Air-Fryer Chicken Tenders

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min./batch


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2023
I added all of the components of a loaded baked potato—cheddar, potato, bacon, sour cream and chives—to my air-fryer chicken tenders recipe. Every kid will love this quick and easy dish! —Cyndy Gerken, Naples, Florida


  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup potato sticks, crushed
  • 1/2 cup crushed cheese crackers
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • Additional sour cream and chives


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. In a shallow bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. In another shallow bowl, whisk butter and sour cream. Dip chicken into butter mixture, then into crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  2. In batches, arrange chicken in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until coating is golden brown and chicken is no longer pink, 7-8 minutes on each side. Serve with additional sour cream and chives.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 256 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.