2tablespoonsfresh lemon juiceor bottle lemon juice
Place the chicken tenders in a Ziploc bag, add the pickle juice, and refrigerate for 2 hours (you can do more time if wanted, your chicken will just taste more pickely). If you are in a pinch for time, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
After the chicken finishes marinating, prepare your ingredients. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. In a second shallow bowl or plate, combine the flour, sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, and celery powder.
Preheat the air fryer to 340°F/170°C for 5 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Dip and cover the chicken in the egg mixture, then in the flour mixture. Place the chicken in a lightly sprayed air fryer basket. Repeat with remaining chicken tenders.
Cook in the air fryer for 5 minutes, flipping when there is about 2 minutes left. Check the internal temperature of the chicken. My chicken strips were very thin, so this was plenty of time. If yours are thicker, they may need a couple of extra minutes. Add time as needed, making sure to flip the chicken so that each of the sides cook evenly.
Once the chicken reaches an internal temperature of or near 165°F, increase the heat to 400°F/200°C and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the chicken is crispy to your liking and cooked through.
Remove from the air fryer basket and enjoy with Chick-Fil-A dipping sauce!
Mix together all the ingredients until well combined.
* You could also substitute the celery powder with celery seed. Or you could omit the ingredient. Chick-Fil-A Sauce Recipe From:Food.com