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Easy Air Fryer Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Tenders (Strips) is a quick recipe that includes cook time for how long to cook crispy, crunchy chicken fingers (including frozen) using a Nuwave, Philips, or Power Air Fryer. Want to make keto chicken tenders without breading? Simply omit the breadcrumbs.

air fryer fried chicken tenders on a white plate

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There’s really nothing better than fried chicken! I can eat it in all forms. These parmesan breaded chicken tenders are no exception. What I love most is they are so quick and easy to make!

Can You Air Fry Chicken?

Absolutely! Air fryer chicken is amazing because it produces crispy chicken with little to no oil. Check out my Air Fryer Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings, Air Fryer Buffalo Wings, and Air Fryer Thai Chili Chicken Wings.

ingredients for air fryer fried chicken tenders

How Long Do You Cook Chicken Tenders in an Air Fryer?

I cook mine for 15 minutes, about 7 or 8 minutes each side.

raw air fryer fried chicken tenders on a white plate

How Long Do You Air Fry Frozen Chicken Tenders in an Air Fryer?

I suggest 15-18 minutes for frozen cook time. Each air fryer brand is different. Cook time will vary based on the brand that you use.

How Do I Cook Chicken Cutlets in the Air Fryer?

The cook time and temperature for air fryer chicken cutlets is similar to the instructions noted below for chicken tenders.

raw chicken tenders in an air fryer

How Long Should You Air Fry Chicken?

Cook time will vary based on what type of chicken you are preparing. I typically cook chicken wings and thighs for 20-22 minutes. Chicken tenders and nuggets will only need about 15 minutes cook time.

air fryer fried chicken tenders on a white plate with ranch
air fryer fried chicken tenders on a white plate
air fryer fried chicken tenders on a white plate

These will pair wonderfully with Air Fryer Grilled Cheese, Air Fryer Quesadillas, Air Fryer Ribs, Air Fryer Cheeseburgers, Air Fryer Homemade Fries, Air Fryer Zucchini Chips or Air Fryer Panko Breaded Bang Bang Shrimp. Be sure to check out these recipes.
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air fryer fried chicken tenders on a white plate
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Easy Air Fryer Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Tenders (Strips)

Easy Air Fryer Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Tenders (Strips) is a quick recipe that includes cook time for how long to cook crispy chicken fingers (including frozen) using a Nuwave, Philips, or Power Air Fryer. Want to make keto chicken tenders without breading? Simply omit the breadcrumbs. 
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer chicken tenders, healthy chicken tenders, low fat chicken tenders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 239kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the breadcrumbs, eggs, and flour in separate bowls.
  • Add the grated parmesan, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper to taste to the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Stir.
  • Coat the sliced chicken breasts in flour, then egg, and then the breadcrumbs.
  • Spray both sides of the chicken tenders with cooking oil.
  • Add the chicken tenders to the air fryer basket. Cook for 8 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Open the basket and flip the tenders. Cook for an additional 6 to 8 minutes or until the chicken tenders are crisp. Exact cook time will vary based on the air fryer brand that you use. Check in on the tenders to monitor the appropriate cook time necessary.
  • Serve!

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Notes

To save time most grocery stores offer fresh, pre-sliced chicken tenders in the butcher area. You can purchase your chicken breasts pre-sliced and save a little time.
To make keto chicken tenders omit the breadcrumbs or substitute almond meal (different from almond flour)
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g
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Recipe Rating




Marisa

Tuesday 18th of May 2021

These turned out great, although my air fryer only took 10 minutes total! When I flipped them at 8, I think they were actually already done, but I couldn't believe it so I cooked them for 2 minutes more (and switched the top/bottom trays too)... so perfectly tender, good flavor, and perfectly crunchy! Thank you!

staysnatched

Thursday 20th of May 2021

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed them.

A. Rocco

Friday 14th of May 2021

Do you need to preheat the air fryer first?

staysnatched

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Each air fryer is different. Check out the manual for the one you are using.

Susan

Wednesday 12th of May 2021

I have made this several times. It is a very easy recipe and the tenders come out very juicy and delicious. The only difference is that I use pre-cut tenders that I buy in the store when they are on sale. Another idea is to cut the tenders into bite size pieces to give the kids a treat of chicken nuggets. The recipe stays the same, but the chicken is just more bite-size. I also find that regular bread crumbs work better than panko in the air fryer. Panko tends to burn more. Great recipe, Brandi, thanks.

staysnatched

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Thanks for sharing!

Emily

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

Made these keto and meant to take a picture but I couldn’t wait to dig in! They cooked perfectly in the air fryer, texture like they had been deep fried!

staysnatched

Thursday 20th of May 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

Cara

Saturday 20th of February 2021

Yummmmmm! Made these today for a quick and easy lunch before a full afternoon of house stuff! Could not have been easier - with pantry staples and a foolproof method, aka a perfect “Brandi recipe!” I used some fresh boneless skinless chicken tenders bc it’s what I had on hand - they took about 13 minutes total with my air fryer. Perfect, delicious, and it was the juiciest chicken ever!

staysnatched

Saturday 20th of February 2021

Awesome! I'm glad you enjoyed them.