Chicken Tenders

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are marinated in ranch dressing, coated with a light and flavorful cracker breading and air fried until crispy and golden brown. Serve them with a drive-thru inspired dipping sauce for a meal your family will ask for over and over again!

Chicken Tenders

Prep Time: 30 min | Total Time: 1 hr | Yield: 6 servings


  • Air Fryer



  • 12 boneless skinless chicken breast tenders (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup Wish-Bone® Ranch Dressing

Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Hunt's® Tomato Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Gulden’s® Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Chicken Tenders

  • 15 round buttery-flavored crackers
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • PAM® Coconut Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray


  1. Marinade: Place chicken tenders and ranch dressing in large resealable food storage bag. Seal bag and toss to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Dipping Sauce: Stir together dipping sauce ingredients in small bowl; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Chicken Tenders: Pour crackers into a gallon size resealable food storage bag. Seal and crush into fine crumbs. Add breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and garlic powder to bag, seal and shake to combine.
  4. Drop chicken tenders into bag with cracker crumbs. Shake well to coat chicken and press crumbs onto chicken. Remove from bag to a plate or baking sheet. Spray chicken tenders lightly with coconut oil spray. Flip and spray second side lightly with coconut oil spray.
  5. Heat air fryer to 375 degrees F. Place chicken tenders in air fryer basket in a single layer, working in batches if needed. Air fry for 8 to 10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown (165 degrees F).
  6. Serve air fryer chicken tenders with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information: 349 calories, 15g Carbs

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Conagra Brands, Inc.