Air Fryer Chicken Tenders with Cheddar Cheese

Category

Appetizers

Servings

4

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

What could be better than a crispy, cheesy chicken tender dipped in your favorite creamy dressing? Perfect for game day - or any day!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • ½ cup Italian style bread crumbs

  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Olive oil spray

Directions

  1. PREHEAT the air fryer to 400°F.

  2. PREPARE three shallow dredging plates: Add the flour to one, whisk the eggs in the second one and mix the panko, breadcrumbs, cheese, and pepper in the third.

  3. COAT each tender in flour, then egg, and finally the cheese-breadcrumb mixture.

  4. SPRAY both sides of the chicken generously with oil.

  5. COOK the chicken for 10 minutes (working In batches if necessary) flipping halfway through, until fully cooked (internal temp 165°F) and chicken is crispy and golden.

  6. SERVE with your favorite dipping sauce, if desired.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Serving Size
1/4 recipe
per serving
Calories
420
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
12 grams
18%
Saturated Fat
4 grams
20%
Cholesterol
190 milligrams
63%
Sodium
910 milligrams
38%
Carbs
39 grams
13%
Fiber
2 grams
8%
Sugar
1 grams
Protein
39 grams
Calcium
163 milligrams
15%
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Recipe Tips

Use Cabot Ranch Dip or homemade Blue Cheese Dip for dipping these hot, crunchy tenders.

For this recipe it's best to use finely grated cheddar rather than larger shreds.

Cheese As You Please

Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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