CRISPY GLUTEN FREE AIR FRYER CHICKEN TENDERS - brunettecollective.com
A pretty well known fact about me is that I LOVE chicken tenders, like maybe a little too much. So much that the only reason I will go to a bar with friends is so I can get an order of chicken fingers. I finally created my own crispy air fryer chicken tenders recipe, and I’m stoked to share it with you! As much as I love smashing an order of bomb chicken fingers at a bar at 1am, that just isn’t very practical every time I have the craving, you know?
Easy and crispy dairy free air fryer chicken strips

gluten free air fryer chicken strips will be your new favorite lunch recipe. add a side of oven baked fries and spicy honey mustard to complete this meal. this lunch idea is dairy free

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THE TRICK TO THE CRISPIEST AIR FRYER CHICKEN TENDERS IS PROBABLY AN INGREDIENT YOU WOULD NEVER GUESS

You need to buy potato starch and you need to buy it now. Doing a double batter using potato starch will give you the CRISPIEST air fryer chicken tenders. Don’t even try to use flour, it just doesn’t compare. I buy THIS brand of potato starch – most groceries stores have it. A little goes a long way, so you will have the bag forever.
Easy and crispy air fryer chicken strips

Gluten Free Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Fingers

Extra crispy chicken tenders made in the air fryer. This lunch idea is a healthier version of a childhood favorite. Make these gluten free chicken fingers in under 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large chicken tenders (or breasts cut into smaller strips)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c almond flour
  • 3 T potato starch (you can also sub corn starch here)
  • 3 T nutritional yeast
  • 1 t of each: salt, pepper, garlic, cayenne
  • olive or avocado oil spray

SPICY HONEY MUSTARD

  • 2 T spicy brown mustard
  • 2 T Mike's Hot Honey
  • salt, pepper and garlic to taste

Instructions
 

  • Arrange three bowls to make the breading. In one bowl, whisk the egg. In one bowl, add the potato starch. In one bowl, mix the almond flour, nutritional yeast and seasonings.
  • Make sure the chicken tenders are totally dry. Dip them in the potato starch and cover completely.
  • Next, dip the chicken in the egg wash and then back into the potato starch.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg wash for a second time (the double breading is key to extra crispiness) and finally in the seasoned almond flour.
  • Add the breaded chicken fingers to the air fryer making sure they aren't touching or overlapping. Spray lightly with the olive oil or avocado oil spray.
  • Air fry for 18 minutes at 350° flipping them halfway through the cook time.
  • Mix together spicy brown mustard, hot honey and spices to make the yummiest honey mustard you've ever had in your life. I SWEAR this tastes just like that classic diner honey mustard.
Keyword dairy free, easy lunch idea, gluten free, simple chicken recipe
the best gluten free air fryer chicken fingers

the best gluten free chicken fingers are made in the air fryer. this simple recipe takes only 20 minutes. add a side of homemade spicy honey mustard for the perfect dipping sauce

THE EASIEST DIPPING SAUCE FOR YOUR AIR FRYER CHICKEN TENDERS

Mix equal parts spicy brown mustard and Mike’s Hot Honey. I swear on my life that this is the best honey mustard you will ever have. While you’re at it, just buy 5 bottles of Mike’s Hot Honey because you’re going to want to dump that sh*t on everythinggggg.
Easy and crispy air fryer chicken strips

gluten free air fryer chicken strips will be your new favorite lunch recipe. add a side of oven baked fries and spicy honey mustard to complete this meal.

Tag me in your insta posts and stories when you try this recipe! It has quickly become a favorite in my weekly meal menu. If you don’t feel like adding a side of fries, add a side of pasta, tomato sauce and parm – BOOM, you have chicken parm. These crispy air fryer chicken tenders really are the gift that keeps on giving.

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