Air Fryer Tyson Southern Style Chicken Breast Tenderloins

Learn how to make Tyson Southern Style Chicken Tenderloins in the air fryer or Ninja Foodi! With crispy, golden brown breading and juicy, tender chicken, these chicken tenderloins are sure to be a hit with the whole family and can be made in just 15 minutes or less!

air fryer tyson southern chicken tenderloins

I’m no stranger to using frozen convenience food in my kitchen and Tyson Southern Style Chicken Breast Tenderloins are a fully cooked, delicious and convenient option for those looking for a quick and easy meal, especially for a toddler!

When cooked the right way, this frozen chicken becomes crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The breading has a satisfying crunch, while the chicken itself is tender and flavorful. These chicken tenderloins have a classic southern taste that’s sure to please anyone who loves fried chicken.

The air fryer is the best way to cook breaded chicken breast tenderloins. The air fryer uses dry, hot air to circulate around the chicken, creating a crispy exterior without the need for excess oil. This means you can enjoy all the deliciousness of fried chicken on the lighter side to serve with your favorite side dishes!

Plus, Tyson chicken tenderloins in air fryer is easy and use and doesn’t require much cleanup, making it a great option for busy weeknights or lazy weekends!

📖How To Make Tyson Southern Style Chicken Tenderloins In Air Fryer

1️⃣Preheat the air fryer: Turn your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for 3-5 minutes.

2️⃣Place in air fryer basket: Arrange the chicken tenderloins in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to work in batches.

3️⃣Air Fry chicken breast tenderloins: Air fry the chicken for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the chicken is golden brown and crispy.

4️⃣Remove and serve: Remove with tongs and serve the chicken hot with your favorite dipping sauces. Enjoy!

⏲️Time and Temperature Cooking Chart

How long to air fry Tyson southern breast tenderloins depends on how many pieces are being cooked. Use this cooking chart as a starting point.

Amount (oz)Number of TenderloinsCooking Time (min)Temperature (°F/°C)
4 oz2-3 pieces8-10 minutes400°F (200°C)
8 oz4-6 pieces10-12 minutes400°F (200°C)
16 oz6-8 pieces12-15 minutes400°F (200°C)
24 oz12-15 pieces15-18 minutes400°F (200°C)

Remember to flip the chicken tenderloins halfway through the cooking time and use a meat thermometer to ensure they reach the recommended internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) for safe consumption. Adjust the cooking time as needed to achieve the desired level of crispiness and doneness.

👩‍🍳Chef’s Tips

  • How long it takes to air fry Tyson southern style chicken breast tenderloins depends on their size. Some will cook fully in just 10 minutes while others may take longer. Be sure to check each piece periodically.
  • To ensure your chicken tenderloins cook evenly, try to arrange them in a single layer in the air fryer basket, with some space in between each piece.
  • For even crispier chicken, you can try spraying the chicken tenderloins with cooking spray or olive oil before placing them in the air fryer.
  • To add extra flavor to your chicken tenderloins, add additional spices or seasonings to the breading mixture, such as cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, or Italian seasoning.
  • Where can Tyson Frozen Southern Chicken Breast Tenderloins be found? They can be found in the frozen food section of most grocery stores, Walmart, or Target. They are typically located near other frozen chicken products, such as chicken nuggets and chicken strips.

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Air Fryer Tyson Southern Style Chicken Breast Tenderloins

Learn how to make Tyson Southern Style Chicken Tenderloins in the air fryer or Ninja Foodi! With crispy, golden brown breading and juicy, tender chicken, these chicken tenderloins are sure to be a hit with the whole family and can be made in just 15 minutes or less!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 142kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi
  • Tongs

Ingredients

  • 24 oz Tyson Southern Style Chicken Breast Tenderloins

Instructions

  • Turn your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) and preheat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Arrange the chicken tenderloins in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to work in batches.
  • For the whole bag, air fry the chicken for 15-18 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the chicken is golden brown and crispy. Check temperature chart below if cooking less pieces.
  • Remove with tongs and serve the chicken hot with your favorite dipping sauces. Enjoy!

Notes

Amount (oz) Number of Tenderloins Cooking Time (min) Temperature (°F/°C)
4 oz 4 pieces 8-10 minutes 400°F (200°C)
8 oz 8 pieces 10-12 minutes 400°F (200°C)
16 oz 16 pieces 12-15 minutes 400°F (200°C)
24 oz 24 pieces 15-18 minutes 400°F (200°C)
 Adjust the cooking time as needed to achieve the desired level of crispiness and doneness.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Protein: 21g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 195mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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