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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. 
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
Author Brandi Crawford

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless, chicken breast sliced/ cut into strips
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese I used freshly grated.
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs You can use any breadcrumbs (Italian Seasoned, panko, etc.)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking oil spray I used olive oil

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!

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

Calories: 239kcal