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buffalo chicken tenders dipped in ranch

Air Fried Buffalo Chicken Strips

  • Author: Jen Lopez
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


  • 1 lb chicken breast strips
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup Panko crumbs – (skip for low carb or paleo option)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 tbs ghee
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ranch for dipping (I love Primal Kitchen Foods Vegan Ranch – use code BEAUTY10 for 10% off)


  1. Place beaten egg, almond flour mixed with seasonings and panko crumbs in separate plates/bowls
  2. Spray the bottom of the air fryer (affiliate link) with a little cooking spray
  3. Dip chicken into the almond flour, then the egg wash, and roll in panko until well coated. NOTE: for paleo/low carb chicken strips, pat chicken dry and dip in egg wash first and then coat with almond flour mixture.
  4. Place in air fryer (affiliate link) and spray the top of the chicken with a little more cooking spray
  5. Fry at 375 for 7-8 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink
  6. While chicken is in the air fryer (affiliate link), warm buffalo sauce in a small sauce pan and whisk in ghee
  7. Remove chicken from air fryer (affiliate link) and place in a mixing bowl
  8. Toss chicken in buffalo sauce until well coated
  9. Serve with celery, carrots and ranch