Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Quick, Delicious, and Satisfying

Crispy flavored Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are seasoned, coated in smoky potato chips, and cooked to tender and juicy perfection. They’re a great dinner or lunch option!


Chicken Tenderloins

Onion Powder

Garlic Powder

Kosher Salt

BBQ Sauce

BBQ Kettle Chips



Air Fryer

Mixing Bowl

Measuring Cups

Plate or Tray

Trim & Pat


If the chicken tenderloins have any excess fat, carefully trim it off. Pat dry.



Mix together the seasonings and sprinkle over each piece of chicken until fully coated.



Lay the tenders out on a tray or plate and brush with BBQ sauce all over.



Crush up the potato chips and place in a shallow bowl. In batches, coat the tenders in the crumbs, pressing gently to adhere.

Prepare Your Air Fryer


Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.  Spray the basket with cooking spray and place as many tenders that will comfortably fit without touching. 

Air Fry


Spray the tops of the chicken with cooking spray. Air fry for 8-9 minutes, carefully flipping once, until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F is reached.  Repeat with remaining chicken.


Air fryers are all similar, but just like ovens, cooking times can vary. I would suggest doing a test run with just a couple tenders and then adjust the time/temp, if necessary.

The Details

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 8 Minutes

4 Servings

403 Calories

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