Crunchy and Healthy Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken

These air fried chicken tenders are covered in a crispy, flavorful breading, and each bite is juicy and delicious.”

– 1.5 lbs chicken tenders  – 1/2 cup buttermilk  – 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs – 1/2 cup all-purpose flour – 1 tsp paprika – 1/2 tsp celery seed – 1/2 tsp ground ginger – 1/2 tsp salt – 1/2 tsp ground black pepper – 1/4 tsp garlic powder – 1/4 tsp dried thyme – 1/4 tsp dried oregano – 1/4 tsp baking powder – 1/8 tsp cayenne – avocado or olive oil spray


Preparing the Chicken Tenderloins for Breading

Breading the Chicken Tenders

Once your chicken tenders are thoroughly marinated, remove them from the bag with a fork, shake off the excess buttermilk, and dunk them into your breaded mixture.

Frying the Chicken Tenders in the Air Fryer

To cook them, spray the bottom of the air fryer pan, put the chicken tenders in the air fryer basket, lightly spray the tenders with olive oil spray, then air fry at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.