Air Fryer Chicken Fingers
Servings: 20 servings
Chicken Fingers breaded, air fried, and frozen to add to Snack City in your freezer. Use these for a late night snack or for a meal when you're in a pinch. Kid tested and approved 😎 When I make this for Snack City I do 8-10lbs of chicken at a time. If you have only one small air fryer like myself, it will take a few batches to cook.Print Recipe Pin Recipe
- 5 lbs (2270 g) boneless skinless chicken breast
- 2½ cups (250 g) corn chex ground
- ½ cups (60 g) tapioca flour or cornstarch
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp (45 g) water
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp (30 g) oil spray
For the Chicken Fingers
- Cut your chicken breasts into chicken finger sized pieces. I shoot for between 1"-1.5" in diameter and 4-5" long. Season with salt and pepper.
- Prep your breading by placing the corn chex into a blender or food processor and blending into a flour. Lightly season the breading with salt and pepper.
- Set up three bowls, one with the eggs and water beaten together, one with the cornstarch, and one with the breading. You can also use large ziplock bags for the breading steps if you wish.
- Coat the chicken in cornstarch, then dunk in the egg wash, and then transfer to the corn chex and coat evenly. Shake off any excess and place on a sheet pan to prepare to be air fried.
- Keep one of your hands as the wet hand for the eggs and one as the dry hand for the breading, this will keep it from gunking up on your fingers.
- Once all of your chicken is breaded, preheat your air fryer to 400°F. Place the chicken in a single layer in the basket and spray lightly with oil. Cook for 7-8 minutes then flip and lightly spray the other side. Cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.
- Place the cooked pieces on a wire rack to cool and repeat this process until you have cooked all of the chicken.
- Once all of the chicken has cooled, transfer it into a ziplock bag and remove all of the air. Store inside of Snack City in your freezer.
- To reheat, add to your air fryer at 400°F for 7-10 minutes.
- The nutrition values are an estimate for if you split the 5 lbs of chicken into 20 servings. If you need exact calorie information, you may want to calculate the exact values for your specific batch.
Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.1g | Protein: 23.4g | Fat: 3.7g
The information in the following table are estimates for the total nutrition of the recipe, as written. If you follow the recipe listed above, as written, you can use these tables to determine the nutrition information if you wanted to split the recipe, as written, into more or less servings than what is originally listed. If you update the number of servings in the “Servings” field of the recipe above, the information in these tables are no longer accurate as you have updated the ingredients.
This Post Has 14 Comments
Tried these for the first time tonight! Good stuff.
thank you 😎
Would you also recommend freezing them in one layer on a baking sheet prior to putting them in the vacuum sealed bags like the other snack city items to prevent them from freezing together? Thanks!
Yes, i recommend that for everything you want to vacuum seal for snack purposes
Fantastic! I made mine a little spicy by adding garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, Cayenne pepper to the chicken and to the Chex seasoning.
glad you enjoyed 😎
These were money. Can’t wait to restock snack city with a bigger batch
My gluten free roomie and the rest of my roomies appreciated this thoroughly! I made them in the normal oven, but even so they were still delicious. As someone with ADHD I really also like the concept of snack city and it feels like way less of a chore to feed myself and that is invaluable. Thank you!!
Made this twice now and love the ease with which it comes together!
But here in Germany, we don’t have Corn Chex, so I’m using cornflakes instead, and I made some other changes as well that I think only add to it (or maybe they aren’t necessary with Corn Chex, no idea):
It was my impression that if you put the spices into the breading, it leaves the chicken tasting rather bland. So the second time, I put some salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder on the cut pieces of chicken, mixing/tossing them a bit with my hands in a bowl to get them evenly coated. I hardly put any spice into the breading. Turned out flavorful!
any idea if rice chex will work? got a corn-intolerant kid
These are amazing. Throw pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, chilli powder and paprika in all 3 mixes(cornstarch, egg, breading) to make these that much better. Haven’t gotten to try them heated up yet but freshly made are absolutely delicious.