Crumbed Chicken Tenderloins (Air Fried)


These air fryer chicken tenderloins 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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 tenderloins


  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 8 chicken tenderloins


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Whisk egg in a small bowl. Mix bread crumbs and oil together in a second bowl until mixture becomes loose and crumbly.

  3. Dip each chicken tenderloin into the bowl of egg; shake off any residual egg. Dip chicken into crumb mixture, making sure it is evenly and fully covered. Lay chicken tenderloins in the air fryer basket in an even layer.

  4. Air-fry 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).

    overhead view of Crumbed Chicken Tenderloins on a parchment paper lined baking sheet with herbs and sauce in a bowl
    Allrecipes Magazine


You can substitute butter for vegetable oil if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
11g Fat
10g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 231mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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