These Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Tenders are a delicious option that the whole family will love! If you don't have an air fryer, I'll list the instructions for oven baking these below. Regardless of which option you choose, you are going to love the flavor of this simple meal that everyone in your family will reach for at dinnertime.
Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Tenders
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If you are trying to eat healthier, but still want to provide your family with those comfort foods meals, then our Parmesan chicken tenders are going to be a favorite. I use simple techniques to bread these, and then cook them until crisp in our air fryer. We have a smaller VonChef Air Fryer that is perfect for 2-3 servings. It works great and is affordable. However, for larger families, I recommend the larger Air Fryer. You need plenty of space to cook more portions, so a 5.8 quart is better. The most popular I have found is the GoWise 5.8 Quart Air Fryer.
Ingredients for Parmesan Chicken Tenders:
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Preheat Air Fryer to 370 degrees.
In a shallow bowl, mix together Parmesan, flour, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
In a separate bowl, beat egg well.
Cut boneless skinless chicken breasts into tenders or nuggets. Lightly season with salt and pepper if desired.
Dip chicken into egg, then into flour mixture coating well. Keep one hand for the wet mixture and one for the dry mixture to keep the mess to a minimum.
Place coated chicken into the air fryer basket. Make sure to keep them at least ½ inch apart from each other for maximum airflow.
Spray tops of chicken lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
Cook in air fryer for 18-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of chicken breasts. You may stop and turn half-way through cook time if desired.
How to Bake Parmesan Chicken Tenders
If cooking in the oven, prepare your chicken as described above.
Place on a silicone baking mat or parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through cook time.
How Many WW Points are in Air Fryer Chicken Tenders?
The points below are calculated on ¼ of the batch of chicken tenders. You can verify your PersonalPoints via the WW app HERE.
- Personal Points: 2 - 7
- BLUE: 2
- GREEN: 4
- PURPLE: 2
- SmartPoints: 5
- Points Plus: 7
This is a great recipe to serve alongside some roasted vegetables. We have a great ranch dip recipe as well as a wonderful honey mustard dressing that would be perfect to serve alongside these air fryer Parmesan chicken tenders. Since this is a fast meal to prepare, it is a perfect weeknight Weight Watchers recipe idea that everyone will love!
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More Weight Watchers Chicken Recipes
- Air Fryer Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast
- Slow Cooker Greek Chicken
- Skinny Chicken Spaghetti Dinner
- Slow Cooker Chicken Pasta with Broccoli
- Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pizza
- Chicken with Easy Stir Fry Sauce
- Weight Watchers Chicken Quesadillas
- Sticky Buffalo Chicken Tenders
The crispy coating of the parmesan chicken tenders is a perfect way to add something unique to your meal plan that easily fits into your WW meal plan! You can verify your own unique PersonalPoints via the recipe on the WW app HERE. Personal Points: 2 - 7
Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Tenders
Points Plus: 7
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 347mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 39g
The crispy coating of the parmesan chicken tenders is a perfect way to add something unique to your meal plan that easily fits into your WW meal plan!
You can verify your own unique PersonalPoints via the recipe on the WW app HERE.
Personal Points: 2 - 7
This recipe looks super yummy! I just bought my Mom an air fryer for an early Christmas present. She has a lot of food allergies plus has to watch her cholesterol so I thought an air fryer would be perfect. She would really love to try this recipe.