Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Chicken Strips

The air fryer was first introduced in the early 2000s and has gained popularity as a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods. It uses hot air circulation to cook food, resulting in a crispy exterior without the need for excessive oil. Chicken strips, a popular snack or meal option, can easily be made in an air fryer, making them a healthier and quicker alternative to deep-fried chicken strips.

Air Fryer Chicken Strips

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: Appetizer or Main CourseCuisine: American
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Crispy and flavorful chicken strips made in an air fryer. A healthier alternative to traditional fried chicken strips.


  • 1 lb chicken breast

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1 tsp desired seasonings (paprika, garlic powder, etc.)

  • 1 egg

  • Cooking spray (optional)


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • Cut chicken breast into strips and season with desired spices.
  • In a small bowl, mix together flour, salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings.
  • In a separate bowl, beat an egg.
  • Dip each chicken strip into the egg, then into the flour mixture, making sure to coat evenly.
  • Place the chicken strips in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • If desired, spray the strips with cooking spray for a crispier finish.
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!


  • Make sure to preheat your air fryer to ensure even cooking.
  • You can use any desired spices for seasoning the chicken strips.
  • For a gluten-free option, use almond flour instead of all-purpose flour.

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