Have you ever wondered how to cook Frozen Chicken Patties in the air fryer? This quick and easy air-frying recipe is the perfect way to cook chicken patties! They turn out crispy and hot in minutes.
Frozen Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer
Whether served on a hamburger or brioche bun, wrapped in lettuce, or cut up as a salad topper, air-fried chicken patties are one of my husband's favorite lunches. He has them almost every day when he is working from home.
I love how easy this chicken sandwich is to make! The breaded chicken patty has great flavor and is easy to customize.
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make epic Air Fryer Chicken Patties! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Frozen Chicken Patties
- Hamburger buns or Brioche Bun
Favorite Toppings: Ketchup, Mustard, mayonnaise, honey mustard, Relish, Fry Sauce, Boom Boom Sauce, Comeback Sauce, In n Out Sauce, Japanese Spicy Mayo, bbq sauce, Pickles, Lettuce, Onions, Tomato Slices, Cheddar Cheese
How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Patties
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
- Place frozen patties in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry flipping the patty halfway through cooking time.
- Remove and enjoy!
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead: We do not preheat the air fryer before making this recipe. Enjoy it, made to order!
Storage: According to Tyson, consuming cooked chicken within three days of making it is best. Always refrigerate your leftovers, leaving them at room temperature for no more than two hours. We store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator if we don't use them all in one sitting.
Freezing/How to Freeze: We don’t recommend refreezing breaded chicken products since the breading gets mushy when thawed, and the extra moisture creates a potential breeding ground for bacteria.
How to Reheat: We like reheating leftover chicken patties in the air fryer to preserve the crispiness of the breading. The air fry frozen chicken patties can also be reheated in the microwave.
Substitutions: You can use Tyson Chicken Patties or any brand you prefer.
Vegetarian + Vegan Options: Vegetarians and vegans can use Morningstar or Boca Vegetarian chicken patties to make this recipe meatless.
Gluten-Free: Select your favorite gluten-free chicken patty brand to avoid gluten. The gluten-free movement is large enough that your local grocer should have options.
Make it Spicy: Spicy chicken patty varieties are a convenient way to add heat without adding extra ingredients.
Larger Group/More Servings: How many chicken patties you can prepare depends on your air fryer oven size. Make sure to spread the chicken burger patties in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
Sugar-Free: Unless the breading contains added sweet ingredients, frozen chicken patties usually don’t contain sugar.
Tips for the Best Air Fryer Chicken Patties
- Cook times may vary depending on your air fryer. The first time you make air fryer frozen chicken patties, check every few minutes toward the end of the cooking time.
- In less than 10 minutes total, you can have a great lunch!
- You can toast the hamburger bun by placing it in the air fryer for 1-2 minutes until it crisps.
- For super melty cheese, place the hamburger bun with the air-fried chicken patty on it in the air fryer right after cooking the chicken patty, top with a slice of cheese, and close the air fryer for 30-60 seconds. The cheese will melt from the residual heat in the air fryer!
What to Serve With Air Fryer Chicken Patties
A hearty sandwich component like air-fried chicken patties deserves a fresh pairing, like a crispy salad, or a light and sweet bite like one you’d find at a lunch cafe. They’re a versatile blank canvas, and you can pair your toppings with any dish you add to make it a complete meal. Here are some menu planning suggestions.
Sides: Caprese Pasta Salad, Broccoli Bacon Salad, Kidney Bean Salad, Pear Salad, 7 Layer Salad, Sauerkraut Salad, Greek Cucumber Salad, Southwest Black Bean & Corn Salad, Broccoli Slaw, Kale and Apple Potato Salad, French Fries
Desserts: Easy Apple Cider Cookies, Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips, Classic Rice Krispie Treats, Watergate Salad, Ambrosia Salad, Cranberry Fluff Salad, Strawberry Lemonade Cookies, Lemon Cheesecake Bars, 2 Ingredient Coconut Macaroon Cookies
When to Serve
- Light Dinner
- Tailgate Parties
- Football Parties
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Frozen Chicken Patties in Air Fryer
- 2 Frozen Chicken Patties any brand
- Place frozen chicken patties in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 400 degrees for 7-9 minutes, flip the patty half way through cooking time.
- Remove and enjoy