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crispy air fryer chicken tenders

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Gluten-free and keto friendly chicken tenders made in the air fryer using parmesan cheese
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 269kcal
Author Marissa


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb. chicken tenderloins
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • cup almond flour
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a shallow bowl whisk eggs with salt and pepper.
  • In a separate shallow bowl, mix parmesan, garlic powder, and almond flour.
  • Pat tenderloins dry with a paper towel and dip in egg mixture, then roll in parmesan mixture.
  • Place battered chicken tenders on a plate and spray with cooking oil.
  • Place in air fryer for 12 minutes, flipping the tenders half way through.


You can use coconut flour instead of almond flour as a substitution. 


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg