Frozen Popcorn Chicken In The Air Fryer

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Do you love popcorn chicken as much as I do? For this recipe all you need to do is put frozen popcorn chicken in your air fryer and it will turn out perfectly golden brown and crispy!

hand holding bag of popcorn chicken

Air Fryer Frozen Popcorn Chicken

If you want an amazingly fast and easy recipe to make for dinner tonight, you should try frozen popcorn chicken in the air fryer! Not only are they cooked to golden and crispy perfection, but they are so simple to make as well.

For this recipe I used the Kirkwood brand of popcorn chicken, but you can use any brand that you like!

Use your air fryer to cook frozen popcorn chicken to perfection by following the instructions below.

hand holding air fryer with popcorn chicken inside

How to Cook Frozen Popcorn Chicken in the Air Fryer

I like to keep a bag of these popcorn chicken in the freezer so I have it on hand when I’m in the mood or just need a quick snack for some hungry kids!

All you need to make this recipe is your air fryer, non-stick cooking oil spray, and the frozen popcorn chicken!

air fryer basket filled with popcorn chicken

The first step is to spray the air fryer basket with the non-stick cooking spray or brush it lightly with some vegetable or olive oil. This helps prevent the food from sticking to the basket.

close up of popcorn chicken in the air fryer

Next pour in some of the frozen popcorn chicken. Make sure it is in a single layer and not on top of each other.

close up of popcorn chicken in the air fryer basket

Then set the temperature to 400F for 8 minutes cook time.

popcorn chicken cooking in the air fryer

After 4 minutes, take the basket out and shake it well to toss the popcorn chicken. This helps promote even browning on all sides.

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

When done, remove the popcorn chicken and enjoy warm!

popcorn chicken cooked on white plate

Cooking Tips

  • Let the chicken cool down slightly before serving to children.
  • For this recipe, you don’t need to worry about defrosting. Just put the chicken in the air fryer right from frozen.

fork holding popcorn chicken above plate filled with popcorn chicken

What to Serve with Air Fryer Chicken Popcorn

You can serve this delicious chicken bites on their own as a snack, or alongside some other sides for a more filling meal!

They are also great dipped in some ketchup or BBQ sauce!

Here are some ideas for what to serve with these popcorn chicken:

You can serve some appetizers for a crowd or just enjoy for dinner as a family meal! Either way, adults and kids alike will love these popcorn chicken bites!

hand holding popcorn chicken above plate filled with popcorn chicken

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you liked this recipe, you should try these other frozen air fryer recipes as well. These are some of my favorite go-to meals for fast and easy meals for my family!

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Air Fryer Frozen Popcorn Chicken

Do you love popcorn chicken as much as I do? For this recipe all you need to do is put frozen popcorn chicken in your air fryer and it will turn out perfectly golden brown and crispy!
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breaded chicken, chicken
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 210kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 Package frozen Popcorn Chicken

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Instructions

  • First lightly spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray or brush with vegetable oil.
  • Then pour the chicken into the basket and make sure they are in a single layer.
  • Then set the temperature to 400F for 8 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes of cooking, remove the basket and shake to toss the popcorn chicken.
  • Replace basket in the air fryer and let it finish cooking.
  • When done, serve warm and enjoy!
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Nutrition

Serving: 8pieces | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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