Air fryer Chicken Tenders BBQ Sauce

Air fryer Chicken Tenders BBQ Sauce

Want to spice up your game day snack or dinner on the weeknight? Look no farther than these delicious chicken tenders made in the air fryer with a splash of zesty BBQ sauce! These chicken tenders will delight the whole family since they are crispy on the exterior, tender on the inside, and oozing with flavour.

By drastically lowering the amount of oil required, using an air fryer not only offers a healthy cooking method but also creates the ideal golden brown crispiness that everyone enjoys. And these chicken tenders become even more wonderful when you add your favourite BBQ sauce to them.

These Air Fryer Chicken Tenders with BBQ Sauce will definitely satisfy your demands whether you serve them as a delicious appetiser, a filling main course, or even as a nice addition to your lunchtime salad. Now light up your air fryer and be ready to savour a delicious supper in a flash!”

BBQ sauced chicken tenders cooked in an air fryer are a tasty and simple meal. I’ll give you a basic recipe here:


  1. 2 lbs chicken tenders
  2. 1/2 c ketchup
  3. 1/2 c brown sugar
  4. 1 tsp onion powder
  5. 1 tsp paprika
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 1/2 tsp pepper
  8. olive oil spray


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer: Give your air fryer a five-minute warmup period at 400°F (200°C).
  2. Get the chicken ready: Add salt and pepper to the chicken tenders’ seasoning. Three shallow dishes should be set up: one for flour, one for beaten eggs, and one for breadcrumbs.
  3. Coat the Chicken: Shake off any excess flour after dredging each tender chicken in flour. Next, submerge it into the whisked eggs, letting any surplus run off. Lastly, dust the chicken tender with breadcrumbs and lightly press to coat.
  4. Air Fry the Chicken: To avoid sticking, carefully coat the air fryer basket with oil or use cooking spray. Make sure the breaded chicken tenders are not in contact with one another when you arrange them in the air fryer basket in a single layer. The number of batches you need to cook them in will depend on how big your air fryer is.
  5. Cooking Instructions: Air fried the chicken tenders for 10 to 12 minutes at 400°F (200°C), turning them halfway through, or until the insides are cooked through and the outsides are crispy and golden brown. A temperature of 165°F (75°C) should be reached internally.
  6. After the chicken tenders are done, take them out of the air fryer and allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving with BBQ sauce. Present them with your preferred barbecue sauce for a dip.
  7. Have fun! These BBQ-sauced air-fried chicken tenders are a great snack, starter, or entrée. For a full dinner, serve them with a side salad or some crispy fries.

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