Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders

This recipe is simple and the perfect way to get comfortable with your air fryer. Air fryers have surged in popularity recently because they are a healthier alternative to deep frying, which means fewer calories. In addition to the air fryer being a healthy alternative, chicken is also a lean source of protein. Protein is essential for every cell in the human body. We can’t function without it.

Not only is this dish good for you, but it has a unique blend of flavors to please your taste buds. The chicken itself has a savory taste while the sauce adds a little bit of sweetness so you can get the best of both worlds.

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For chicken tenders: 

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken tenderloins
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c. Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 large eggs

For dipping sauce: 

  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice


Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

For chicken:
1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a shallow bowl, whisk together bread crumbs, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan. In another shallow bowl, beat eggs.
2. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in bread crumb mixture until fully coated.
3. Cook in air fryer at 360º for about 25 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Internal temperature with a meat thermometer should be 165º.
4. Make honey mustard dipping sauce while chicken is cooking. Enjoy together.

For dipping sauce:
1. Whisk all ingredients in a bowl. Enjoy with chicken tenders.

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