Who says that chicken tenders have to be battered and fried? Today I have a lightened up recipe for chicken tenders that are just as tasty! And the secret might just be an air fryer…

An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food. A mechanical fan circulates the hot air around the food at high speed, cooking the food and producing a crispy layer. It’s a great way to cook dinner without needing to turn on the oven and heating up the house.

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can always use your oven.

What You Need

Serves 4

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
1 tablespoon honey
1½ teaspoons sea salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons lime juice


1. Combine the tenders with all of the remaining ingredients in large ziplock bag. Place in the fridge to marinate for 4 hours, or up to overnight.

2. Lightly spray the basket of an air fryer with olive oil. Arrange the tenders in a single layer in the basket. Set the air fryer to cook for 12 minutes at 370 degrees F. (If you don’t have an air fryer then simply bake in the oven at 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, turning once halfway through). Flip all of the tenders once, halfway through the cook time.

3. Serve immediately with a variety of your favorite dipping sauces. Enjoy!


Calories: 245
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrate: 7g
Sodium: 2681mg
Sugar: 4g
Fiber: 0g fiber
Protein: 33g protein

Recipe courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com