Frozen Popcorn Chicken in Air Fryer [Tyson Any’tizers]

YieldPreparation timeCook timeTotal time
2 servings 0 minutes 10 minutes 10 minutes

When you’re hungry, you probably want to prepare an appetizer as fast as possible. Here is a recipe for air fryer frozen breaded popcorn chicken. Just prepare your air fryer and we can save time and a messy kitchen by cooking quickly.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of frozen popcorn chicken
  • mayonnaise or dipping sauce

Equipment

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Instructions

1. Preheat the air fryer at 390ºF (200ºC) for 3-5 minutes.

2. Put the frozen popcorn chicken directly into the air fryer basket without thawing them first. Spread them out evenly to ensure even cooking.

3. Cook for 10 minutes at 390ºF (200ºC), shaking the basket or flipping them halfway through. Once they turn golden brown, take them out.

4. Serve and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce or salad.

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Can you air fry frozen popcorn chicken?

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Of course, it’s the easiest and best way to cook frozen food. Additionally, air fryers might significantly reduce the amount of fat in food and therefore make it healthier.

On the other hand, you can store them in an air-tight bag or container to keep them crunchy. Once they are sealed, store them in the refrigerator.

How to cook frozen popcorn chicken in the air fryer?

These are the steps you need to take:

  1. First of all, do not defrost the popcorn chicken. You may add it frozen.
  2. For the first few minutes, preheat the air fryer at 390ºF (200ºC). You do not have to spread oil unless they stick.
  3. Arrange them in a single layer. Do not overcrowd them as hot-air has to flow to fry them evenly.
  4. Cook at 390°F (200°C) for 10 minutes, shaking the basket or turning them up with tongs.
  5. Once they turn golden brown, remove them to get a crispy outside and tender inside.
  6. Eat them while hot with a salad and dipping into mayonnaise (or sauce).

This method can be used to cook leftovers or popcorn chicken from the store.

Here are a few brands you can buy at the supermarket:

  • Tyson, any’tizers popcorn chicken (buffalo style or natural).
  • Banquet, natural white meat popcorn chicken.
  • Pilgrim’s, fully cooked popcorn chicken.
  • Perdue, popcorn chicken.
  • TGI Friday’s, sweet and smoky popcorn chicken appetizer.
  • Foster Farms, popcorn chicken.

To fry uncooked frozen popcorn chicken, add 8-10 minutes more, but be sure to keep an eye on it until it is fully cooked.

How long to cook frozen popcorn chicken in the air fryer?

Usually, it varies depending on which model you choose and what temperature you set. For example, it might take 10-12 minutes at 390ºF (200ºC). But for more models, the cooking times are slightly different.

Can you deep fry frozen popcorn chicken?

You can, of course, do it in your typical saucepan. Although it’s highly recommended to reheat or cook popcorn chicken in an air fryer. By doing so, you’ll save oil and improve your diet.

Tyson Any’tizers popcorn chicken Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving (8 servings):

  • Calories: 170
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 25 mg
  • Sodium: 600 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 25 mg
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Calcium: 8 mg
  • Iron: 1 mg

Cooking chart for frozen popcorn chicken

ModelCooking timeTemperature
Ninja foodi8-9 minutesPreheat
360ºF (182ºC)
Philips12-14 minutesPreheat
392ºF (200ºC)
T-fal prestige XL8 minutes392ºF (200ºC)
Cosori8 minutesPreheat
360ºF (182ºC)
Power air fryer oven 36010 minutesPreheat
425ºF (218ºC)
Gourmia10 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Pampered chef deluxe10-12 minutespress air fry
Zenchef10 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Cuisinart digital toaster oven8 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Instant pot duo11 minutes392ºF (200ºC)
Cook’s essentials 5.3 qt10 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Kitchen Academy8 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Nuwave Bravo XL Smart Oven toaster10-15 minutes425ºF (218ºC)
Instant Pot Air fryer Lid8 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Power air fryer oven Elite15 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Oster10-15 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Models, times and temps for frozen popcorn chicken in air fryer.

Frozen Popcorn Chicken in Air Fryer [Tyson]

Here is a recipe for air fryer frozen popcorn chicken. Just prepare your air fryer and we can save time and a messy kitchen by cooking quickly.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried, air fryer, chicken breast, popcorn chicken
Servings: 2
Calories: 170kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen popcorn chicken

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer at 390ºF (200ºC) for 3-5 minutes.
  • Put the frozen popcorn chicken directly into the air fryer basket without thawing them first. Spread them out evenly to ensure even cooking.
  • Cook for 10 minutes at 390ºF (200ºC), shaking the basket or flipping them halfway through. Once they turn golden brown, take them out.
  • Serve and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce or salad.

Notes

Calories were estimated using an online nutrition calculator. As a rough guide, it is not intended to replace the advice of a professional dietitian. The exact values can vary depending on the exact ingredients used.

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