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Air-Fried Chicken Tenders – Keto

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Our family is kinda in love with the air fryer. We took a long time to jump on beard, but once we did, we just haven’t stopped. We have the Instant Pot Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven. Because it’s more than just an air fryer, we use it every day, multiple times a day. Highly recommend.

Healthy Air Fryer Food

There are 2 main things we use it for: our daily steaks and fried chicken (in any form: nuggets, strips, wings, drumsticks…). Of course we also toast up some bread to hold our egg salad, reheat anything and everything, but steak and chicken are our jam.

Low-Carb Air Fried Chicken Tenders

Easy Chicken Tenders

When we’re wanting something a little crispier than the ever-so-quick-and-easy Pan-Fried Chicken Tenders, this is our go-to backup. Comes together just as easy and has the perfect blend of salty garlicky goodness.

Low-Carb Air Fried Chicken Tenders

We bounce back and forth between dipping these in Buttermilk Ranch Dressing or Honey Mustard Dip. Both are basic and easy, though the honey mustard definitely has a higher carb count, choose wisely.

Savory Salt Seasoning Blend

Get the perfect flavor using the Savory Salt Seasoning Blend from cardnl.

Low-Carb Air Fried Chicken Tenders

Air-Fried Chicken Tenders (low-carb)

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes


Serving Suggestion


  1. Rinse chicken tenders under cold water and pat dry.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the egg and cream. Set aside.
  3. In another shallow bowl, stir together the pork rind crumbs and Savory Salt Seasoning Blend. Set aside.
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with a light coating of avocado oil and set aside.
  5. Dip chicken tender entirely in the cream/egg mixture, gently shake off excess, then press into the pork rind crumb mixture, coating all sides evenly. Place in the air fryer basket.
  6. Repeat until all chicken tenders are coated.
  7. Cook in the air fryer at 390°F for 8 minutes (turning once if you want, I rarely do).
  8. Serve hot with a side of your preferred dip/dressing.
  9. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to a week and reheated in the air fryer at 390°F for about 4 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 2 chicken tenders
Amount Per Serving Calories 365Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 105mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 33g

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