Golden Air-Fried Chicken Tenders

These chicken tenders are coated in a honeyed cornbread coating and air-fried to perfection. I used homemade cornbread when I developed this recipe, but prepared store-bought cornbread is perfectly fine. The spices I use are sold by Savory Spice® shop and I can't guarantee results with substitutes. Serve with your preferred choice of sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cornbread muffins, crumbled

  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoons honey powder (such as Savory Spice®)

  • 1 tablespoon tropical poultry rub (such as Savory Spice® Gold Coast Poultry Rub)

  • 1 pound chicken tenders


  1. Whip egg, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl until well combined. Mix cornbread crumbs, panko, honey powder, and poultry rub in a separate shallow bowl.

  2. Dip each chicken tender in the egg mixture. Shake off excess and dredge in cornbread coating.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 380 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cook chicken tenders for 6 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 6 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
8g Fat
19g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 579mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 286mg 6%

* 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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