The Best Air Fryer Chicken Tender Recipes

Chicken tenders are a great, easy and simple meal to make!

With the invention of the air fryer, along with unlimited ideas and recipes on Pinterest, making tasty chicken tenders is a breeze and will keep the kids happy and full!

Even though Pinterest has a ton of results when you search for something, a lot of times you get lots of unwanted pins, promoted pins and other ideas along with what you are really looking for!

For that very reason, and for your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of the best air fry chicken tender recipes! Enjoy!!!

Oh yeah, one thing you will need for every one of these recipes is an air fryer! Check them out here!

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Air fryer cheddar bacon chicken tenders

This cheddar bacon chicken tender recipe is awesome!

Seriously, air fried chicken tenders are amazing to begin with, but once you add both cheddar cheese AND bacon to them, all I can say is WOW!

You will definitely want to check out the instructions for making them by clicking on the pin!

Here’s a quick list of the ingredients and where we get some of ours from.

You will need an oil mister or sprayer to properly coat the chicken tenders with cooking oil.

Check out our reviews of the best oil misters and spray bottles!

Check out our favorite air fryers here!

Air fried buffalo chicken tenders

If you’re looking to add a little spice to your life, then you will definitely want to give these buffalo chicken tenders a shot!

The ingredient list is short and sweet, well hot, and the preparation instructions clear and succinct, with great pictures to help you along the way!

Click on the pin to learn more about this taste buffalo chicken recipe!

For your convenience, we’ve compiled the ingredient list here.

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RITZ cracker ranch chicken tenders

It really doesn’t get much simpler than this! ONLY 3 ingredients (plus spices)!

This Ritz cracker and ranch chicken tender recipe is appealing because of both it’s simplicity and limited ingredient list.

While the directions say to cook them in a oven (probably because the recipe was created way back in 2014, possibly before air fryers even existed?), these lend themselves well to cooking in your air fryer!

Check out the pin and save it to a board!

As always, here’s the ingredient list to make this tasty meal!

Learn about what you can cook in an air fryer!

garlic parmesan chicken tenders

Garlic parm chicken tenders

When we go out to eat chicken wings, our go-to flavor is garlic parmesan!

It’s simple, tasty, and hard to screw up!

Fortunately, those same ingredients can be sprinkled on chicken tenders to make a wonderful meal for the family!

This recipe and pin is a keeper, so be sure to save them for future reference!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make these!

You will want an oil mister or spray bottle if you have an air fryer!

Air fryer ranch chicken tenders

Ready in only 12 minutes, these air fried ranch chicken tenders are sure to be a hit at your dinner table!

I don’t know about you, but there’s no such thing as too much ranch! Whether you are cooking with it, dipping everything in it, or putting it on your salad!

If you or your kids like ranch, then be sure to click on this pin and see how these bad boys are made!

For your reference, here’s the ingredient list and where you can find some of them!

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cheesy onion chicken strips

Here’s a recipe that bumps up the flavor factor with French’s fried onions!  And cheese, of course!

While this recipe calls for it to be baked, it has all of the wet and dry ingredients that would make it an excellent choice for the air fryer!

Luckily it’s the same simple process for making them as it is all of the chicken tender recipes.  Coat the chicken with something so that the dry ingredients stick to it, and pop it in the air fryer! Easy-peasy if you ask me!

Be sure to check out the ingredients list below for these tasty wonders of happiness!

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The most amazing air fryer chicken tenders

With a title like that, how can these not be good?!

This recipe uses butter to help keep the breading sticking to the chicken during the “frying” process in the air fryer.

The butter, combines with all of the spices and breadcrumbs, is guaranteed to provide a flavorful bite each and every time!

You will want to save this pin to your Pinterest board as you will keep coming back for this recipe!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make these!

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buttermilk air fried chicken tenders

Finally, a buttermilk air fryer chicken tender recipe!

It’s not the traditional wet batter that you can use with a deep fat fryer, but between the buttermilk, flour, spices and hot sauce, it all simply works!

These definitely look and taste the most like something you’d get in a restaurant, so be sure to save the pin and give these a shot!

You will be very happy that you did!

Make sure you have everything before starting these!

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the best ever chicken tender recipe – whole30, paleo and keto

This unique chicken tender recipe is great for those on the Whole30, paleo, keto or some other “clean” eating diet.

The variety of spices and seasonings will definitely start a flavor party in your mouth for each and every bite!

There won’t be any need for ketchup or ranch with these bad boys!

Be sure to check out the specific preparation instructions and like the pin!

Here are the ingredients you will need!

Air fryer pros and cons!

coconut air fried chicken tenders

Finally, but not least, this sweet and crunchy coconut chicken tender recipe will be great for anyone with a sweet tooth!

I know the recipe says to bake them, but hey, this recipe was posted way back in 2015, most likely before she even had an air fryer!

Check out the directions in the pin, save it, and get ready to make some awesome coconut chicken strips for the family!

Here’s what you will need to make them!

We really hope you found these recipes and ingredient lists helpful!

We should note that an air fryer or Nuwave oven would work about the same for all of these recipes, so if you have one or the other, feel free to give the recipes a whirl!

Have questions? What to see more recipes? Please leave us a comment and we’ll be sure to reply to you!

Happy air frying!!!

3 thoughts on “The Best Air Fryer Chicken Tender Recipes”

  1. Thanks for having this post about chicken tender recipes!

    I’m always looking for new things to try out in my air fryer!

    • You are very welcome! We’ve found that we can use the air fryer for soooo many more things than we originally thought when we purchased it! Happy air frying!!!


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