Frozen Chicken Kiev in Air Fryer

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Searching for a tasty chicken dinner option from frozen? Frozen chicken kiev in the air fryer is so easy to make.

Ready in around 20 minutes, these crispy breaded chicken breasts are loaded with delicious herbs and garlic butter!

breaded chicken kiev cut open with herbs and butter spilling out on white plate
Chicken kiev is easy to make from frozen.

Recipe Tips

Before you go and make air fryer frozen chicken kiev, read through these recipe tips so that you know what to expect!

  • You don’t have to thaw the chicken kiev first. Just add it to the preheated air fryer from frozen.
  • There’s no need to spray the chicken kiev with extra oil. Typically, the breading already contains oil.
  • In many cases, the chicken in frozen chicken kiev is raw (as was the case for this recipe as well). Make sure to fully cook the chicken to a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The cooking time may vary based on the thickness of the chicken kiev, the brand, and you air fryer.
  • Some of the butter might split through the breading and leak out towards the end of cooking. This is normal but keep an eye on it!

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

Step by Step Instructions

If you are wondering can you cook a frozen chicken kiev in a hot air fryer, the answer is absolutely! You can see just how we did it with some photos in this section.

If you’re feeling confident and just want to know how long do you cook frozen chicken kiev in the air fryer without visuals, you can skip to the recipe card at the bottom!

uncooked breaded chicken kiev in black air fryer tray on counter
Place the chicken kiev into the preheated air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the air fryer is hot, add the frozen chicken kiev. Make sure the chicken breasts are not touching.

cooked breaded chicken kiev in black air fryer tray with blue cloth behind
Some of the butter might leak out – that’s fine.

Air fry the frozen chicken kiev at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes until fully cooked. Flip the chickens halfway through the cooking time.

The internal temperature of the chicken kiev should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

The exact cooking time can vary depending on the thickness of the chicken kiev as well as your air fryer.

breaded chicken kiev cut in half on white plate
Look at that garlic butter!

When done, remove the cooked chicken kiev from the air fryer and let them sit for 2 minutes. Then serve and enjoy!

Storage Tips

If you air fry frozen chicken kiev, it definitely tastes best when it is enjoyed hot and fresh out of the air fryer.

If you have any leftovers, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge. Consume within 3-4 days.

To reheat these chicken kiev, you can toss them back in the air fryer for a few minutes. This is what we like to do.

That way the breading stays crispier than when reheating it in the microwave.

Related Recipes

If you are looking for more air fryer chicken recipes, have a look through these options from fresh and frozen:

breaded chicken kiev cut in half on white plate

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Kiev

Yield: 2
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Kiev is so easy to make. Deliciously breaded and loaded with garlic butter and herbs, frozen Chicken Kiev makes a great chicken dinner option.

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen chicken kiev

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. When the air fryer is hot, add the frozen chicken kiev. Make sure the chicken breasts are not touching.
  3. Air fry the frozen chicken kiev at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes until fully cooked. Flip the chickens halfway through the cooking time. The internal temperature of the chicken kiev should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit. The exact cooking time can vary depending on the thickness of the chicken kiev as well as your air fryer.
  4. When done, remove the cooked chicken kiev from the air fryer and let them sit for 2 minutes. Then serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Some air fryers cook hotter than others so the exact cooking time can vary slightly. Make sure that the chicken is fully cooked - a meat thermometer can be helpful for that. The internal temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 18g

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. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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