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Seasoned Pretzel Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
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Pretzel Crusted Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

These Pretzel Crusted Air Fryer Chicken Tenders taste like they have been deep fryer until they taste like perfection, but because the chicken tenders have been made in the Air Fryer, they are healthy and light. The pretzel crust gives these chicken tenders the best flavor possible.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken tenders
Servings: 4
Author: Jill


  • 2 cups original seasoned pretzels ( Dots )
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ½ tsp Cajun Spice
  • 1 tsp Garlic salt
  • 3/4 cup Panko
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • Cooking spray


  • Add pretzels, to the bowl of your food processor, process on high until it mostly looks like bread crumbs.
  • In a small bowl add the pretzel crumb mixture and Panko crumbs, stir to combine.
  • Add all seasonings to the pretzel mixture and stir to combine.
  • Add the 2 eggs to a shallow bowl, whisk
  • Pat chicken tenders dry
  • Working one chicken tender at a time, dip first in the egg, and then the pretzel crumbs to coat.
  • Set to the side on a parchment covered baking tray.
  • Repeat with each chicken tender
  • Spray the basket of your air fryer with non-stick cooking spray
  • Add the chicken tenders to the basket, three at a time.
  • Put the basket in the air fryer and turn it on 370°F for 14 minutes.
  • Enjoy!