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Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer, Chicken Tenders, Fried Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes


  • 1 Chicken breast cut into strips or you can use chicken tenders – if so, skip to step 2
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/8 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • Cooking Oil Spray


  1. Cut a round of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the air fryer. Just slightly smaller so the air can still move around. Spray generously with cooking spray.

  2. Gather your ingredients.

  3. Whisk eggs and mix the milk in in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and spices together.

  4. Dunk one chicken strip into the egg mixture and then coat it in the flour mixture. Repeat for all strips.

  5. Pre-heat the air fryer for 3 – 5 minutes at 380 F

  6. Place battered chicken pieces in the air fryer basket and spray generously with cooking spray oil.

  7. Cooking chicken at 380 for 10 minutes. Flip chicken tenders, spray with oil and cook at 380 for 8 minutes additional minutes, until the chicken is a deep golden brown.

  8. Note: For crispier chicken tenders, repeat step 3 once per strip. You may need to add an additional egg and milk.