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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.