Air-Fried Chicken Strips

Who doesn't love chicken strips? They're a great lunch item or appetizer. I find spraying the tenderloins with nonstick spray ensures a golden crisp exterior.

Aif Fried Chicken Strips
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds chicken tenderloins

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning (such as Goya®), or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning mix (such as Goya® Sazonador Total)

  • cooking spray


  1. Remove membrane from each chicken tenderloin. Soak chicken tenderloins in buttermilk for 1 to 2 hours.

  2. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Combine panko, flour, adobo seasoning, and Mexican seasoning in a bowl. Mix well. Drain off the buttermilk and press tenderloins into the panko mixture.

  4. Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place tenderloins into the air fryer basket and spray with cooking spray. Air fry for 8 minutes. Flip each tenderloin and spray again. Air fry for 8 minutes. Shake basket and spray tenderloins once more. Air fry for 4 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
4g Fat
23g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 229mg 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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