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Crumbed Chicken Tenderloins (Air Fried)

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"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
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 9.8 26.2 109 171 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.

Great! Cut up 3 chicken breast into thin strips , Coated in mixture of seasoned garlic and herb bread and panko crumbs. Added cayenne and garlic powder to crumbs. Used 3 beaten eggs and did...

It was crispy and delicious! I seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper before breading it, and I also added a bit of salt and pepper to the bread crumbs. I will definitely make this again!

7.1.18 I had concerns about the lack of seasoning in this recipe, so I did use Italian-flavored panko breadcrumbs and substituted part of the vegetable oil with sesame oil. Ended up still need...

This is air fry recipe I have tried. I did use Smart Balance regular (not lite) in place of oil, and added some garlic salt and cayenne. Nice crisp and not dry.

My go-to recipe for the best tenders!

Very juicy and not dry at all.