Crunchy Air Fryer Chicken Salad-038_1x1

Tortilla chips and vibrant veggies add a satisfying crunch to this bright, fresh, Crunchy Air Fryer Chicken Salad. It’s easy to prepare and perfect for a filling and delicious lunch or dinner!

Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

1 pound Do Good Chicken boneless, skinless chicken tenders
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground fennel
1 tablespoon + ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
2 eggs
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided
⅓ cup olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
4 cups packed, chopped romaine lettuce
1 cup crushed pita chips
1 cup sliced cucumber
½ cup thinly sliced radish
2 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Directions:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Grease basket.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, ground fennel, and 2 teaspoons of salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together breadcrumbs and 1 teaspoon salt.
  4. In another medium bowl, whisk together eggs and 2 tablespoons mustard.
  5. Dredge chicken tenders in flour, dip in egg mixture, and press into breadcrumbs mixture to coat.
  6. In batches to avoid crowding, arrange battered chicken in a single layer in an air-fryer basket. Cook, flipping halfway through, for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Slice chicken into smaller pieces.
  7. In another small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, honey, remaining mustard, remaining salt, and pepper until blended.
  8. In a large bowl, toss sliced fennel, lettuce, pita chips, cucumber, radish, fennel fronds, mint, and dressing until coated.
  9. Transfer salad to a large serving plate and top with chicken.

Tip: This dish is also delicious topped with sliced avocado, halved cherry tomatoes, and/or crumbled goat cheese!