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Air Fryer Pecan Crusted Chicken Strips

Delicious and nutty and highly addictive
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken strips, chicken breast in the air fryer, nut coated chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 432kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts about 3 medium
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • Oil for spraying


  • 1/2 cup pecans very finely processed
  • 1/2 cup plain Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Pat chicken dry and cut each breast into 1/2-inch/1.2 cm strips.
  • Whisk together the eggs, cheese and mustard. In a large bowl.
  • Combine the coating ingredients and place on a large plate or in a plastic bag; whichever is more convenient
  • Toss chicken strips in the egg mixture then coat with the crumb mixture.
  • Place the prepared chicken in the air fryer, spray with some olive oil and cook at 400F/200C for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • To prepare in the oven, place the prepared strips on a greased rack, spray with some olive oil and cook at 425F/220C for 15 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 1003mg | Potassium: 738mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2mg