Mouth-Watering Air Fried Chicken With Lemon Sauce

Cooking instruments: the air fryer, a pan, a few bowls, a whisk, and a hand zester;

Tip: For this delicate dish, it is best if you have an air fryer with a special cooking rack, to make sure that the chicken tenders don’t sit directly on the hot cooking pan and that are surrounded by the heat waves from all sides at once. This Best Choice Electric air fryer or something similar will come in handy!

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Chicken tenders, an all-time childhood favorite dish, can now become the favorite of adults as well, with this low-cal air fryer recipe. The lemon sauce that you can prepare separately will give it an extra kick but you can always keep it to a minimum of fats if you check our suggestions!
Chicken tenders
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
For the chicken tenders
For the lemony sauce
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
For the chicken tenders
For the lemony sauce
Chicken tenders
Instructions
Preparation
  1. Put the breadcrumbs in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, and olive oil;
  2. Wash the 2 lemons, use a hand zester to grate one of them and squeeze the juice from both of them;
  3. Set aside the juice from half of lemon for the chicken tenders and the remaining juice for the lemon sauce;
  4. Break the eggs and beat them in a bowl, adding the juice from that half of lemon;
  5. Dilute the tablespoon of corn flour with water and set aside, for the sauce.
Instructions
  1. Preheat your air fryer to reach 330◦F;
  2. Bring the bowl with the seasoned breadcrumbs and the bowl with the beaten eggs;
  3. Mix the eggs with half cup of all-purpose flour, making sure you’re not getting any lumps;
  4. Coat the tenders, first with the eggs and flour batter and then with the crumbs;
  5. Cook in the air fryer, at 330◦F, for 10 minutes, and then, raise the temperature to 390◦F for another 5 minutes;
  6. Cook in the air fryer, at 330◦F, for 10 minutes, and then, raise the temperature to 390◦F for another 5 minutes;
  7. Next, add the diluted corn flour and keep stirring until it thickens;
  8. When the sauce is ready, add the air fried chicken tenders and soak them well in the lemon sauce;
  9. Serve them hot on a bed of rice.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 250g
Fat: 14g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Carbohydrates: 13g
Protein: 20g
Dietary Fiber:1.2g
Cholesterol: 20mg

Try it with a twist:
To give this classic air fried chicken tenders recipe an Asian touch, you can add one tablespoon of soy sauce to the beaten eggs, before you coat the tenders. If you want to skip the sauce with lemon, sugar and flour, you can simply serve them with chili sauce.


Original recipe by Jamil Oliver
Air Fryer Cookbook. A Guide for Everyday Home Cooking with Amazing Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals(Air Fryer Recipes, Paleo, Vegan, Instant Meal, Pot, Clean Eating)

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