Air-Fryer Thai Peanut Chicken Tenders Recipe

Apr 2 2024
Add some extra flavor to your air-fried chicken tenders! This recipe uses peanut sauce to work double duty: holding on the crispy coating, and adding a ton of flavor. Only 3 main ingredients needed, plus seasonings…

Hungry Girl Healthy Crispy Thai Peanut Chicken Tenders Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (5 tenders): 282 calories, 6.5g total fat (1g sat. fat), 490mg sodium, 18.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 35g protein

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes


1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

3/4 tsp. garlic powder

3/4 tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

3 tbsp. peanut sauce/salad dressing with 65 calories or less per 2-tbsp. serving, or more for dipping

10 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 10 strips

Optional topping: chopped fresh cilantro


In a wide bowl, mix bread crumbs with seasonings. Place peanut sauce in a second wide bowl. Coat chicken with peanut sauce, followed by the seasoned bread crumbs.

Spray an air fryer with non-aerosol nonstick spray. Place chicken strips in the air fryer, and top with any remaining breadcrumbs. Spray with nonstick spray.

Set air fryer to 360ºF. Cook until crispy and cooked through, about 12 minutes.


Oven Alternative: Bake at 375ºF until crispy and cooked through, about 16 minutes, flipping halfway through.

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