Air Fryer Captain Crunch Chicken Fingers

Equipment needed:

  • Air Fryer
  • Tongs
  • 3 bowls for marinated, egg wash & battering
  • Food Processor or Magic Bullet
  • Meat Probe


  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 2 Cups Captain Crunch Cereal
  • 2 Cups Pork Rinds
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • small baking sheet covered with parchment paper
  • 2 ounces Motley Mustard

Start by slicing your chicken breast into finger size strips, then marinate from 4 hours to overnight in the buttermilk

Blitz the cereal & pork rinds to create a powder and set aside.

Pull chicken from buttermilk & pat dry

Beat egg in small bowl

Slather chicken pieces in egg wash & gently drop in  batter mixture, flipping often to fully coat

Set battered fingers on cookie sheet & place in freezer for 20 minutes.

Redo battering process with any leftover egg wash & batter

Return to freezer for an additional 10 minutes.

Preheat Air Fry (with oil in it) to 400F

gently place fingers in air fryer (do not stack or overlap)

cook for 5.5 minutes, flip and cook for another 5.5 minutes until internal temp reaches 165F

Serve with Motley Mustard for the ultimate balance of Sweet & Spicy!

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