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Air Fryer Nashville Chicken

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I’m obsessed with this Nashville Chicken in the Air Fryer. The flavor is incredible and the best part is that it’s cooked so quickly in the air fryer. 

Nashville Chicken in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Nashville Chicken 

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breast tenders
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp.coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp.hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp. pickle juice
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 /2 olive oil
  • Olive cooking spray

Sauce ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Nashville Chicken in the Air Fryer

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, salt, black pepper and 1 tablespoon hot sauce, 1 tablespoon of pickle juice until well combined.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  3. Pour the flour into a bowl.
  4. Whisk the eggs, buttermilk, and tablespoon of hot sauce in a separate bowl.
  5. To dredge the chicken, first place it in the flour toss each piece to evenly coat.
  6. Then place it into the buttermilk mixture, and then back into the flour.
  7. Place the breaded chicken on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  8. Continue to finish the other tenders.
  9. Let air dry for 10 minutes.
  10. Set your Air Fryer to the chicken setting or 380 degrees
  11. Place your tenders in the Air Fryer dish in a single layer.
  12. Cook for 10-12 minutes or as your Air Fryer sets on its chicken settings.
  13. Continue to cook all of the tenders.

Nashville Chicken in the Air Fryer

Sauce directions

  1. To make the hot spicy sauce, whisk together the spices, brown sugar, and 1 cup of olive oil until evenly combined.
  2. Immediately pour it over the fried chicken tenders.
  3. Serve with pickles.
  4. Enjoy!

Nashville Chicken in the Air Fryer

2 from 2 votes
Servings: 8 servings

Nashville Chicken in the Air Fryer

Prep Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
 
I’m obsessed with this Nashville Chicken in the Air Fryer. The flavor is incredible and the best part is that it’s cooked so quickly in the air fryer. 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breast tenders
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp. pickle juice
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 large egg
  • cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Olive cooking spray

Sauce:

  • 6 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, salt, black pepper and 1 tablespoon hot sauce, 1 tablespoon of pickle juice until well combined.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  3. Pour the flour into a bowl.
  4. Whisk the eggs, buttermilk, and tablespoon of hot sauce in a separate bowl.
  5. To dredge the chicken, first place it in the flour toss each piece to evenly coat.
  6. Then place it into the buttermilk mixture, and then back into the flour.
  7. Place the breaded chicken on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  8. Continue to finish the other tenders.
  9. Let air dry for 10 minutes.
  10. Set your Air Fryer to the chicken setting or 380 degrees
  11. Place your tenders in the Air Fryer dish in a single layer.
  12. Cook for 10-12 minutes or as your Air Fryer sets on its chicken settings.
  13. Continue to cook all of the tenders.

Sauce:

  1. To make the hot spicy sauce, whisk together the spices, brown sugar, and 1 cup of olive oil until evenly combined.
  2. Immediately pour it over the fried chicken tenders.
  3. Serve with pickles.
Nutrition Facts
Nashville Chicken in the Air Fryer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 627 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 847mg37%
Potassium 672mg19%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 1985IU40%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. I bought an air fryer but have not used yet. I will try the chicken tender recipe. Hopefully you will share more air-fryer recipes in the future. Thanks