Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Air Fryer chicken tenders are super easy to make, they’re crunchy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. This air fryer chicken is a healthier version of your favorite comfort food, chicken tenderloins are covered in an egg wash with Panko Crumbs and air fried in just 12 minutes. Serve smothered in buffalo or BBQ sauce or serve them with a side of your favorite with dipping sauce.


I have a weak spot for crispy chicken tenders. I could eat them almost daily with my favorite garlic Parmesan dipping sauce or in a Buffalo Chicken Wrap. But I know how unhealthy they can be when soaked in all of that oil, so I’ve been using my Philips Air Fryer to enjoy one of my favorite appetizers, without all of the oil.

These Air Fryer Chicken Tenders made with panko bread crumbs are my go to and are air fried with just a little bit of olive oil. The chicken comes out super crispy, just like they’ve been fried in a deep fryer.

You won’t be able to tell that these chicken pieces are not deep fried. Not only are these chicken tenders healthier, but you also don’t have that oil smell or the mess to clean up. The air fryer fried chicken are perfect to serve with a side of veggies, or on a platter for a game day appetizer.


1 lb chicken tenderloin

3 eggs beaten

1/3 cup Panko crumbs

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 Tablespoons olive oil


Air Fryer Chicken Tenders



Preheat AirFryer to 330 degrees F

Place flour, egg, and panko crumbs in three separate bowls

Add salt, pepper, and olive oil to the Panko crumbs, mix well

Dip chicken in the flour, then the egg, then the Panko crumbs until evenly coated

Place in the cooking basket in the air fryer. You’ll need to cook in batches.

Fry for 12-14 minutes. Or until golden brown and internal temp reaches 165 degrees.

Remove chicken from air fryer.

Toss with your favorite sauce or serve with dipping sauce.