Air Fryer Chicken Tenders is an easy air fryer recipe that you can make in minutes.
You no longer need to wait for the oven to preheat to get that crispy breading that we all love.
Air fryer chicken is healthier than cooking them in the traditional fryer, yet, you do not have to pass up having an extremely juicy chicken tender.
You can eat this Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid recipe just as the tenders or make it into a chicken wrap or chopped up on your favorite salad.
Since my kids love chicken tenders this is such an easy meal to put together for them and then alter for the rest of us.
Ingredients Needed For Our Instant Pot Air Fryer Chicken Tenders:
- Chicken tenders
- Italian bread crumbs
- Parmesan cheese
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dipping sauce (ranch or BBQ sauce are favorites of ours)
How To Make Our Instant Pot Air Fryer Chicken Tenders:
Begin by sprinkling the raw chicken tenders with salt and pepper.
Then, in a small mixing bowl, mix together the eggs and water and set it aside.
In another medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the Italian bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder and mix it all together.
Make a type of assembly line with chicken tenders, then the egg mixture, and lastly the bread crumb mix.
Dip each chicken tender individually in the eggs, then bread crumbs.
Make sure to cover the tender completely in the bread crumbs and then move it to the air fryer basket.
Make 4-6 chicken tenders at a time in the air fryer basket.
Once you have 4-6 in the basket, move the basket to the inner pot of the Instant Pot, then put the air fryer lid on top and set the temperature to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
After the 5 minutes is up, take the lid off and flip the chicken tenders. Then place the lid back on and cook them for another 5 minutes at 400 or until the chicken is fully cooked through and is golden brown.
Continue these steps until all of the chicken tenders are done.
Then, just serve with your favorite sides and dipping sauce.
To Make This Air Fryer Chicken Recipe You Will Need:
- Instant Pot with an Air Fryer component (THIS is a great one)
- Small mixing bowl
- Medium mixing bowl