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air fryer frozen chicken tenders on wooden board next to dipping sauces

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Tenders

Frozen chicken tenders is the air fryer is the best way to get your chicken tenders super crunchy, juicy and delicious! Quick, easy and feeding your family in a flash!
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 tenders
Calories 170kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $6


  • Air fryer


  • 10 frozen chicken tenders
  • Cooking spray Optional


  • Preheat air fryer to 360°
  • Optional: Lightly spray chicken tenders with cooking spray. Cooking spray is optional. However, cooking spray helps the chicken tenders from sticking to each other if you are cooking a larger batch.
  • Arrange frozen chicken tenders in fryer basket leaving room so they do not touch each other.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes on 360°
  • Depending on your air fryer, the size of your fryer basket and amount of frozen chicken tenders in the basket, you can shake the basket and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until you reach your desired level of crispness as needed. You can also increase the temperature to 400° for the last 1-2 minutes for extra crispy. Be careful not the burn.


Pre-Heating Air Fryer: I recommend pre-heating air fryer. However, if you choose not to pre-heat, add about 3-4 minutes to your cook time. Check for crispiness at the end of your cook time and add additional cook time as needed until your chicken tenders reach desired level of crispiness.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 870mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg