September Recipes

Air-Fried Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Plate of Air Fried Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Hands On:
20 minutes
Total Time:
50 minutes


  • 1 (1-to-1¼-lbs.) pkg. Hy-Vee True chicken breast tenders
  • ¾ cup Frank's RedHot original sauce, divided; plus additional for garnish
  • 2 ½ cups That's Smart! corn flakes cereal
  • ⅓ cup Hy-Vee plain bread crumbs
  • ¾ cup Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Frank's RedHot original seasoning blend, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 Hy-Vee large egg
  • refrigerated chunky blue cheese dressing, for serving
  • celery sticks, for serving
  • carrot sticks, for serving
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Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour ½ cup RedHot sauce over chicken; seal bag. Turn bag to evenly coat chicken with sauce. Marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
Preheat air fryer to 375° according to manufacturer's directions. Place corn flakes and bread crumbs in a food processor. Cover and pulse 3 or 4 times until corn flakes are slightly crushed. Transfer to a shallow bowl. Whisk together flour and 2 teaspoons seasoning blend in another shallow bowl. Whisk together egg and remaining ¼ cup RedHot sauce in a third shallow bowl.
Remove chicken from marinade. Shake off excess marinade; discard marinade. Dust chicken in flour mixture. Then dip chicken pieces at one time, into egg mixture; shake off excess. Coat with corn flake crumb mixture, gently pressing to adhere.
Lightly spray air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Working in batches, place coated chicken in a single layer in basket; lightly spray with nonstick spray. Close air fryer and air-fry for 6 minutes. Turn chicken over; lightly spray with nonstick spray and air-fry for 4 to 6 minutes more or until golden and chicken reaches 165°. Transfer chicken to a serving tray; drizzle with additional RedHot sauce, if desired.
Serve chicken with blue cheese dressing and celery and carrot sticks. Garnish dressing with additional RedHot seasoning blend, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 3g 4%
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 110mg 37%
Sodium: 1300mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate: 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%
Sugars: 2g 4%
Protein: 30g 60%

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