Air Fryer Everything Pretzel Chicken Tenders

   Air Fryer Everything Pretzel Chicken Tenders are an amazingly good air fryer chicken recipe that your entire family will love. Chicken tenders are dredged in a seasoned honey mustard mixture and then coated in mixture crushed everything flavored pretzels and then air fried until crispy.

Air Fryer Everything Pretzel Chicken Tenders

Air Fryer Everything Pretzel Chicken Tenders

If you are still holding out on buying an air fryer, it’s time to get on it. The air fryer makes the absolute best chicken tenders. You can get super crispy chicken pieces, without any oil or frying! This easy chicken tender recipe is not only on the healthier side, but it has amazing flavor from the everything pretzels! Your entire family will love these Air Fryer Everything Pretzel Chicken Tenders!

Easy Air Fryer Chicken

Have you tried the Everything Pretzel Thins yet? I like to buy the Aldi’s ones, but I’ve seen them at Walmart, too. They are super thin and crispy and coated in everything bagel seasoning! So good and perfect for dipping into chip dip!

Chicken Tenders in the Air Fryer

I have made pretzel chicken tenders before. I combined cheddar cheese and crushed pretzels to make a super delicious homemade chicken tender, but since my daughter hates cheese (what a weirdo) I needed to find a new method! This method of combining breadcrumbs and crushed pretzels is a fun way to add extra texture and flavor to a basic chicken finger recipe.

How to Make Chicken Tenders in the Air Fryer

Easy AIr Fryer Chicken Tenders

It is important to preheat the air fryer so the tray gets hot. While the fryer heats up, prepare the chicken.

How to make chicken tenders in the air fryer

Instead of dredging the chicken in just egg, you dredge the chicken in a mixture of egg and  honey mustard, which adds so much flavor! The sweet mustard mixed with the salty pretzels is the perfect combination.

Once your chicken is coated, you add it to the air fryer. Half way through, you turn the chicken to get the other side crispy. Cooking chicken in the air fryer is so easy and you will never go back to the oven!

How to make chicken in the air fryer

What to make in the air fryer?

I have converted so many of our favorite recipes into air fryer recipes and it seriously makes getting dinner on the table so much faster! We could eat these Air Fryer Tacos weekly and my absolute favorite snack are these Air Fryer Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls!

For breakfast, my Air Fryer French Toast is a serious favorite around here!

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Air Fryer Everything Pretzel Chicken Tenders

These delicious Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are not only easy but kid friendly too!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 tenders
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


  • 2 pounds chicken tenderloins
  • ½ cup honey mustard dressing
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 cups everything bagel seasoned thin pretzels you can also use regular pretzels and add in everything but the bagel seasoning
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • Honey mustard dressing for dipping


  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together ½ cup honey mustard, 2 eggs and ½ teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon garlic salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.

  2. Add your chicken tenders to the egg mixture to coat.
  3. Crush up the pretzels pretty fine (I used a food processor).
  4. Mix the crushed pretzels with the bread crumbs and remaining paprika, garlic salt and pepper in a shallow dish.

  5. Coat each tender in the pretzel mix and set aside.
  6. Spray the tenders with the non-stick spray.

  7. Place however many tenders will fit in your air fryer without touching. I can fit 4, some air fryers are larger, some are smaller.
  8. Air fry at 400 for 5-6 minutes, flip and air fry another 5-6 minutes.
  9. Repeat with remaining tenders.
  10. Serve with honey mustard dipping sauce.


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