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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders - No Breading

These easy juicy on the inside and crisp on the outside air fryer chicken tenders (no breading) are the perfect quick dinner, ready in less than 20 minutes!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine American, Low Carb
Keyword air fryer chicken tenders, air fryer chicken tenders no breading, healthy air fryer chicken tenders
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time Per Batch 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 149kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD


  • Air Fryer - Basket or Rotisserie Style



  •  Preheat Air Fryer to 375F. 
  • Pat dry chicken tenders (especially if defrosted from frozen) and toss with oil in a large bowl. 
    3 lbs chicken tenders, 1 tbsp avocado oil
    chicken tenders with oil
  • Combine seasonings in a small bowl.  
    1 tbsp avocado oil, 1/2 tbsp lemon pepper, 1.5 tbsp garlic powder, 1.5 tbsp onion powder, 1 tbsp dried parsley, 1.5 tbsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp salt*
    chicken tender seasoning seasonings
  • Toss chicken with 1/2 of the seasonings, and then rub each piece with the remaining seasonings as you transfer each piece from the bowl to the air fryer.   Make sure to leave space between your chicken tenders when arranging them in the air fryer. You'll likely need to work in batches. For 2lbs of chicken, I had to cook three batches.  
  • Cook at 375F for 10-16 minutes, flipping at 6 minutes in. Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165F.  Repeat with remaining chicken.  
    Air fryer chicken tenders no breading



Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg