Most helpful positive review
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 be touching each other if you want that crispness on all sides.Read More
Most helpful critical review
BLAH! I made it a super is, no changes to the recipe. It looked crispy and amazing but tasted too bland and more like it was baked in the oven. Will try a different recipe next timeRead More
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 be touching each other if you want that crispness on all sides.
I have not tried this exact recipe, but I've done chicken in my air fryer for over a year, nuggets, strips, whole pieces, wings, with various coatings, sauces, and even plain. . I read this recipe in the special chicken issue earlier today, and noted the comment from a reviewer stating that you should preheat your air fryer for 20 minutes. I just received my copy of America's Test Kitchen "Air Fryer Perfection" and they tested whether or not you should preheat your air fryer. One of the virtues of air fryers is that they come up to heat very rapidly, within a minute or two. ATK did not think preheating was necessary and neither do I. It wastes time and electricity. Turning and rotating the food halfway through cooking, or shaking the basket, will insure that all sides are crispy. Also, she was right about not overloading the basket.
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. I prefer chicken thighs, so I kept those whole (boneless). Breaded all of it using this method (had to double the breading mixture for that much), and cooked in batches for 15mins each (2 batches). No flipping needed, and it was crispy, crunchy goodness! Thanks for sharing!
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 didn't preheat airfryer. That was a mistake because it took longer for first batch. I set at 370 degrees for approx. 12 minutes. Served with homemade buffalo sauce. My family loved them. Great crispiness and flavor.
With a few tweaks this has became a staple weeknight meal in my house. I mix the egg with dijon mustard and spices and leave the chicken in it for 30 minutes to marinate. Then I dip and coat in the breadcrumbs. The breadcrumbs mixed with the oil is something I had never done before but it is a game changer! Again I usually had a touch of seasoning to the breadcrumbs but overall this is a solid base recipe.
Perfect! First air fryer recipe used and it was a hit with me and my husband! For my personal preferences I added onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. This time I will use a full cup of crumbs since I like the extra crunch. Thank you for sharing! (Not in recipe-but in every air fryer you should always flip your food at the halfway mark)
These turned out great!!! I added a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch to the panko and it really made for a flavorful breading.
These are the best chicken tenders I have ever made.
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!
Turned out crispy, brown and delicious. I seasoned the strips first with my personal Trinity (Lawry's,Onion Powder & Black Pepper) then coated them in my Progresso Garlic & Herb bread crumbs. Ummmm good!!!!
BLAH! I made it a super is, no changes to the recipe. It looked crispy and amazing but tasted too bland and more like it was baked in the oven. Will try a different recipe next time
This turned out great! I did a double batch, whisked in some honey mustard and pepper with the eggs, and used lemon flavoured olive oil with Panko crumbs. I did 3 tenders in the basket at a time for 10min on 180C after preheat, so it took a bit of time to cook them all. Will do again!
This is great as is. Add your favorite spices to make it your own. The kids love it and its much healthier than what I was buying in the stores . Thanks!
I used Italian bread crumbs and dipped the tenders in the egg mixture again and then into panko bread crumbs. I added some salt but next time additional spices should be added. Good recipe and crispy tenders! Thanks for sharing.
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.
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 needing more seasoning, so in the future, I’ll be adding more spices to the breadcrumb mixture. Super quick and easy to make, and they cooked up beautifully. I served these tenderloins with Summer Corn Salad and Quick And Easy Pierogies both (recipes on this site) last night, but I think they’d be perfect for a good old chicken sandwich on a toasted butter bun…next time!
I took tips from some others and used panko crumbs, to which I added some seasoned salt, garlic, and cayenne. I cooked mine for closer to 15 minutes at 400 and they were delicious.
I decided this weekend would be a Chicken and Waffles Sunday. I used this recipe for the chicken...it was extremely juicy and full of taste. The only adaptations that I did was after patting dry, I dipped in flour before the egg to help the egg and bread crumbs to stick to the chicken. I added a pinch of salt to the flour to help season!!! It was supper yummy!!!!
I made this as written and only added salt and pepper, it was delicious! My new go to easy air fryerchicken . Thanks for the recipe!!
very easy and tasty. I did cook longer than stated in order to get a nice brown color on the coating
I add some seasoning for a little more taste.
I used Panko bread crumbs, and added a little sweet ginger. Best chicken I ever made. Crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Highly recommend.
I used a combination of egg and heavy cream to coat the chicken. I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil.
It was ok but next time I'd add red pepper flakes for more flavor or REAL parm cheese (or something like that)
added parpika and garlic like another reviewer suggested. Love it
I added seasonings(onion & garlic powder) to the bread crumbs. This will be my new GO TO chicken coating! LOVE-LOVE-LOVE
So easy and yummy! I sliced 2 chicken breasts into 8 pieces. I would have used Panko crumbs, but didn't have any on hand, so I used Italian seasoned bread crumbs. I did add some seasoning to the egg (salt, pepper, & some Cajun seasoning), to give a bit of flavor. I served with some roasted potatoes and "green fries." Hubby dipped chicken in BBQ sauce, I used Comeback sauce. I will make these again!
