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air fryer naked chicken tenders

Air Fryer Naked Chicken Tenders

These air fryer naked chicken tenders are ready in under 20 minutes. They're unbreaded, keto friendly and low carb, plus kids will love them.
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Keyword: air fryer naked chicken tenders, air fryer unbreaded chicken tenders, air fryer chicken tenderloins, air fried chicken tenders, air fryer keto chicken tenders
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8 tenderloins
Calories: 59kcal



  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Pat dry the chicken tenderloins with a paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, granulated garlic, paprika powder, oregano and celery salt.
  • Season the chicken tenders on all sides with the spices. For an even bigger kick try 2-3 tsp of this KFC Spice Blend instead.
  • Spray the inside of the air fryer with an olive oil mist spray which is safe for air fryers.
  • Transfer the unbreaded chicken tenders to the air fryer and cook at 375 degrees F for 12-15 minutes (flipping halfway) or until a kitchen thermometerinserted into the thickest part of the chicken reads 165 degrees F.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!


  • Check for doneness around the 12 minute mark. Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your tenderloins and the speed in which your air fryer cooks.
  • The seasoning measurements provided in this recipe should be used as a guide. Be sure to always adjust according to taste.
  • Always read your air fryer manual before using it.


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg