How to Make Ritz Cracker Chicken Tenders in the Air Fryer

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Quick and Easy Ritz Cracker Chicken in the Air Fryer

I am so excited to share with you and simple air fryer recipe that will really step up and change the way you make chicken in the air fryer. Today’s air fryer recipes is Ritz cracker chicken tenders. This recipe can be prepared and made in 30 minutes, and I promise it will be a favorite for everyone in the family!

Simple Ritz Cracker Chicken Ingredients

I love this recipe because you don’t need a lot to make this tasty and crunchy chicken. The best part is that you can substitute the herbs and spices I suggest in this recipe with your own personal favorites. For this recipe, you need:

  • 3 pounds chicken
  • 2 sleeves of Ritz crackers
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese

How to Make Homemade Creole Seasoning

I personally love the Creole seasoning because it adds a real tasty kick to the chicken. If you don’t have Creole seasoning on hand, you can replace it with this homemade Creole seasoning from Daring Gourmet:

  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Combine and mix all the ingredients together. It will make about 1/2 cup of seasoning. So you will have plenty for future Ritz chicken recipes!

How to Make Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken Tenders

Prepare your chicken by cutting it into smaller pieces. The smaller they are the quicker they will take to cook. Next, you will prepare your set up.

  1. In one shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. In the second shallow bowl, place the parmesan cheese.
  3. In the third, combine the crushed crackers with the seasonings and herbs.

Then, take you chicken through each of the bowls, making sure to complete cover it in each of the ingredients. Place the chicken in a sprayed air fryer basket. Do not overcrowd the basket.

How Long to Cook Chicken in the Air Fryer

To cook the chicken in the air fryer, set the temperature to 380°F/190°C and cook for 7-8 minutes (or until the chicken registers at 165°F/73.8°C), flipping the chicken at the halfway point. I ended up doing this in several batches, because I didn’t want to overcrowd the air fryer basket.

Remove the chicken from the air fryer basket and enjoy with a dipping sauce of your choice. I loved this with BBQ sauce and ranch.

Final Thoughts

This recipe is incredibly easy and was a huge hit in our home! The kids have been asking for it again. I loved how easy it was, that I would love to make it again! It is so tasty, flavorful, unique, and easy! A new favorite air fryer recipe in our home!

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Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken

Make quick, easy, and delicious chicken tenders in the air fryer with Ritz crackers! You will be surprised to find just how tasty and simple this meal actually is!
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Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Serves: 5 people
Adjust Servings: 5 people



  • 3 pounds Chicken tender cut into pieces
  • 2 sleeves Ritz crackers crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ cups Parmesan cheese grated


  • Cut the chicken into smaller pieces.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix the eggs with the Worcestershire sauce. Set aside.
  • Crush the 2 sleeves of the Ritz crackers, place in shallow dish. Add the seasonings and herbs. Mix together until combined.
  • Place the parmesan cheese in its own shallow dish.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with an avocado oil sprayer. Dip the chicken in the egg, the cheese, the cracker crumbles, and then place in the air fryer basket. Repeat for each piece of chicken. Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket.
  • Spray the tops of the chicken with avocado oil.
  • Cook at 380°F/190°C for 7-8 minutes (or until the chicken registers at 165°F/73.8°C), flipping the chicken at the halfway point.
  • Remove from the air fryer basket, and repeat for the remaining chicken (I ended up doing 3 batches of chicken). Enjoy with dipping sauce of choice.


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 72g | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 871mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Recipe Adapted From: Recipe This

Ingredients: Chicken, Egg, Italian Seasoning, Parmesan, Parsley, Ritz Crackers, Rosemary, Worcestershire
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Fall, Spring, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Winter
Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

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