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Ranch Chicken Tenders

plate of chicken fingers with ranch dressing to dip

The air fryer does the bulk of the work in these crispy, perfectly seasoned chicken bites. Make extra to stash away for lunch tomorrow. Extra ranch to dip, please.

Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 24 minutes | Serves 4-6


2 pounds uncooked chicken tenderloins
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 packet (1 ounce) ranch dressing seasoning mix
1 tablespoon kosher salt
4 cups corn flakes, finely crushed


In a large mixing bowl, toss chicken with oil. Add ranch seasoning and toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

In a separate bowl, combine the kosher salt and crushed corn flakes. Working in batches, coat the marinated chicken in the corn flake mixture. Make sure to press the flakes onto the chicken to fully coat.

Insert crisper plate in basket and basket in unit. Preheat unit by selecting AIR FRY, setting temperature to 390°F, and setting time to 3 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating.

Once unit is preheated, place half the chicken in the basket in one layer. Select AIR FRY, set temperature to 390°F, and set time to 12 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin cooking.

After 6 minutes, remove basket and flip chicken. Reinsert basket to resume cooking for the remaining 4 minutes. Repeat steps 4 through 6 with remaining chicken.

When cooking is complete, serve immediately with dipping sauce.

Recipe courtesy of Ninja Kitchen.

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