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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

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Everything bagel seasoning makes these Air Fryer Chicken Tenders simple but satisfying!

Grab your favorite Everything seasoning and some chicken tenders, heat up the air fryer (I use the Instant Pot Vortex Plus), and you’ve got crispy, juicy, full flavored chicken tenders in just 10 minutes. Everyone is going to love these, and they happen to be Keto friendly too!

Enjoy eating these chicken tenders with a dipping sauce of your choosing, or slice them into pieces, and turn a regular salad into something more filling. Great for lunch or a light dinner. They also make a healthy kid friendly snack that is great cold or re-heated.

A stack of chicken tenders that have been coated in everything bagel seasoning and air fried until crispy and brown.
Air Fried Everything Chicken tenders

How do you cook chicken tenders in the air fryer?

Good news, it’s super simple to cook chicken tenders in the air fryer, and while I’ve seasoned mine with Everything Bagel seasoning, you can certainly change the flavours using any homemade or store bought seasoning mix that you and your family enjoy.

  • Prepare your chicken tenders, removing any skin or fat
  • Lightly coat in oil
  • Coat with your choice of seasoning
  • Air Fry until done

Air Fryer Everything Chicken Tenders

These Chicken strips are so good, and it takes just a few minutes in the air fryer and you’ve got a whole plate of them to eat!   You’ll really love this recipe, you can literally have these ready in about 30 minutes, including prep time. 
4.78 from 44 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Air Fryer, Keto
Servings 4 people


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 lbs chicken breast tenders *see note
  • Spray Olive oil


  • Lay the chicken tenders out on Parchment paper, or waxed paper, and spray them with the Olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the Everything Bagel seasoning on each chicken tender, on both sides, and place the tenders at 400F on air fry in the air fryer for 12 minutes, turning half way through the cooking time.
  • When the tenders are done, remove them from the air fryer, and serve.


If you can’t find chicken tenders, you can still make this recipe. Use boneless skinless chicken breasts, and slice in half horizontally to make cutlets. These will cook more quickly and give a similar texture to chicken tenders.


Serving: 4pieces
Keyword Air Fryer, Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
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By on June 5th, 2020
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