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Air Fryer Chicken

Easy Oven Baked Chicken recipe with a perfectly crispy, crunchy coating. Juicy, flavorful & delicious! Plus air fryer instructions.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer chicken, air fryer chicken recipes, chicken dinner, easy chicken recipes, healthier dinner ideas, oven baked fried chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 chicken tenders
Calories 161 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken tenders OR chicken breasts, cut into 3 even strips
  • 2/3 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar OR lemon juice
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon your favorite hot sauce , plus more as desired
  • 2/3 cup superfine blanched almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons crushed pork rinds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder

Instructions

  1. SEASON CHICKEN: Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

  2. MAKE THE MARINADE:
    Whisk together the coconut milk, vinegar and hot sauce in a shallow wide bowl. Add the chicken pieces, coating each piece well and marinate in the fridge for 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

  3. COMBINE THE SEASONINGS:
    In another shallow wide bowl, mix together the almond flour, pork rinds, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning and
    cayenne pepper together. 

  4. DUNK CHICKEN INTO ‘BREADING’:
    Use your tongs to grab one piece of chicken and place into the almond flour ‘breading’, coating well on all sides. Shake off excess and place chicken pieces in the the air fryer basket. Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray or avocado spray.

  5. Shake off excess breading and place about 3-4 chicken tenders in a single layer in the air fryer tray making sure the pieces do not touch.

    You will have to cook in batches. Cook for 4 minutes then carefully flip. Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.

  6. Remove chicken. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chicken
Amount Per Serving (2 chicken tender)
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.