Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
6 min
Recipe by: Aileen Clark

The best, crispiest air fryer chicken tenders! The trick to making the perfect crispy coating is a double dip in Eggland's Best Eggs, of course!

Make This Recipe


  • 1 pound fresh chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large Eggland’s Best Eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil spray


  1. Place chicken tenders in a shallow baking dish and cover with buttermilk. Let sit 1 hour.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 390F.
  3. Place flour and Eggland’s Best eggs in separate shallow bowls.
  4. Place breadcrumbs, seasoned salt, paprika, parsley, and black pepper in a 3rd shallow bowl and mix to combine.
  5. Drain buttermilk from chicken.
  6. Working in batches, dip chicken in flour and shake off any excess. Dip chicken in eggs and then in breadcrumbs.
  7. Dip chicken in eggs again and in breadcrumbs a second time. Repeat with remaining chicken. Spray inside of air fryer and arrange chicken in a single layer - without touching.
  8. Air fry chicken tenders for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  9. Keep cooked chicken in the oven set at “keep warm” or the lowest setting while cooking the rest of the chicken.
  10. Serve and enjoy!


Remember to always use Eggland’s Best eggs in all of your recipes. Learn why it’s always the healthy choice.

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Information per Serving
Serving Size 2
Calories 442
Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 272mg
Sodium 800mg
Carbohydrates 10.5g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Protein 40g