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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe - BEST EVER! (low FODMAP/dairy-free option)

Air fryer chicken tenders recipe - SUPER crispy, easy to make in the air fryer and healthier than deep-frying too.
Keyword air fryer chicken tenders, air fryer recipes
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 419kcal
Author Becky Excell


  • 350 g 12oz chicken breast mini fillets
  • 2 eggs
  • 30 g 4 tbsp plain flour (gluten-free)
  • garlic-infused oil ideally in a spray bottle

For the southern fried chicken coating

  • 70 g 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (gluten-free)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Grab three bowls. In one, crack in your eggs and beat until nicely mixed. In the other, add your gluten free plain flour. In the final bowl, add your breadcrumbs and spices, mixing thoroughly.
  • Take your chicken breast mini fillets and first dredge them in the bowl of plain flour.
  • Then dredge them in the beaten egg bowl.
  • Then finally dredge them in the breadcrumb/spice mix bowl.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 200C (390F). Once preheated, add your coated chicken, ensuring they're touching as little as possible.
  • Spray a little with oil so all the coating is a little glossy.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes, turning over after 5 minutes and spraying (sparingly) once again with oil.
  • Serve with your favourite dips, in a wrap, salad or in a sandwich!



Serving: 1g | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 224mg | Sodium: 1088mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g