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 twelve minutes even though I think they would have been cooked well seeing that the basket is open. Thank you for the recipe.
Doubled the recipe and added a pinch of Lawry's Seasoning Salt based on the other reviews. These were perfect! So fast and easy!
This is a very easy and great tasting recipe as it is and there is no need to add spices to the breading. I also use Sliced Chicken Breast and it turns out great. One could dip in their favorite dipping sauce, but can eat as is. Enjoy!
My go-to recipe for the best tenders!
This was my first air fryer meal. Was a little nervous, but WOW! My husband and I loved this recipe. So simple, yet so good! It's a keeper, and I will certainly share with friends.
Added a lil hot sauce and milk. Yummyyyyyy ??
I just got an air fryer for Christmas, so this was my first time using it. I made the recipe according to the directions and it came out perfect. Next time I may add a few seasonings to the bread crumbs just to jazz it up, but it is fine without it too.
It was good and crispy. Recipe said to time it for 12 minutes. Next time I will cook for 10 minutes.
Very easy and good. Tip: Turn pieces over half way through cooking.
I used Olive Oil and flipped the chicken half way through. We like a lot of seasoning at our house, so I added that also. VERY GOOD and SO tender and moist!
This was the first entrée I made in my new Air Fryer. It was delicious warm but after it cooled the coating fell off.
I followed the recipe exactly I even fried them longer.. I did 12 minutes on each side. They still had a “slimy” texture inside...so weird. Anyone else have this issue? Is there something I am missing?
The chicken came out great. I've never breaded anything by premixing oil with bread crumbs. Sure made it easy Next time I'm adding a bit of McCormicks Kicken Chicken to kick it up a notch !!
It was simple and easy. LOVED IT.
This was an easy and great make. Everyone loves it!
Perfect, nice and crispy, chicken tenders! Used Italian Panko bread crumbs, and they worked great!
I made this, with a few modifications. I used chicken thighs instead of tenderloins, because that's what I had. I added some spices to the dry bread crumbs. YUM!
I made a couple of adjustments, mostly for increasing the volume of the batch (I made 30+ pieces), and I used way more spices, but this is my new favorite way to cook fried chicken!
I can’t believe how light these chicken tenders are! I love this recipe and my air fryer!!
Crispy, juicy, delicious!!! And you cannot believe that it was “air fryed”!!!!
These are wonderful! I purchased boneless, skinless breasts and sliced them thin. Saves money and doesn't take much time. Easy and delicious!
I made this several times already and loved it each and every time! I initially made it as written...delicious, crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside! I have since tried a variety of other versions by adding a splash of milk and a few squirts of brown mustard to the egg and letting it marinade overnight, adding onion and garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika to the breadcrumbs (I always use Panko) and added 1/2 packet ranch salad dressing mix to the breadcrumbs. Please note, I did not add all these ingredients at the same time but mixed and matched in order to try new flavors and every version was delicious! What I especially liked about this recipe is the methodology using oil saturated breadcrumbs on the chicken. This produced excellent results, imho, in the air fryer and as a previous reviewer stated, I’ll never bread chicken (or fish for that matter) any other way. Can’t wait to try this recipe with cod, halibut, etc! I wish I could give this recipe more stars!
This is just what I was looking for! And the suggestion to add the oil to the panko has changed my life! We will be making these chicken tenders frequently now. Look out chick-fil-a!
Yum! Make sure to add garlic and onion powder. I also used this recipe for shrimp. Lessen the time of cook for shrimp
First time with my air fryer and was very pleased with these. I made some honey mustard sauce from this site and dipped the pieces. Most excellent.
Very crisp, suggest you season chicken prior to egg wash.
Ended up doubling the recipe and adding a little bit of pepper to the egg along with some pickle brine for a change of pace. Added a pinch of kosher salt to the bread crumbs. As I was working I ran out of crumbs so it took another half cup. Kids loved it! Thumbs up across the board Also, the first time I actually got to try out my instant pot air fryer oven, seemed to work great, though it took longer then expected with 2 pans
They came out good. I made them following the recipe.
Quick, easy and yummy.
Delicious! I made this tonight and my husband is raving about it. The only difference is I used thighs so I cooked them a little longer. I will be making this again. Thanks for the recipe.
I was looking for a healthier chicken parm recipe. I came across this recipe. I tripled the bread crumb and oil mix. I used 6 thin sliced breasts. Cooked two at a time. Cut the time to 9 minutes. Put in a baking dish topped with sauce and sliced mozzarella cheese. Baked until warm and cheese melted. Best chicken parm I’ve ever made. No frying. I wish I could give this 10 stars.
You really can't go wrong with this recipe. I sliced up chicken breasts and used them with egg, oil, breadcrumbs.
It was good and easy. I coated the chicken tenderloins in flour then egg and panko crumbs. Turned out perfect and juicy. I went for 15 min though cause it was pink still at 12 min.
so easy and delicious. Family loved it.
