Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Tenders (Air Fryer)

This recipe is one of my favorites. I eat them on rotation with my regular chicken tender recipe. They get really crispy in the air fryer, and taste similar to eating out without the unhealthy ingredients!


  • Fresh Chicken Tenderloins
    • I usually buy the Kirkwood brand from Aldi, they are super cheap!
  • Paprika
  • Eggs
  • Almond Milk
    • I love Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk!
  • Hot Sauce/Buffalo Sauce
    • I use Noble Made by the New Primal Mild Buffalo sauce, or Frank’s hot sauce.
  • Almond Flour
  • Coconut Flour


  1. You will need two rectangular dishes to bread the chicken tenders; you could use plates as well, but a flat surface will be easier than using two bowls.
  2. In the first dish, mix all of the wet ingredients: eggs, almond milk, and hot sauce. The amount of hot sauce is up to you; of course, adding more means they will be spicier. The almond milk just thins out the mixture and helps it last longer.
  3. In the second dish, mix all of the dry ingredients: paprika, almond flour, and coconut flour.
  4. Coat the chicken tenderloins with the mixture in the first dish to pre-coat for the breading. Next, coat the chicken tenders with the mixture in the second dish for the breading.
  5. Place the chicken tenders directly in the air fryer basket. I can usually fit 3-4 in per basket, depending on the size of the chicken tenders.
  6. Each batch takes about 11 minutes at 400ºF.

I hope you enjoy! These are really easy, and delicious. They are great for packing lunches, and especially nice when you need a quick meal on-the-go.


julia grace

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