Air Fryer Cheez It Chicken Tenders

Air Fryer Cheez It Chicken Tenders

Youngsters adore the juicy, soft chicken within and the crunchy, cheesy cracker exterior. In only a few minutes, prepare this tasty and simple air fryer supper meal. Everyone adores Cheez It Chicken Tenders from the Air Fryer!

Cheez It crackers are a delightful and slightly unusual addition in these breaded chicken tenders! Mayonnaise, cheese shreds, and crumbled Cheez It crackers are used to cover chicken tenderloins. They come out wonderfully crispy on the outside and tender on the inside thanks to the air fryer. Serve for a quick meal with your preferred dipping sauce.




  1. 1 ½ pounds of chicken tenderloins
  2. 1 cup mayonnaise
  3.  ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  4. 3 cups crushed Cheez-It crackers
  5. ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  6. ½ teaspoon paprika


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cheddar cheese and mayonnaise with a spray of oil.
  2. Stir to coat the chicken tenderloins after adding them to the mayonnaise mixture.
  3. Combine the paprika, garlic salt, and Cheez-It crackers in a separate mixing dish.
  4. To get ready for using the air fryer, you can either use an oil spray on the basket or lay down a piece of oiled parchment paper.
  5. Place the chicken tenders in the air fryer after coating each one individually with the Cheez-It cracker crumbs. Keep the air fryer empty. You might have to work in groups.
  6. Apply oil spray to the chicken tenders’ tops.
    Bake for 9 to 10 minutes at 400°F, or until a meat thermometer registers 165°F. If necessary, repeat with the remaining chicken tenders.



  • The pre-shredded cheese in the bag should not be used. Cut up your own. It has less additional ingredients and will melt more easily.
  • Fill the large ziptop bag with the Cheez It crackers. With a rolling pin, crush them. If you have a food processor, you can use it as well.
  • Use of aerosol cooking spray in your air fryer is not advised. The coating on the air fryer basket may be harmed. Fill an oil sprayer with your own oil before using it. I prefer to use grapeseed oil or any other high-heat oil.
  • Avoid packing the air fryer basket too full. Depending on how big your air fryer is, you might have to work in batches.
  • Since each kind of air fryer is unique, cook times might also change. When the first batch in your air fryer is done cooking, pay close attention to them. When the interior temperature of the meat hits 165°F, using a meat thermometer aids in determining doneness.

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