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Air-Fryer Chicken Tenders

Enjoy crispy and flavourful chicken tenders without the need for deep frying with this delicious Air-Fryer Chicken Tenders recipe. These tender and juicy chicken pieces are coated in a crunchy blend of panko bread crumbs, crushed potato sticks, cheese crackers, and Parmesan cheese. The addition of bacon, chives, and a buttery sour cream mixture elevates the flavours to another level. With the convenience of an air fryer, you’ll have golden-brown chicken tenders in no time. Serve them with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of chives for a delightful meal or snack.


  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup crushed potato sticks
  • 1/2 cup crushed cheese crackers
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon Lifestyle Food Air Fryer Chicken Spice
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1kg chicken breasts
  • Additional sour cream and chives for serving



  1. Preheat your air fryer to 200°C.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the panko bread crumbs, crushed potato sticks, crushed cheese crackers, grated Parmesan cheese, bacon crumbles, and minced fresh chives.
  3. In another shallow bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sour cream.
  4. Dip each chicken tenderloin into the butter mixture, ensuring it is fully coated, and then into the crumb mixture, pressing gently to help the coating adhere.
  5. Arrange the coated chicken tenders in a single layer on a greased tray in the air fryer basket. Spritz the tenders with cooking spray.
  6. Cook the chicken in batches, if necessary, and air fry until the coating is golden brown and the chicken is no longer pink. This should take about 7-8 minutes per side.
  7. Once cooked, transfer the chicken tenders to a serving plate. Serve them with additional sour cream and a sprinkling of chives on top.
  8. Enjoy your delicious and crispy air-fryer chicken tenders!

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