Gluten-Free Everything But The Bagel Air Fryer Chicken Tenders


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk, any kind
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup everything bagel seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins or boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into strips
  • Cooking spray or oil mister

YIELD: 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

  • Per Serving
  • Calories - 153cal
  • Total Fat - 5.5g
  • Carbohydrates - 4.5g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7g
  • Total Sugars - 0.4g
  • Protein - 19.7g


Preheat air fryer to 390° if your machine needs to be preheated.

In a shallow bowl, whisk together egg and milk.

In a separate bowl, stir together almond flour, everything bagel seasoning, flax seed and paprika.

One at a time, dredge each piece of chicken through the egg wash and then press into the breading until evenly coated. Store on a plate.

Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray or oil mister. Place breaded chicken tenders in a single-layer in basket and spray with cooking spray or oil mister.

Cook for 6 minutes, flip each tender, spray opposite side with cooking spray and cook for 6 minutes more.

Repeat with remaining tenders and enjoy!

This recipe was adapted from the original by

"These are really intense!" Is exactly what my husband said after trying these Everything But The Bagel Chicken Tenders for the first time. I am very glad I did not add the extra salt to the seasoning like I was going to, because I had to agree with him, they were intense. Intense, but super delicious. I enjoyed mine drizzled with honey and John ate his with honey mustard. I also have snacked on them throughout the week, just plain as they are and tossed them in a salad. I feel like they would be great in so many applications.

Everything But The Bagel seasoning rose to popularity after being released but Trader Joe's. Now, you can find the seasoning being produced by many companies, so if you do not have a Trader Joe's near you, do not fret. Even though it does have the word bagel in the title, there is no actual wheat product involved. Check your brand for individual ingredients, but I have never had an issue with the TJs version.

Colleen Saltarelli

Colleen is an ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach, Culinary Institute of America Graduate and Your Gluten-Free Celiac Sidekick.

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