Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Tenders
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Serves: 4
Makes 4 Servings ¼ pound chicken breast per serving - the number of tenders depends on the size you cut them 2 SmartPoints per serving on Weight Watchers FreeStyle, Flex, and Your Way Plans 5 SmartPoints per serving on Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Plan 7 PointsPlus per serving
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 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
  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 370 degrees.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix together Parmesan, flour, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg well.
  4. Cut boneless skinless chicken breasts into tenders or nuggets. Lightly season with salt and pepper if desired.
  5. 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.
  6. Place coated chicken into the air fryer basket. Make sure to keep them at least ½ inch apart from each other for maximum airflow.
  7. Spray tops of chicken lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  8. 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.
  10. If cooking in the oven, prepare your chicken as described above.
  11. 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.
Recipe by You Brew My Tea at