These keto air fryer chicken tenders will be a hit with adults and kids. Follow my step-by-step recipe for the perfect low carb chicken tenders in the air fryer and Ninja Foodi!
Ingredients Needed in our Recipe
Eggs or Egg Whites.
Tips on buying eggs.
When buying eggs, be sure to open the container to make sure all the eggs are intact. Check the date on the label to make sure the eggs are not expired.
How long will eggs last?
As long as eggs are refrigerated, they will last four to five weeks beyond the packed date.
Store almond flour in a tightly sealed container. Almond flour should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
How long will almond flour last?
Tips on buying pecans.
Purchase pecans in the baking section.
Unshelled nuts will last for a year. Shelled nuts have a life of 3-4 months. Shelled or unshelled nuts need to be stored in an airtight container. Nuts stored in the freezer will last 1 year.
Grated Parmesan Cheese.
I purchased chicken tenderloins in the refrigerator or freezer section of my local supermarket.
Salt (or seasoning of choice).
I love to use Redmond Real Salt, but I invite you to use your favorite seasoning in this recipe.
Non-Stick Cooking Spray.
Since this is an Air Fryer recipe, I highly recommend using avocado oil spray OR extra virgin olive oil.
How to Make Keto Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Pour eggs or egg whites into a shallow dish. If using eggs, whisk. Place aside.
In a shallow dish, combine almond flour, pecans, grated parmesan cheese, and seasoning of choice.
Spray Air Fryer with non-stick cooking spray.
In an assembly line fashion, dip chicken into egg mixture, then into almond flour mixture.
Line dipped chicken into the Air Fryer basket. Continue until the Air Fryer is full, making sure the chicken does not touch.
Air Crisp (or air fry) at 360 degrees for 10 minutes.
Open basket. Using tongs flip chicken.
Air Crisp (or air fry) for an additional 6-10 minutes.
Check Out Our Video Giving You Step-by-Step Directions on Making Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Keto.
What Air Fryer Did You Use?
I used a Ninja Foodi Programmable 10-in-1 5qt Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer.
I don’t own a Ninja Foodi? Can I use any other Air Fryer in this Recipe?
Yes! This recipe will work in all Air Fryers. Follow the exact directions and you will be thrilled with the results.
How to Store Leftovers?
Leftovers? You probably won’t have any! I am super serious! But if you have leftovers, store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.
Can I Freeze this Recipe?
If you freeze, be sure to use a proper freezer bag. It should last 2-3 months.
How Long Does it Take to Reheat?
Since our air fryer chicken tenders is a ‘breaded’ recipe, I would place it back in the air fryer OR Ninja foodi at 360 for 3-5 minutes to ‘re-crisp.’
What Can I Do with Leftovers?
Eat them as is!!!!!
What Else Can I Serve with Keto Air Fryer Chicken Tenders?
Since this is a fabulous main course, I would combine with my air fryer asparagus.
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Is almond flour keto?
Almond flour is a popular keto flour and is made from crushed almonds. Per 2 tablespoons, almond flour contains 3 grams of carbs and 1 gram of fiber. While many like to use almond flour in baking, it can also be used as a breading.
Can diabetics have almond flour?
Yes! With its low carb count, almond flour is fantastic for diabetics. You can replace the flour in your breading (or any recipe) by using a 1 to 1 ratio. Since almond flour does have some fat, I cut the fat in the recipe by half.
I am allergic to almond flour, can I use pork rinds or coconut flour?
Can I transform this to a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe?
Yes! Follow the exact same steps.
This recipe seems a little bland. Can I add other seasonings?
Yes and yes! Please remember, I give you all a base recipe. Please please feel free to use your FAVORITE seasonings and spices.
This recipe serves 4.
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders (Keto)
- 1 Air Fryer
- 5 eggs whisk
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup pecans crushed
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 2 tsp salt Redmond Real Salt
- 1 lb chicken tenderloins defrosted
- Pour eggs or egg whites into a shallow dish. If using eggs, whisk. Place aside.
- In a shallow dish, combine almond flour, pecans, grated parmesan cheese, and seasoning of choice.
- Spray Air Fryer with non-stick cooking spray.
- In an assembly line fashion, dip chicken into egg mixture, then into almond flour mixture.
- Line dipped chicken into the Air Fryer basket. Continue until the Air Fryer is full, making sure the chicken does not touch.
- Air Crisp (or air fry) at 360 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Open basket. Using tongs flip chicken.
- Air Crisp (or air fry) for an additional 6-10 minutes.