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Air-Fryer Fiesta Chicken Fingers

Chicken fingers have long been a favorite of mine. Actually, almost any finger-shaped deep-fried goodie seldom escapes my reach. These air-fryer chicken fingers have taken a lot of the guilt out of my guilty pleasure. —Dianne DeGarmo-Carr, Alexander, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups corn chips, crushed
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • Sour cream ranch dip or salsa


  • Preheat air fryer to 400°. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut into 1-in. wide strips.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk buttermilk and pepper. Place flour in a separate shallow bowl. Mix corn chips and taco seasoning in a third bowl. Dip chicken in flour to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip in buttermilk mixture, then in corn chip mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  • In batches, arrange chicken in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until coating is golden brown and chicken is no longer pink, 7-8 minutes on each side. Repeat with remaining chicken. Serve with ranch dip or salsa.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 676 calories, 36g fat (6g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 1431mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • Queenlalisa
    Apr 14, 2020

    These were crispy and delicious! My air fryer is small, but it was worth the time.