Crispy Chicken Tenders with Hot Honey

Crispy Chicken Tenders with Hot Honey

YIELD: Makes 4-6 servings


1 1/2 lbs. - chicken tenders

2 - eggs, room temperature

2 T - butter, melted, slightly cooled

2 cups - panko

2 tsp. - kosher salt

2 tsp. - freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp. - garlic powder

For Hot Honey:

1/2 cup - honey

1 T - apple cider vinegar

1 T - water

1 T - hot sauce

1 1/2 tsp. - crushed red pepper


Preheat air fryer to 380°F.

Whisk together the eggs and melted butter in a shallow pan. In a second pan, mix together the panko, kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.

In turn, dip the chicken tenders in the egg mixture and then press into the panko breading. Repeat until all tenders are coated. Place into the air fryer and cook until cooked through and crispy, about 12-15 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking, mix all the ingredients for the hot honey in a microwave-safe bowl and cook for 1 1/2 minutes, stir and then cook for an additional 1 minute. Cover and keep warm.

Remove the chicken tenders from the air fryer and serve immediately with the hot honey.


Add 2 T. of mayo to the Hot Honey after you remove it from the microwave for a creamier version of the hot and sweet dipping sauce.