- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 10 chicken tenders
- 1 teaspoon black ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Prepare the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil spray.
Remove the tendon from the chicken tenders and then add them to a medium-sized bowl.
Add the olive oil to the chicken tenders and toss them so that they are fully coated.
Add the seasonings to the chicken tenders and coat them.1/2 teaspoon paprika
NutritionCalories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
Place the seasoned chicken pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, flipping the chicken at the 5 minutes mark. The strips should be perfectly crispy and golden brown.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce such as BBQ sauce, buffalo sauce, or honey mustard sauce.
Can I use Chicken Breasts for this recipe?
Yes! You can also use boneless skinless chicken breasts to make this same grilled chicken recipe. Use two to three chicken breasts and cut each of them into thirds.
How do I remove the tendon from the chicken tender?
If the tendon is thick, you will want to remove it from the tender. I’ve found the best way is to pierce the nub of the tendon and pull it out with a fork. However, removing the entire tendon can make the chicken fall apart. If the tendon is not thick, just remove the thick nub with a knife and leave the rest of the tendon alone.