Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Strips

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Just put frozen chicken strips in the air fryer and it will cook them to perfection! Air fried frozen breaded chicken strips are so delicious and easy to make in the air fryer!

hand holding bag of frozen chicken strips in front of air fryer

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Strips

The air fryer makes the breading so crispy on the outside while staying juicy on the inside. These chicken tenders are perfect!

Imagine biting into these mouthwatering air fried chicken strips – so yummy! The air fryer is great for cooking frozen chicken strips!

I used the Pilgrims brand here, but you can use any brand you have in your local grocery store.

These are great to keep in the freezer so you have them on hand when you are at a loss for what to cook for dinner. Just pull these out and use your air fryer to cook and you will have a meal in no time at all.

Kids and adults alike love chicken strips! Great on their own or pair with a side. I have some ideas below!

hand holding air fryer basket with multiple chicken wings

How to Prepare Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Strips

This recipe is so easy to make! All you need are frozen chicken strips and your air fryer!

Place the chick strips in an even layer in the air fryer basket. I did 5 because that is how many fit comfortably in my air fryer.

If you have a larger air fryer and want to make more, go ahead! Otherwise I suggest you do them in batches.

air fryer basket with 5 chicken strips inside

Then set the air fryer temperature to 390F for 12 minutes and let cook.

Halfway through cooking time, or 6 minutes, take out the basket from the air fryer.

close up of chicken strips cooked in the air fryer

Use a spatula to carefully flip the chicken strips over to the other side. This way they will be brown evenly on both sides.

Then return the basket to the air fryer and let it finish cooking.

When done, enjoy!

hand holding air fryer basket on the counter with some chicken strips inside

Cooking Tips

  • No need to defrost! You can cook these straight out of your freezer.
  • If serving to children, cut open and let cool slightly first.
  • Use a dipping sauce for flavor! I have some suggestions below.

crispy frozen chicken strips cooked in the air fryer basket

These are great with a condiment for dipping, such as ketchup or honey mustard!

You could also try making my Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe or my Best Ever Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Yum!

air fried chicken strips on a white plate

What to Serve with Air Fryer Chicken Strips

These air fried chicken strips are a great after-school snack for kids or fun to serve for an easy dinner! You could also serve them with some other finger foods for a fun, kid-friendly meal.

Here are some of my suggestions for finger-foods:

hand holding air fried chicken strip above a plate of more chicken strips

More Air Fryer Recipes

I hope you enjoyed this recipes for easy frozen chicken strips in the air fryer!

Do you love using your air fryer to cook quick chicken dinners? If so, the below recipes are perfect for you!

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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Strips

The air fryer makes the breading so crispy on the outside while staying juicy on the inside. These air fried chicken tenders are perfect!
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 5

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Ingredients

  • 1 Package frozen chicken strips

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Instructions

  • Open the bag and place some chicken strips in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Return basket to air fryer. Set temperature to 390F for 12 minutes.
  • Halfway through cooking at 6 minutes, remove the basket. Use a spatula to flip the chicken over to the other side.
  • Return basket to air fryer and let it finish cooking.
  • When done, remove to plate and serve.
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