Flavorful Turkey Tenders: A Delicious Adventure in Air Frying

Indulge in a culinary journey that celebrates the versatility of turkey and the health-conscious appeal of air frying. This recipe transforms simple ingredients like turkey breast, cream cheese, jalapeno pepper, and bacon into a flavorful delight that’s both satisfying and nutritious. With the convenience of air frying, you can achieve perfectly crispy results without the need for excessive oil, making it a smart choice for those seeking healthier cooking methods.

As you prepare these turkey tenders, each step underscores the simplicity and ingenuity of modern cooking techniques. From mixing the creamy cheese filling to wrapping the tender turkey in savory bacon, every action contributes to the creation of a dish that’s bursting with flavor. With the added kick of Badass Burger Booster, this recipe elevates the taste profile to new heights, ensuring that every bite is a harmonious blend of spicy, savory, and creamy goodness.

Embrace the ease and efficiency of air frying as your turkey tenders cook to golden perfection in just 18-20 minutes. Whether you’re cooking for a weeknight dinner or entertaining guests, these air-fried turkey tenders are sure to impress with their simplicity and deliciousness. So, indulge in the flavorful magic of this recipe and experience the joy of cooking wholesome meals with ease.

A very generous thank you to  Turkey Farmers of Nova Scotia for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4


Units Scale
  • 4 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and minced
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tbsp Badass Burger Booster
  • 1 large turkey breast cut into tenders
  • 810 slices of bacon cut in 1/2


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400F
  2. Combine the cream cheese, jalapeno pepper, cooked bacon, and Badass Bacon Burger, mix until well combined.
  3. Pound the tukey tenders if too thick, spread with cream cheese, roll and wrap in bacon covering the whole tender to prevent the cream cheese filling from coming out.
  4. Place in a single layer in the air fryer and air fry for 18-20 minutes.
  • Category: appetizers, turkey, recipes