These Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are quick, easy, and so good! Juicy chicken tenders are soaked in buttermilk and Sriracha, lightly breaded, and air fried until golden and crispy.
– 1 cup low fat buttermilk – 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce (use 1 tablespoon for less sriracha flavor) – 1½ lb chicken tenders – 1 cup Panko bread crumbs – ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs – ½ cup all purpose flour – 1 teaspoon salt – ¾ teaspoon paprika – ¼ teaspoon black pepper – oil spray
– In a large glass dish or bowl, combine buttermilk and sriracha. Add chicken tenders and marinate for 20-30 minutes (optional but adds lots of flavor)
– In a large, shallow baking dish, stir together Panko, bread crumbs, flour, salt, paprika and pepper. – Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
-- Take chicken tenders out of buttermilk marinade and place them into the dry breading mixture one at a time, pressing the bread crumbs into the chicken firmly.
– Cook for 10-12 minutes until both sides are golden and crispy and internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees F, flipping once if needed. Repeat until all chicken is cooked.