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Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Fingers

Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Fingers

Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Fingers are wonderfully crispy with plenty of spice. A much healthier way to eat chicken strips.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Keyword chicken tenders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 273 kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips lengthwise
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce, I use Crystal
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • vegetable oil spray


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and hot sauce. Add chicken and stir to completely coat the chicken.

  2. In a shallow dish or pie plate, mix together the flour, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.

  3. Remove chicken from egg mixture and dredge in flour mixture.

  4. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.

  5. Spray tops of chicken with cooking spray.

    Fry chicken in 2 batches. Place chicken sprayed side down in air fryer. Spray tops with more oil.

  6. Air fry for 12 to 16 minutes at 400 degrees. Flip over and spray with more oil halfway through.

  7. Repeat with remaining chicken.

    Serve with additional hot sauce.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have self-rising flour, just use regular all-purpose flour.

Air fryer cooking times can vary, so use the cooking time as an estimate.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Fingers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 899mg39%
Potassium 502mg14%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 158IU3%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.