Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipe

This Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe will blow your mind, or at least keep you from being hungry before bed!

So in the pursuit of eating healthier, I thought it was time to use my air fryer a little more and I’m amazed at how many recipes you can actually do in an air fryer! You’ll be seeing loads of healthy air fryer recipes from now on that’s for sure, starting with this air fryer chicken breast recipe.

This air fryer breaded chicken breast tenders recipe is amazing. It’s healthier than any other method I’ve used before and they taste just as great. They are crispy, tender inside and of course fully cooked for anyone who wants to make sure like I do.

So if you’ve ever made crispy deep-fried chicken or cooked them in tons of oil before, you no longer have to. With this air fryer chicken recipe, you’re on your way to a better eating habit and yummier food, in my own opinion that is.

Air Fryer Recipes

So I love air fryer recipes, they are easy to do and they require little attention or effort. I have a Tefal Actifryer and it works a dream. I might upgrade in the future but not anytime soon and I’ve been using this one for two years now and it still goes like a charm, I recommend it for sure.

I have to say when it comes to the air fryer so far this air fryer chicken breast recipe has to be my favourite. That being said I do also love my air fryer parsnips recipe and I get a lot of compliments on the recipe all the time. It made Christmas a lot easier when I didn’t have room in the cooker that’s for sure!

With this breaded chicken air fryer recipe, I mixed some pepper and chilli in with the bread crumbs to give it a little kick. You can add whatever spice you want though. The great thing with the air fryer is the chicken won’t move about so the flavour won’t get knocked off!

If you want to make an air fryer chicken breast recipe with a twist, you can use different flavour breadcrumbs. We’ve found some southern fried chicken breadcrumbs before and can’t wait to try them out, keep your eyes peeled for that recipe soon!

Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipe

Breaded Chicken Air Fryer Recipe

There are so many names for this recipe it was hard to get the right one. The majority of people call it an air fryer chicken breast recipe however I’d call it an air fryer breaded chicken recipe to be fair. The one thing that’s important however is that it’s delicious!

You want to make sure that you cover the chicken breasts as much as possible and evenly. Otherwise, if the chicken is exposed it will cook quicker than the rest and might be a little bit like rubber, which nobody wants.

Also, remember to set an alarm so you know when you need to check on them, so many times I’ve forgotten to set alarms in my kitchen and I’ve ended up with burnt food, it doesn’t burn away the calories I’m afraid!

Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Breast Recipe
Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipe

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Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipe Card

So my Tefal Air Fryer will happily take 12 chicken breasts in it for this recipe, of course, every air fryer is different so don’t try and put more in otherwise the cooking time will be higher. I love this recipe because you’re able to start the Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipe and do other things at the same time.

If you do anything different with this recipe, let me know in the comments! Did you add spice, different breadcrumbs or just go for the plain version? If you’re on Instagram upload a photo of yours and don’t forget to tag me in it so I can see what you’ve created!

Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

These Actifry Chicken Breast are perfect for adults and children.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4 Portions
Calories 249 kcal


  • Air Fryer / ActiFry


  • 500 g Chicken Breasts
  • 100 g Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • Salt and Pepper
  • FryLight


  • Slice the chicken breasts length ways into strips / tenders.
  • In a shallow bowl, put the egg and beat.
  • In another shallow bowl add the breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and mix together until it is fully comboned.
  • Put the chicken tenders into the egg and make sure the tenders are full coated in egg.
  • One by one, put the egg covered tender into the breadcrumbs and make sure the tender is covered in breadcrumbs. Once it is, place onto a plate for later.
  • Repeat covering the tenders in egg and breadcrumbs.
  • Place the chicken tenders in the airfryer, spray with Frylisht and cook for 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve with chips and salad.


*Prices correct as of January 2022
*This is 2 Syns per serving
Chicken Breast 500 g 567 kcal £3.30
Breadcrumbs 100 g 357 kcal £0.50
Egg 1 72 kcal £0.15
TOTAL   996 kcal £3.95
PER SERVING   249 kcal £0.99
Keyword ActiFry, Air Fry, Chicken, Fakeaway, Slimming World

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