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5 air fryer chicken tenders laying on baking paper

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders (No Breading)

These chicken tenders are light, perfectly moist, savoury, and a little bit smokey,with the spices creating a gentle crust on the outside for that delicious moreish mouthfeel.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 130kcal
Author Kim


  • Air Fryer


  • 500 grams Chicken Tenderloins
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • Oil Spray


  • Preheat air fryer to 180 degrees C / 360 degrees F for 3 to 5 minutes
  • Prepare seasoning: Add onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper to a small bowl and mix together.
  • Season Chicken: Add chicken tenders to a large bowl and add the seasoning, stirring through to coat.
  • Arrange and Cook: Lay chicken pieces into air fryer flat side down, making sure not to overcrowd basket (this may mean you’ll need to do two cooks if basket is not big enough to take all chicken at once)
  • Spray: Lightly spray tenders with oil and cook for 15 minutes at 180 degrees F / 360 degrees F.
  • Serve: Serve chicken tenders with your favourite dipping sauce such as healthy homemade smoky BBQ, homemade healthy ketchup, or sugar free sweet chilli.
  • Storage: Store chicken tenders in air tight containers for 2 days in the fridge.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1g