Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Prep Time10 mins
Cooking time per batch11 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 -6 oz servings
Calories: 290kcal


  • Air Fryer


Chicken Marinade

  • 3 lbs raw chicken tenderloins
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 6 garlic cloves minced or diced

Parmesan Crust

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups fresh grated parmesan I buy the bella rosa brand
  • 1 TBS dried parsely
  • Chose Foods Avocado spray


Chicken Marinade

  • Toss chicken raw tenderloins in a large glass bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. Cover and place in fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.

Parmesan Crust

  • Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees.
  • Place 3 eggs in a shallow glass dish and whisk until well combined.
  • In another shallow glass dish, whisk together grated parmesan and dried parsley.
  • Dip chicken in egg wash, then in parmesan mixture, making sure that all sides are well covered.
  • Spray the inside of the air fryer with the Chosen Foods Avocado Oil spray to prevent the chicken from sticking.
  • Place crusted chicken in the air fryer in a single layer, making sure no sides are touching.
  • Fry for 8-11 min or until crispy and light brown in color, time will vary based off size of chicken tender.
  • Remove from air fryer and let rest. Serve with your favorite low carb dipping sauce.


This recipe makes about 8- 6 oz serving. Calories per serving: 290; Carbs per serving 1g; Fat per serving: 12g; Protein per serving: 48g.