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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

You'll love this really easy to make recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Tenders-no breading! A simple to make chicken recipe that is healthy and delicious! The chicken tenders are juicy and perfect for a fast lunch or dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, chicken, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, Whole30
Servings: 3
Author: Lora


  • 1 lb. chicken tenders approx. 7 tenders
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or onion or a combo of the two
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt or more, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • olive oil spray or nonstick spray


  • Place the chicken tenders in a large bowl or a in a large zipped lock freezer bag.
  • Add all the spices to the chicken and combine it. If it’s in a bowl, use your clean hands to rub the spices all over the chicken. If you have it in a zipped lock bag, let all the air out of the bag and seal it shut. Squeeze the bag and rub the spice mixture all over the chicken tenders.
  • Spray or brush the air fryer with nonstick cooking spray (or olive oil).
  • Next, preheat your air fryer to 380° (this should take 2-3 minutes).
  • Add the chicken tenderloins into the basket of the air fryer in a single layer (if you have a larger air fryers, space them out nicely).
  • Spray with some olive oil spray (or cooking spray) and cook on 380° F for 12-14 minutes (chicken is ready when internal temperature reaches 165° F ). No need to flip the tenders.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauces and enjoy!