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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

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.


Gather your Ingredients

– 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.