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Fried Chicken Tacos (Air Fried)

This quick and easy fried chicken taco is packed with flavor. The chicken pieces are air fried, then topped with an amazing vinegar-based coleslaw and spicy mayonnaise mixture.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword fried chicken taco
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 389kcal
Author Tanya



  • 1 lb chicken tenders or breast chopped into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tablespoon buttermilk
  • ¾ cup All-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • oil for spraying


Spicy Mayo

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Tortilla wrappers


  • In a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix, apple cider vinegar, water, brown sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, hot sauce, buttermilk, garlic powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Preheat your Air Fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Create a dredging station by placing two large flat pans side by side. In the first, whisk together egg and buttermilk, and season with salt and pepper. In the second, whisk flour, corn starch, salt, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.
  • Cut chicken tenders into 1-inch chunks. Season them with a little salt and pepper.
  • Once your Air Fryer is preheated, remove the basket and lightly spray it with oil. Then coat your chicken with the egg mixture, shaking off any excess egg, then the flour mixture, and then place it in the basket, making sure your chicken pieces are not overlapping.
  • Close the air fryer basket and cook on 360 degrees for 10 minutes, flipping and spraying halfway through cooking.
  • Once the chicken is done, remove and place chicken into warmed tortilla shells. Top with coleslaw and spicy mayonnaise.



  • I suggest using a good quality mayo for your spicy mayo sauce. I use Duke’s.
  • Make sure the flour spots on your chicken is fully covered with oil when spraying.
  • Use any oil with a high smoke point for spraying. (Canola, olive, avocado, vegetable, etc.)


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 1889mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 534IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg