A Cluckin’ Good Time with Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if preparing chicken tenders in an air fryer doesn’t tickle your taste buds! Say goodbye to the days of slaving away over a hot, sizzling skillet. Your ol’ friend, the air fryer, is about to become your go-to kitchen gadget.

Trust me, folks, it’s as easy as falling off a log. First, you’ll want to dazzle your chicken tenders in a bath of buttermilk and spices – a heavenly blend of paprika, garlic, and a cheeky dash of cayenne pepper. Yum! There’s no suave fox like the one armed with a secret spice mix!

Oh, boy, I’m just getting started! While the chicken is swimming in that spicy bath, you whisk together some flour, cornmeal, and whatever spices float your boat, and you’ve got a breading that would make Colonel Sanders blush.

Next, take those marinated chicken pieces and give them a good roll in the breadcrumb mix – not once, but twice! Yup, that’s right, I’m talking double-dipping. However ungentlemanly it might sound, it guarantees a gold-crusted nugget from heaven.

Now, pop those bad boys into your air fryer. Only 10 minutes each side, and Bob’s your uncle – you’ve got yourself a basket of golden, crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside chicken tenders, cooked to perfection without having to bat an eye. Who said you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear – or rather, a heavenly tender from a chunk o’ poultry?

My stars and garters, these chicken tenders are lip-smacking good! The air fryer surely has put the cat amongst the pigeons. It’s time for the deep-fryer to kick the bucket because the air fryer’s in town, folks! Ain’t that a hoot? So, why wait? Dive into this sizzling new adventure! Ready, set, and chicken away, my friends!

Cluck, Pluck, Luck: Your Chicken Masterpiece Awaits!

– Get your chicken tenders ready. You should use fresh, boneless strips of chicken breast. If you’ve frozen your chicken beforehand, make sure to fully defrost before starting.

– In a large bowl, whisk together one cup of buttermilk, a tablespoon of paprika, two teaspoons of garlic, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and a generous serving of salt and pepper.

– Put your chicken in the bowl, making sure to coat each piece evenly with the buttermilk mixture. Leave this to marinate for at least 30 minutes, but if you have got more time, leaving it overnight brings out more flavor.

– In another bowl, combine one cup of flour, half a cup of cornmeal, and your preferred additional spices.

– Once marinated, take each chicken piece and dip it twice into your breadcrumb mix. Ensure each tender is fully coated with the mixture.

– Arrange your crumbed chicken tenders in the air fryer basket. They’ll need space, so don’t overcrowd them. You might have to cook them in a couple of rounds.

– Set your air fryer to 200°C (about 390°F). Cook each side of your chicken tenders for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

-Once done, allow them to cool down a bit before serving. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce for added flavor.

– And there you have it, your lip-smacking Air Fryer Chicken Tenders! Enjoy! Dig in!

Chick ‘n’ Flip: Bon Appétit with a Feathered Twist!