Frozen Chicken Fries in Air Fryer

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Craving some snackable chicken fries but only have frozen ones? Frozen chicken fries in the air fryer to the rescue!

Made in minutes and perfectly dippable, these easy-to-make chicken fries are crispy on the outside and deliciously tender on the inside!

crispy chicken fries in bowl with ketchup for dipping behind
Frozen chicken fries made in the air fryer.

Recipe Tips

Air fryer frozen chicken fries are pretty easy to make, but you can read through these tips to make sure you’re all ready to get air frying!

  • You don’t need to thaw the chicken fries first. Just add the frozen chicken fries to the air fryer.
  • Your cooking time may vary depending on the the brand of frozen chicken fries and how hot your air fryer cooks so use the times below as guidelines only.
  • Some frozen chicken fries are pre-cooked while others may be raw. Be sure to know which kind you have and cook/heat through accordingly. Chicken should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • These kinds of breaded foods don’t make a huge mess in the air fryer – but be sure to clean the air fryer after each use because food does get caked on over time.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you’re wondering how to make frozen chicken fries in the air fryer, you can find the recipe steps with a couple of photos in this section.

This way, if you have any questions about how they should look, you have visuals to refer to!

If you just want the cooking time and temperature without photos, you can scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

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Place the frozen chicken fries into the air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once the air fryer is hot, add the frozen chicken fries. There should be a little bit of space between them so that they get crispy and heat evenly.

If you have a very large air fryer, you might be able to fit more than 12 chicken fries. If you have a small air fryer you might not fit them all in one batch.

crispy chicken fries in black air fryer tray with cloth behind
The chicken fries should be crispy on the outside.

Cook the frozen chicken fries for 9-11 minutes until fully heated through and crispy on the outside.

You don’t have to flip them since they are pretty thin but can if you find one side is cooking faster than the other. Time can vary by air fryer and brand of chicken fries used.

chicken fries in bowl on wood with ketchup behind
These chicken fries are ready for dipping!

Once done, remove the chicken fries and let them sit for 2 minutes.

You can serve them with your favorite dipping sauce like plum sauce, sweet n sour sauce, or ketchup and a side of fries like waffle fries, curly fries, tater tots, or frozen potato wedges.

Storage Tips

In our opinion, chicken fries taste best when they are hot and fresh out of the air fryer.

If you do have any leftovers, store them in a sealed container in the fridge. Since they are processed, they’ll last for up to 3 days like this.

To enjoy them again, you can eat them cold out of the fridge or pop them back in the air fryer or microwave until heated through.

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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Fries

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Fries are dippable and delicious! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these chicken fries make a great snack to munch on!
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Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 12 frozen chicken fries
  • favorite dipping sauce, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once the air fryer is hot, add the frozen chicken fries. There should be a little bit of space between them so that they get crispy and heat evenly. If you have a very large air fryer, you might be able to fit more than 12 chicken fries. If you have a small air fryer you might not fit them all in one batch.
  • Cook the frozen chicken fries for 9-11 minutes until fully heated through and crispy on the outside. You don’t have to flip them since they are pretty thin but can if you find one side is cooking faster than the other. Time can vary by air fryer and brand of chicken fries used.
  • Once done, remove the chicken fries and let them sit for 2 minutes. Serve then with your favorite dipping sauce and/or with a side of fries!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 650mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

Course Chicken
Cuisine American

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