Eric Theiss’ Easy Chicken Recipes: Healthy Fried Chicken Tenders in the Power Air Fryer XL

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I’m Eric Theiss. I’m always trying to find healthy recipe ideas for my picky kids. Thankfully, I can cook easy recipes for dinner and lunch that are also nutritious in the Power Air Fryer XL.

What do my kids ask for? Crispy chicken tenders.

But the oven overheats my entire home. And deep-frying recipes leave an oily, greasy mess that’s impossible to clean-up.

They’re loaded with calories and harmful trans-fats. Plus, deep-frying can be dangerous.

The Power AirFryer makes my kids’ favorite chicken recipes easy. There’s no frustrating clean-up afterward.

Plus, my meals have the same, crispy-fried texture and taste as the deep-fried foods I ate as a kid. What’s the difference?

I don’t have to use any added butter or oil. I’m preparing nutritious meals for my family that taste amazing. With zero guilt.

That’s why The Power Air Fryer XL has become my go-to kitchen tool for cooking easy, crispy fried recipes kids love.

It’s not just an AirFryer. I also roast, bake, steam, saute, and grill in it. Without tons of extra calories and fat.

The golden-fried foods I cook in my Power Air Fryer have up to 80% fewer calories and fat than if they were cooked in even the best deep fryer.

And we have more time to spend together. The Power Air Fryer is not only fast, it’s already pre-programmed.

I choose the meal I’m cooking on the digital display panel and push the button. That’s all! The Power Air Fryer XL does the rest.

That means I get extra time to play baseball outside with my kids. Instead of cooking for hours in a hot kitchen.

And after? The AirFryer cooks my meals in a nonstick Fry Basket. My food never sticks to the inside! I just drop the Fry Basket into the dishwasher or easily rinse it out.

There’s no stress and no mess. No scrubbing or soaking pots and pans for hours.

This week, I’m sharing my homemade chicken tenders recipe. Remember: you can always cook

straight from frozen, too. Just pick up a bag of frozen chicken tenders in your grocery store’s freezer aisle.

And don’t forget to serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

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Eric’s Homemade Chicken Tenders

Serves 3


6 chicken tenders, raw

3 large eggs

½ cup flour, white

1 cup panko breadcrumbs

1 tsp. sea salt

½ tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. olive oil

.5 cup milk



  1. Combine panko breadcrumbs with olive oil in a bowl.
  2. Combine egg and milk in a bowl.
  3. Pour flour into a pan or bowl.
  4. Dip chicken tenders into the flour, then into the egg mixture, and finally into the panko mixture.
  5. Place breaded tenders into the Fry Basket. Repeat until done.
  6. Place the Fry Basket into the Power Air Fryer XL.
  7. Press the M button. Scroll to the French Fries Icon.
  8. Press the Power Button. Adjust cooking time to 14 minutes at 400 degrees.
  9. Halfway through cooking, flip the tenders over.
  10. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

6 thoughts on “Eric Theiss’ Easy Chicken Recipes: Healthy Fried Chicken Tenders in the Power Air Fryer XL

  1. BuJean Jenkins

    The chicken tenders recipe calls for milk to be mixed with the egg, but the amount of milk is not listed in the ingredients.

    • powerairfryer

      Hi, you can use 1/2 cup milk.

  2. Edmundo

    Just unpackaged a new Air Freer and your recipe caught my eye, however, at the point in your directions (#2) there is no mention of “milk” in your list of ingredients, as well as the amount of milk to use … thought you’d like to know.

    • powerairfryer

      Hi, you can use 1/2 cup of milk.

  3. Dave Criddle

    There is no amount of milk listed in the recipes on here or the book that comes with the power air friyer XL
    does anyone proofread this stuff I guess not

    • powerairfryer

      Sorry Dave, it should be 1/2 cup of milk.

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