Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Tenders
needed to make the best Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Tenders. After
marinating for 15 minutes
lime juice, olive oil & spices
they just need
10 minutes in the air fryer
. Juicy, tender & packed full of flavor!
Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose
Freezer bag (for marinating)
Meat thermometer (optional but recommended)*
frozen chicken tenders
ground black pepper
Bring out a freezer bag large enough to hold all the chicken. Pour in the spices and mix, then add the lime juice and olive oil and mix again.
½ teaspoon paprika powder,
½ teaspoon garlic powder,
½ teaspoon onion powder,
½ teaspoon salt,
½ teaspoon ground black pepper,
1 teaspoon olive oil
Place the chicken in the bag and tie a knot on it. Massage the chicken through the bag to spread the marinade all over. Let sit in room temperature for 15 minutes.
8 frozen chicken tenders
With 5 minutes left for the marinade, preheat your air fryer by running it for 5 minutes at 390°F (200°C).
Spread out chicken tenders in a single layer in the air fryer basket and air fry for 5 minutes at 390°F (200°C). Then turn the chicken and cook for 5 more minutes.
After cooking for a total of 10 minutes, make sure the chicken is cooked through. If not, add another minute and check again, and repeat until cooked through.
This recipe for Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Tenders was created in a
Philips HD9252/90 Air Fryer
Cook times can vary with your air fryer model.
Ingredient notes & substitutions
Frozen chicken tenders
can be swapped for
another frozen cut of chicken
, but cook times will vary. Always make sure the chicken is cooked to 165°F (74°C) before consuming.
is best when fresh, but
bottled will also work
for this recipe
can be swapped for
another type of vegetable oil
: you can mix it up and adjust to suit your taste
Tips & tricks
Preheat the air fryer
for best results
No need to defrost the chicken tenders,
you can cook them straight from frozen
You can marinate the chicken tenders for longer
for even more flavor. If doing so, keep them in the fridge and adjust the cook time to account for how thawed they are before air frying
Cook in a single layer -
if you're making more chicken tenders than fit comfortably, cook them in batches
Cook time can vary
with different air fryers
Adjust cook time
depending on your air fryer and how large your chicken tenders are
Store leftovers in the fridge
in an air tight container and consume within 4 days
to keep them for up to 3 months
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