Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Tenders


Homemade barbecue-crusted chicken tenders in an air fryer. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and no flipping required.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 3 ½ ounces barbecue-flavored pork rinds

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon barbecue seasoning

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breast tenderloins

  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 370 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place pork rinds in a food processor and pulse to the size of bread crumbs. Place in a shallow bowl. Mix flour and barbecue seasoning together in a shallow dish. Beat egg in a third shallow bowl.

  3. Coat each chicken tender first in the flour mixture, then dip in beaten egg, and finally coat in pork rind crumbs.

  4. Spray the basket of the air fryer with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange 1/2 of the chicken tenders in the air fryer basket, making sure none are touching. Spray the top of each tender with cooking spray. Cook until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink at the center, about 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining tenders.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
12g Fat
17g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 649mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 253mg 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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