Air Fryer Chicken Strips


Appetizers Game Day Snacks High Altitude Lunch & Dinner No Seed Oils | Published May 27, 2021 by Mimi Council

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Light, crispy, and so much healthier than traditional fried chicken strips. These Air Fryer Chicken Strips taste just like the real thing, they are so good!

If you love using your air fryer, check out my Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp, Air Fryer Loaded Garlic Bread, or my Snickerdoodle Donut Holes.

organic air fryer chicken strips

You will love this recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Strips because this is an easy and healthy recipe for nostalgic chicken strips! While traditional chicken strips are usually fried and they are not very good for you, this recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Strips uses completely organic ingredients and it's made in the air fryer. That makes this a healthy option when you're craving chicken strips!

Serve them with ketchup, ranch, or honey mustard. I also like to serve celery sticks and carrot sticks with them. And I add fresh parsley on top for a delicious appetizer or lunch!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Healthier Option: This recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Strips is a healthier option than the traditional fried version.

Organic: I use organic ingredients in this recipe, making this indulgent comfort food better for you.

Appetizer or Meal: You can serve these as an appetizer with dipping sauces or you can add on top of salad for a main meal.

organic air fryer chicken strips

Ingredients

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts: You can use breasts or even the ones that are already cut into strips. If you use breasts, you'll just need to cut them into strips. My favorite chicken is Organic Prairie.

Panko Bread Crumbs: Use organic Panko bread crumbs.

All Purpose Flour: My favorite organic flour is from Cairnspring Mills.

Garlic Powder: I use organic garlic powder from Frontier Co-Op.

Onion Powder: I use organic onion powder from Frontier Co-Op.

Salt and Pepper: You'll need a little bit of salt and pepper.

Egg: My favorite eggs are from Organic Valley.

Avocado Oil: I use a little avocado oil in the batter for fat and flavor.

Avocado Oil Cooking Spray: I use avocado oil cooking spray in this recipe. The spray is key for getting them perfectly golden brown.

Tools Needed

Mixing Bowl

Air Fryer

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a large bowl, add the bread crumbs, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and a good amount of salt and pepper. Mix together to combine completely.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, add the egg and avocado oil and whisk together.

Step 3

Prepare your air fryer basket and spray the basket with canola oil cooking spray.

Step 4

Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, then coat it in the bread crumb mixture, then place in the air fryer basket. Repeat until the basket is full. (I had to do 2 baskets). Spray the coated chicken with avocado oil cooking spray so they are completely coated on the top.

Step 5

Place the basket into the air fryer and airy fry at 400°F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Remove basket and flip chicken strips, spray the tops with avocado oil cooking spray and air fry for another 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the airy fryer, and repeat with remaining chicken. Serve with fresh parsley.

organic air fryer chicken strips

Tips

  • You can buy boneless skinless chicken strips or you can also buy breasts and then cut them into strips. Either way will work!
  • Make sure to coat the chicken in the bread crumbs/flour mixture completely. If you have bare spots, then they won't be golden brown.
  • Avocado oil cooking spray is completely necessary for this recipe. The chicken strips have to be completely coated, and spraying them is the easiest and best way to get them perfectly golden brown. You can also use canola oil cooking spray as well.
  • Make sure to air fry until they are golden brown before flipping. This may take a couple more minutes, depending on your air fryer, so just look at the chicken strips.

FAQ's

Can I make these gluten free?

You can use gluten free breadcrumbs.

What should I serve these with?

These are great on their own as an appetizer with dipping sauces like ketchup, honey mustard, or BBQ sauce. You can also make these a meal by adding them into a big salad like my Simple Green Salad.

How should I reheat these?

If you have leftovers you can reheat them in your air fryer on warm until they are crispy, about 5 minutes.

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Air Fryer Chicken Strips

Mimi Council
Try this recipe for organic Air Fryer Chicken Strips. This simple chicken strips recipe is healthier thanks to cooking them in the air fryer.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 4 servings
Calories 477 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the bread crumbs, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and a good amount of salt and pepper. Mix together to combine completely.
  • In a medium bowl, add the egg and avocado oil and whisk together.
  • Prepare your air fryer basket and spray the basket with canola oil cooking spray.
  • Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, then coat it in the bread crumb mixture, then place in the air fryer basket. Repeat until the basket is full. (I had to do 2 baskets). Spray the coated chicken with avocado oil cooking spray so they are completely coated on the top.
  • Place the basket into the air fryer and airy fry at 400°F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Remove basket and flip chicken strips, spray the tops with avocado oil cooking spray and air fry for another 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the airy fryer, and repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Serve with fresh parsley.

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 477kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 55gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 486mgPotassium: 933mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 127IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 3mg
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