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Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders are crispy and flavorful that cook quickly in your Instant Pot.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 cups seasoned pretzels I prefer Dot's Brand
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic salt
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • Cooking spray


  • Add pretzels, to the bowl of your food processor, process on high until it mostly looks like bread crumbs.
  • In a small bowl add the pretzel crumb mixture and Panko crumbs, stir to combine.
  • Add all seasonings to the pretzel mixture and stir to combine.
  • Add the 2 eggs to a shallow bowl, whisk
  • Pat chicken tenders dry
  • Working one chicken tender at a time, dip first in the egg, and then the pretzel crumbs to coat.
  • Set to the side on a parchment covered baking tray.
  • Repeat with each chicken tender
  • Spray the basket of your air fryer with non-stick cooking spray
  • Add the chicken tenders to the basket, three at a time.
  • Put the basket in the air fryer and turn it on 370°F for 14 minutes.
  • Enjoy!


I prefer to use Dot's Seasoned Pretzels.   You can use any kind of seasoned pretzels that you prefer. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1333mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 399IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 4mg