These Crispy Chicken Tenders Will Make You Want to Buy an Air Fryer
Published on August 17, 2021
by Beth Lipton
It’s not unusual to find drool-worthy food photos on Instagram; half the time I wonder if it wasn’t invented just for that reason. But when you come across a recipe that makes you want to buy a gadget just so you can eat that food right now? Now, that’s noteworthy. Enter exhibit A: These Chili Lime Crispy Chicken Tenders with Avocado Ranch.
I saw this recipe from Healthy Little Peach and wanted it immediately. And it may or may not have been 7:03 a.m. on a Tuesday. That might not seem remarkable, except that I didn’t yet have an air fryer and I’m generally not a huge fan of chicken. And before you get all, “What do you mean you don’t like chicken?,” I didn’t say that. I don’t dislike it. I just never choose it, especially if there’s a grass-fed steak or piece of wild-caught fish on offer.
But anyway, back to these chicken tenders.
These Crispy Chicken Tenders Are Basically Perfect
Everyone will love these chicken tenders. You will love them, your kids will love them, your gluten-free friends will love them, and your paleo friends will, too.
The tenders themselves are breaded with almond flour and flavored with lime juice, chili powder, and Tajin, a chili-lime-sea salt seasoning. The dipping sauce combines an avocado, a bit of mayo and a few classic ranch spices like garlic powder, onion powder, dill and parsley.
Together, they make for a super-flavorful meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make. And did I mention they’re also freezer-friendly?
Get the recipe: Chili Lime Crispy Chicken Tenders with Avocado Ranch from Healthy Little Peach