It’s no accident that chicken is the most popular white meat among both kids and adults. That’s because it is inexpensive while being packed with nutrients. Chicken can be cooked in many different ways to match any ethnicity or type of meal.
Chicken is an excellent source of lean protein, which we need to promote muscle growth and development. What’s more, it is rich in both phosphorus and selenium, leading to healthier teeth, bones, kidneys, liver, immune system and metabolic performance. Thanks to its high vitamin B complex levels, eating chicken regularly can even boost your metabolism, aiding in healthy weight management.
With its mild flavor and ease of preparation, chicken can be dressed up, dressed down, made into stews and salads, served whole or in parts, fried, baked, broiled, grilled, barbecued and made in countless other ways. In recent years, kids have embraced the weirdly named “chicken fingers” that appear on seemingly every restaurant’s menu. The problem is that you can never be sure that these fried nuggets actually contain any real chicken. Instead of ordering them while you’re out, why not make some delicious, fresh and natural Air Fryer Chicken Tenders at home?
If you’re not familiar with it, the air fryer is a countertop appliance that uses quickly circulating hot air instead of large amounts of oil to cook foods. Tenders lend themselves to being prepared in the air fryer because they are small and can easily fit into the basket. Cooking can be done in a fraction of the time it would take you to deep fry the nuggets – and with much less mess.
Chicken tenders are delicious if served on their own or with a sweet or savory dip. Whether you need an appetizer for your next party or just want to keep your kids happy while still serving them unprocessed, fresh foods, chicken tenders in the air fryer are a terrific choice.