Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders Ready in 12 Minutes

These Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders are low fat because they are made in the Air Fryer! Ready in as little as 12-minutes, this is one meal your entire family will love!

I am so totally loving my new Power Air Fryer! I can’t even begin to tell you how often we use this appliance. It’s the best new gadget I’ve gotten in a long time.

Crispy air-fried chicken in just 12 minutes with a fraction of the fat and calories as compared to a traditional fried chicken? Yes, please!

You’ll Need:

  • 8 chicken tenders , raw
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • canola or non-fat cooking spray

For the dredge coating:

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper , more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Pictured here served with Homemade Ranch Dressing.


  1. Combine the dredge coating ingreadients in a bowl big enough to fit the chicken pieces.
  2. In a second bowl large enough for dredging, place egg and water and whisk to combine.
  3. Dip chicken tenders into the egg wash and then into the panko dredge mixture.
  4. Place the breaded tenders into the fry basket. Repeat with remaining tenders.
  5. Place the Fry Basket into the Power Air Fryer XL.
  6. Spray a light coat of canola oil of non-fat cooking spray over the panko.
  7. Press the M button. Scroll to the French Fries Icon.
  8. Press the Power Button. Adjust cooking time to 12 minutes at 400 degrees.
  9. Halfway through cooking, flip the tenders over.


  • For best results, do not skip coating the chicken with your favorite cooking spray or turning them halfway through cooking.