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When you think about chicken tenders, what comes to mind? If your first thought is a paper bag filled with greasy, fried chicken shapes then I want you to clear your mind and look at that batch of delicious Air-Fryer Chicken Tenders shown above. THAT is what you should be thinking about when you think of chicken tenders.

Kid-friendly and absolutely delicious, this recipe will make you re-think that trip through the drive-thru!

Prep is so simple making these Air-Fryer Chicken Tenders a perfect option for lunch or dinner. They are packed with flavor and have the crunch that you expect from chicken tenders… no messy oil required. And when you pair them with the tasty dipping sauce, you have an ideal meal for the whole family.

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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 6



  • 12 boneless skinless chicken breast tenders (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup Wish-Bone® Ranch Dressing
  • 15 round buttery-flavored crackers
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp  salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray


  • 1/4 cup Hunt's® Tomato Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Gulden’s® Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Place chicken tenders and Wish-Bone® Ranch Dressing in large resealable food storage bag. Seal bag and toss to coat; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Stir together dipping sauce ingredients in small bowl; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Pour crackers into a gallon-size resealable food storage bag. Seal and crush into fine crumbs. Add breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and garlic powder to bag, seal and shake to combine.
  • Drop chicken tenders into bag with cracker crumbs. Shake well to coat chicken and press crumbs onto chicken. Remove from bag to a plate or baking sheet. Spray chicken tenders lightly with PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Flip and spray second side lightly with spray.
  • Heat air fryer to 375°F. Place chicken tenders in air fryer basket in a single layer, working in batches if needed. Air fry 8 to 10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown (165°F). Serve air fryer chicken tenders with dipping sauce.

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