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Air fried chicken tenders on a black plate with a small bowl of dijon sauce.

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders with Creamy Dijon Sauce

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are so much better than store-bought with a crispy coating, minimal oil and served with a creamy dijon sauce!
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 441kcal



Creamy Dijon Dipping Sauce:


  • Combine the breadcrumbs and seasonings together and mix to combine well.
  • Spray the air fryer basket lightly with spray oil.
  • Dip the chicken tenders in the beaten egg mixture, then in the panko breadcrumb mixture.
  • Place in the air fryer. Continue placing chicken tenders in a single layer (you'll need to cook in 2-3 batches).
  • Lightly spray the chicken with oil. Cook at 400F degrees for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Remove and serve hot with creamy Dijon dipping sauce.

Creamy Dijon Dipping Sauce:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whip to combine. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.



  1. Feel free to change up the seasoning by adding different herbs and spices to the panko crumb mixture. You can even add a little shredded parmesan cheese.
  2. To keep your fingers clean, use tongs to transfer the chicken tenders from the egg wash to the panko crumb mixture.
  3. For extra crispy tenders, lightly press the crumbs into the chicken and spray with oil before air frying. Instead of cooking spray, use an oil sprayer and fill it with your favorite oil.
  4. For even cooking, air fry the chicken tenders in a single layer and don’t overcrowd them. This will require cooking them in 2-3 batches.
  5. To brown the chicken tenders evenly, be sure to flip them halfway through air frying.
  6. Be careful not to overcook the chicken tenders as they will dry out. Check for doneness with a meat thermometer. They’re done when the internal temperature reaches 165F degrees.
  7. If your air fryer model requires preheating, you should preheat it before adding the first batch of chicken tenders. 
  8. Different air fryer brands and models will vary slightly, so you may need to adjust the temperature and air frying time slightly. 


Serving: 2tenders | Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 1440mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg