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Air-Fryer Everything Bagel Chicken Strips

I love the flavor profile of everything bagels, so I re-created it with traditional breaded chicken fingers. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce. —Cynthia Gerken, Naples, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 day-old everything bagel, torn
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°. Pulse torn bagel in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Place 1/2 cup bagel crumbs in a shallow bowl; toss with panko, cheese and pepper flakes. (Discard or save remaining bagel crumbs for another use.)
  • In a microwave-safe shallow bowl, microwave butter until melted. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Dip in warm butter, then coat with crumb mixture, patting to help adhere. In batches, place chicken in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket.
  • Cook 7 minutes; turn chicken. Continue cooking until coating is golden brown and chicken is no longer pink, 7-8 minutes. Serve immediately.

Test Kitchen tip
  • In our testing, we have found cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we have given wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 269 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.

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    • grandmascooking22
      Nov 6, 2019

      I didn't have an everything bagel but used a regular bagel and then 1 T. of my favorite Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. They were so good. Made a Ranch/Sriracha dipping sauce. Will certainly make often.