CRISPY AIR FRYER CHICKEN TENDERS RECIPE

These Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are so flavorful thanks to a coating of homemade honey mustard and a layer of crushed potato chips!

CRISPY AIR FRYER CHICKEN TENDERS RECIPE

I am always looking for new ways to make chicken. This Air Fryer Chicken Tender recipe is one of our new favorites. The tenders come out super crispy and are so delicious. The combination of the honey mustard, seasonings and potato chips really takes this meal over the top!

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS AIR FRYER RECIPE:

  • I am making a HOMEMADE HONEY MUSTARD sauce for this recipe but you can certainly use your favorite store-bought honey mustard.
  • I like the crunchiness of kettle cooked chips but this is a recipe that can easily be changed. Use your favorite flavors of potato chips or even try it with crushed pork rinds!
  • If you don’t have a nonstick basket in your air fryer, you will want to spray your air fryer basket really well with nonstick cooking spray.

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tender recipe from The Country Cook, tenders shown in a black air fryer basket and topped with chopped parsley

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
chicken tenderloins
garlic powder
onion powder
kosher salt
black pepper
mayonnaise
dijon mustard
honey
kettle cooked plain potato chips
chicken tenderloins, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, honey, kettle cooked plain potato chips

HOW TO MAKE CRISPY AIR FRYER CHICKEN:

Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Place the chicken, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl and toss everything together so the chicken is coated in the spices, set aside.chicken tenders seasoned with salt pepper and garlic powder on a white plateIn a medium-sized bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, dijon, and honey.honey mustard ingredients put into a small white bowl with a bunch of fresh parsley in the background

Pour about ⅓ cup of the honey mustard onto the chicken tenders.pouring honey mustard onto seasoned chicken tenders in a white bowlToss the tenders in the sauce, set aside.fully coated chicken tenderloins in honey mustard sauce in a white bowlPlace the crushed potato chips into a shallow bowl.crushed kettle-cooked potato chips in a white shallow bowl

Place the tenders one at a time into the chips, and press down to coat the tenders evenly. Place the coated tenders on a plate and continue until all the tenders are covered in the chips.coating chicken tenders with crushed potato chips in a shallow white bowlSpray the air fryer basket with cooking spray, place the tenders into the basket, not touching, you may have to do this in batches. Spray the tops of the tenders with cooking spray.raw, coated chicken tenders in the bottom of a black air fryer basketAir fry about 8-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.Fully cooked air fryer potato chip coated chicken tenders in an air fryer basketGarnish with optional parsley and serve with the remaining honey mustard sauce for dipping.dipping crispy chicken tender into a bowl of honey mustard

Enjoy!

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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

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CRISPY AIR FRYER CHICKEN TENDERS

These Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are so flavorful thanks to a coating of  homemade honey mustard and a layer of crushed potato chips!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Chicken Tenders, Air Fryer Crispy Chicken
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 637kcal

Equipment

  • 5-quart air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed kettle cooked plain potato chips
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley (optional garnish)

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Place the chicken, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl and toss everything together so the chicken is coated in the spices, set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, dijon, and honey.
  • Pour about ⅓ cup of the honey mustard onto the chicken tenders. Toss the tenders in the sauce, set aside.
  • Place the crushed potato chips into a shallow bowl, place the tenders one at a time into the chips, and press down to coat the tenders evenly.
  • Place the coated tenders on a plate and continue until all the tenders are covered in the chips.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray, place the tenders into the basket, not touching, you may have to do this in batches.
  • Spray the tops of the tenders with cooking spray.
  • Air fry 8-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Garnish with optional parsley and serve with the remaining honey mustard sauce for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 637kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 983mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

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