Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Air-Fryer Naked Buffalo Chicken Tenders

We’re having so much fun with our Air Fryer! These Naked Buffalo Chicken Tenders are the latest creation. They’re easy to make and so tasty, you’ll never miss the breading and the grease 🙂

We use a store-bought bottle of buffalo sauce to keep things simple. Try a mild version for the kids. And if you’re looking for one that’s Whole-30, paleo- and keto-approved, try this one by Primal Kitchen.

The cool, crisp celery and blue cheese dressing on the side, although optional, are the perfect compliment to these spicy Naked Buffalo Chicken Tenders. If you have time, I highly recommend my homemade creamy blue cheese dressing. It’s creamy and light with plenty of blue cheese flavor (without a lot of extra sugar, additives and preservatives).

We’re making these for our New Year’s Eve appetizer spread, but they’re also delicious for an easy dinner during the week. I love them on a big green salad with tomatoes, bacon and extra blue cheese crumbles.

If you’re looking for some other easy recipes for the Air Fryer, check out our hard-boiled eggs, crispy bacon and teriyaki chicken tenders . . . and stay tuned for more to come!

Air-Fryer Naked Buffalo Chicken Tenders


  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • 1 cup Buffalo sauce, plus extra for drizzling on top
  • Salt and pepper


For serving: fresh celery sticks, blue cheese dressing


  1. Place chicken tenders in storage container or ziplock bag. Pour Buffalo sauce over the chicken, seal container and refrigerate for 20- 30 minutes, or for more flavor, overnight.
  2. When ready to cook the tenders, place chicken tenders in the basket of the air fryer. Set air fryer to 350 degrees F and cook for 12 minutes, turning once half-way through. Use tongs to move tenders to a serving platter. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.

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Hi! I’m Marie. Mama, wife, homebody. I’m a self-taught chef and cookbook author. 

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