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Doritos Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
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Doritos Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Doritos air fryer chicken tenders are my kids new favorite dinner meal. Any time we add Doritos to a meal they are usually pretty happy. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer doritos chicken tender recipe, air fryer doritos chicken tenders
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Jill


  • 8-12 boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 large bag of Doritos
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. cajun spice
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • Olive oil cooking spray as needed


  • Using a sealed Ziploc bag add your Doritos, crush the Doritos so that they are a texture similar to Panko crumbs.
  • Pour the Dorito crumbs and Panko into a medium sized bowl and set to the side
  • Place flour, cajun spiced, and cayenne pepper in one bowl and eggs in another.
  • Whisk the eggs.
  • Preheat your Air fryer (if needed) to the chicken pre-set temperature or 380.
  • Take a chicken tender and put it in the flour and dredge them.
  • Shake off any excess flour.
  • Place it in the egg wash and turn them so they are evenly coated in egg.
  • Now dredge it in the crushed Doritos Panko mix.
  • Place on a baking sheet.
  • Do this with the remaining chicken strips.
  • Place the tenders in your Air Fryer and cook for 12-14 minutes.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2.7mg