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Keto Pickle Brined Chicken Tenders
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Pickle Brined Chicken Tenders

Extremely tender and super crispy, these Pickle Brined Chicken Tenders are life-changing!
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time8 hrs 12 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 420kcal


Brined Chicken

  • 4 chicken tenders
  • cup pickle juice
  • cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Chicken Breading Mixture


  • air fryer
  • cooking spray


  • In a bowl, combine chicken, pickle juice, salt and water. Cover, refrigerate and let mixture brine for at least 6-8 hours (24+ hours is ideal).
  • In the meantime, you can prepare the chicken breading mixture by dumping all of the remaining ingredients into a plastic storage bag and shaking to mix.
  • When your tenders have brined long enough, you are ready to prepare them. Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray before putting the chicken in the air fryer basket.
  • Using a fork or tongs, grab each chicken tender from the bowl and shake off any excess liquid. Then, toss directly into the breading mixture.
  • Seal the bag and shake it around, ensuring that the each tender gets a nice coating of the breading. I like to coat mine one at a time to prevent clumping.
  • Gently assemble the tenders in the air fryer basket. Spray the tops of them with cooking spray.
  • Cook at 400º for 7 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. That's 12 minutes total.
  • Remove from air fryer and check if fully cooked through. If not, put back in the air fryer in 1 minute increments until chicken tenders are fully cooked.
  • Enjoy!



Serving: 4chicken tenders | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 17g