Air Fryer Chicken Fingers

Air Fryer Chicken Fingers

Air Fryer 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.

PREP TIME

30 Minutes

COOK TIME

1 Hour

Per Serving – Makes 20

179 Calories

13g C | 23g P | 4g F

THE RECIPE

Air Fryer Chicken Fingers

5 from 10 votes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, meal prep
Keyword: air fryer, chicken, free, freezer friendly, gluten free, snack, under 500 calories
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 179kcal
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.
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Ingredients

  • 5 lbs (2270 g) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 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

Instructions

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.

Storage

  • 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.

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Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.1g | Protein: 23.4g | Fat: 3.7g

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NUTRITION INFO

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.

Servings
Carbs
262.9g
Protein
468.7g
Fat
73.5g
Calories
3587.9 cals

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