Panko Crusted Chicken Tenders

Panko Crusted Chicken Tenders

Indulge in the irresistible crunch of our Panko-Crusted Chicken Tenders – a perfect blend of tender chicken, savory Parmesan, and golden panko breadcrumbs. Elevate your air fryer game with this quick and easy recipe that marries the juiciness of succulent chicken with the satisfying crispiness of a flavorful coating. Each bite delivers a symphony of garlic, onion, and oregano, making these tenders a crowd-pleasing delight.


  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooking spray


Preheat the Air Fryer:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).

Prepare the Breading Station:

  • In a shallow dish, combine panko breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to ensure even seasoning.

Whisk the Eggs:

  • In another shallow dish, whisk the eggs until well beaten.

Coat the Chicken Tenders:

  • Dip each chicken tender into the whisked eggs, ensuring it's fully coated. Allow excess egg to drip off before transferring the tender to the breadcrumb mixture. Coat the chicken thoroughly with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere the crumbs.

Place in the Air Fryer Basket:

  • Lightly spray the EaZy MealZ Air Fryer Crisper Basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Place the coated chicken tenders in a single layer in the basket, ensuring they are not touching.

Air Fry:

  • Air fry the chicken tenders at 400°F (200°C) for about 10-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time. Cook until the tenders are golden brown and have an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).


  • Once cooked, remove the chicken tenders from the air fryer, and let them rest for a couple of minutes. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as honey mustard or barbecue sauce.

Enjoy your homemade Panko-Crusted Chicken Tenders!


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