The BEST recipe for crispy chicken strips. It’s simple & and as one reviewer posted mixing the oil into the breadcrumbs is a game-changer!
it was easy and yummy!
Added garlic pepper and a little paprika to bread crumbs- delicious and not greasy or heavy.
So good and so easy! I used cornflakes breadcrumbs, and added a little ms dash garlic seasoning to the breadcrumb mix. I also flipped half way through. Will definitely be making it again.
I used boneless chicken thighs and added seasoning to the bread crumbs. First time I used my air dryer and it's a game changer! I woke up the day after thinking about that chicken.
The favor is good but the is different. Just use to flour breading. I am making it again but adding parmesan cheese to the breading.
Since I'm the Mediterranean Diet, I like this recipe. I add some additional spices for flavor and serve with sugar free BBQ sauce.
easy, fast and tasty...will make again
This recipe is really delicious! I seasoned the tenders, not the breadcrumbs, with salt and pepper only! I will make this recipe again and maybe try a different seasoning!
Good and quick meal for 1st time air frying
Excellent! We don't use oil or butter that much, wife is on Keto Diet, but we like to substitute crumbled fried hot pork rinds as a breading - works on anything, more for flavor vs. crispness. Did the eggs in heavy cream (better than milk) to coat the tenders then double-dipped into the breading. Top rack at 400 degrees 5 min./side. Perfectly done, moist & flavorful. Not a lot of crisp, (breadcrumbs or batter is better for this) but plenty of YUM.
used Italian seasoned bread crumbs if you bought an air fryer just for this recipe it would be worth it
Added some seasoning and salt to the bread crumbs-will definitely make this again
I used panko breadcrumbs and whiiile it wasn't terrible, I think I'll used flavored breadcrumbs the next time. I'm a total novice with the air fryer so didn't quite know what to expect. I did marinate the tenders in italian dressing. The cook time only took about 6 minutes at 350°, and they were very crispy and delicious! I'll try again!
This is fantastic...best 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.
I made this (Power Air Fryer elite). I followed the recipe exact (I used garlic and herb bread crumbs). My air fryer doesn’t require pre-heating, so done in 12 minutes. Cooked to perfection. My daughter gave it 2 thumbs up and a “really really good”.
So good! This is my new go-to recipe for breaded chicken. The whole family loves it. Also works great for pork chops!
Turned out good. I used garlic and herb breadcrumbs, and fried 8 of them in a single layer in the basket. Preheating too about 2 minutes and they were cooked thorough in about 10. I will be making these again but with Panko.
I have tried so many recipes... they never came out. I saw this and thought it would be another fluke, but I was so wrong. My children fought over the last tender. The only thing I did different was add seasoning into the egg and used italian seasoned bread crumbs. This is a winner!
Used chicken tenders...turned out perfect!
Very juicy and not dry at all.
I cut chicken breasts into strips, dipped them in the beaten egg, then put them into a plastic bag with Panko bread crumbs, seasoned salt, pepper and a little bit of smoked paprika. They turned out really well - even our 7 year old picky-eater grandson gave them a thumbs up!
super easy and crunchy. you can add any type of seasoning to the bread crumbs to customize. tonight I added creole seasoning. turned out awesome!
Super easy to prepare. Just needed to add seasonings to the bread crumb mix to make it extra flavorful. 350 for 12 minutes flipping at 6 minutes. They came out crispy and Juicy. Much better than the stuff the pass off as chicken at the fast food drive-thru.
My husband and kids love these chicken tenders, and they taste just like the deep fried tenders, but they are a lot healthier. Highly recommend it!
completely tasteless -- B L A N D.
Yummy! I added garlic powder to Panko bread crumbs, and salted the chicken before putting it into the egg and bread crumbs.
Easy and taste great
I like the recipe.but added salt, pepper, and Parmesan to the crumbs and oil. I also had 3small chicken breasts and they came out crispy, as long as you shake them often.
I cut the chicken breast into medallions and they turned out perfect, beautifully browned and delicious.
Excellent and easy! I used chicken tenders, didn’t preheat the air fryer and didn’t flip the chicken. I just made sure the chicken wasn’t overlapping. I’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing.
used Italian seasoned bread crumbs if you bought an air fryer just for this recipe it would be worth it
Good for a rough idea! I ended up mixing some lemon juice with the egg, and I also added crushed red pepper, Italian seasoning, thyme, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese with the bread crumbs for added flavor. I also needed to cook my tenders for three extra minutes. Came out juicy and delicious!
This was my first time making this recipe and it came out FANTASTIC! The tenders were perfectly cooked and the breading was as crunchy as could be! I used my favorite Honky Tonk Heat sauce as a dipping sauce and it provided the perfect kick! Highly recommend!
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 but that might have been because Panko bread crumbs don't go quite as far. I also felt like 2 tablespoons was a little more oil than necessary. I'll probably adjust to 1 cup panko next time.