Air fryer crispy chicken

Delicious and crispy chicken made in the air fryer is the perfect dinner. It’s something both children and adults love to eat, and it doesn’t take long to make. Read on and get our recipe for air fryer crispy chicken.

air fryer crispy chicken in air fryer basket

Crispy Chicken with Mustard Dip

We love chicken at home, especially crispy breaded chicken, which is a favorite dish for both kids and adults.

We have become really fond of making it in our air fryer. It’s quick and easy, and you can make delicious crispy breaded chicken while saving on oil at the same time. I think it’s just as delicious to serve as fried chicken.

And with a good mustard dip, it just doesn’t get any better!

air fryer crispy chicken with dijon mustard dip

Ingredient notes

Chicken – We use ordinary chicken breast, which is cut into suitable pieces.

Mayonnaise – The chicken is first dipped in a mixture of mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. It tastes really delicious and makes the breading stick well to the meat.

Panko breadcrumbs – Panko breadcrumbs are a slightly coarser type of breadcrumbs that make the chicken super crispy and delicious. If you can’t find panko, you can use regular breadcrumbs, but it won’t give quite the same result. Panko can be purchased at larger supermarkets or at Asian grocery stores.

Parmesan – Parmesan in the breading makes the chicken extra delicious.

How to make air fryer crispy chicken?

This air fryer recipe is really easy. First, the chicken is cut into suitable pieces and then dipped in a mixture of mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. Afterward, they are coated in a mixture of panko breadcrumbs, grated parmesan, and various spices.

Once the chicken is breaded, it is placed in the air fryer, sprayed with oil, and cooked for 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, you can prepare the dip by mixing sour cream, olive oil, mustard, honey, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper, and then you are ready to serve the chicken.

For example, serve with some delicious roasted vegetables or just some raw vegetables.

Find the full recipe further down this page.

raw chicken with panko in air fryer

Frequently asked questions

Can I make the chicken ahead of time?

Yes, you can. The cooked chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and used in lunch boxes, salads, or reheated in the air fryer and eaten for dinner.

How do I know if the chicken is done?

Chicken must be fully cooked! There can be a big difference in how different air fryers heat up, so it’s a good idea to check if your chicken is cooked through before taking it out. For example, you can cut with a knife at the thickest point and see if the meat juices are clear, then the chicken is done.

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Tips and tricks for the recipe

  • Place the chicken in a single layer in the air fryer to make sure it gets crispy and delicious all over. If your air fryer doesn’t heat both from the top and bottom, it may be a good idea to turn the chicken halfway through.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve with delicious raw veggies or baked vegetables.
  • Eat with a salad such as a nice cabbage salad.

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Recipe for chicken tenders

Here is our recipe for chicken tenders: crispy breaded chicken pieces with a delicious mustard dip. It is a dish that both kids and adults love in our home.

We hope you feel inspired to try the recipe and make delicious chicken for your family.

air fryer crispy chicken in air fryer basket

Air fryer crispy chicken

Recipe for air fryer crispy chicken
Chicken tenders, or simply crispy pieces of breaded juicy chicken with panko breadcrumbs and parmesan, served with a delicious mustard dip.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 727 kcal


  • 600 g chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 dl panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 dl parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp oil for spraying

Mustard dip

  • ½ dl sour cream
  • ½ dl olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pepper


Crispy chicken

  • Cut the chicken into suitable pieces. Put the chicken pieces in a bowl together with mayonnaise and dijon mustard, and mix it well.
    600 g chicken breast, 3 tbsp mayonnaise, 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • Mix the breading of panko, finely grated parmesan, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
    2 dl panko breadcrumbs, 1 dl parmesan cheese, 2 tsp oregano, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp onion powder, ½ tsp paprika, 1 tsp salt, Pepper
  • Coat the chicken pieces in the breading, and then place them in a layer in the air fryer basket. Spray with oil.
    1 tsp oil
  • Air fry the chicken pieces for 10-12 minutes at 205 degrees Celsius. While the chicken is cooking, you can mix the dip.

Mustard dip

  • Mix together the creme fraiche, olive oil, mustard, honey, lemon juice, finely grated garlic, salt, and pepper to taste.
    ½ dl sour cream, ½ dl olive oil, 2 tbsp dijon mustard, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 clove garlic, ½ tsp salt, Pepper


  • When the time is up, check if the chicken is fully cooked by inserting a fork into the thickest part and seeing if the juices are clear. Serve the chicken pieces with the dip and vegetables of your choice.


Serving: 1personCalories: 727kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 49gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1981mgPotassium: 749mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 472IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 435mgIron: 4mg
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