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Chicken Fingers on a baking tray with spatula and towel.
Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Fingers 
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
24 mins
Chicken fingers are the quintessential kid dinner, but these homemade chicken fingers will please adults too. Plus - you can feel good about serving these to your family.
Course: Entrées, Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Lunch, Great Snacks, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 330 kcal
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ¾ cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 chicken tenders about 1 pound (or 2 to 3 boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips)
  • vegetable oil
  • marinara sauce
  1. Set up a dredging station. Combine the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Place the beaten eggs in second shallow dish, and combine the panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in a third shallow dish.
  2. Dredge the chicken tenders in the flour mixture. Then dip them into the egg, and finally place the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture. Press the coating onto both sides of the chicken tenders. Place the coated chicken tenders on a baking sheet until they are all coated. Spray both sides of the chicken fingers with vegetable oil.
  3. Pre-heat the air fryer to 360ºF.
  4. Air-fry the chicken fingers in two batches. Transfer half the chicken fingers to the air fryer basket and air-fry for 9 minutes, turning the chicken over half way through the cooking time. When the second batch of chicken fingers has finished cooking, return the first batch to the air fryer with the second batch and air-fry for one minute to heat everything through.
  5. Serve immediately with marinara sauce, ketchup, honey-mustard or your favorite dipping sauce.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Fingers 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 1098mg46%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 246mg25%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.