian-style panko and cut 3 chicken cutlets into strips for the hubby...

Whole family loved it. I didn't add anything and made it the way the recipe said. I did flip my chicken half way through so they were evenly browned.

Excellent method. I will add some spices to the bread crumbs next time, though. I cut the tenders in two pieces to be easier to handle by kids. I also turned them over half-way through the twelv...

Very easy and good. Tip: Turn pieces over half way through cooking.

I will make this again. I doubled the recipe and used my new air fryer oven with racks. I recommend using only two racks at a time, not three. The middle rack will cook faster. I pulled it out a...

This was the first entrée I made in my new Air Fryer. It was delicious warm but after it cooled the coating fell off.

These chicken strips came out wonderfully crispy and delicious. I used Panko bread crumbs and added some Cajun spice. I did thank that 1/2 cup of bread crumbs was not enough for 8 tenderloins bu...

Great recipe! I used part Italian bread crumbs and part panko...mixed with the oil, makes coating perfect and so crunchy!!