Frozen Chicken Strips in Air Fryer

YieldPreparation timeCook timeTotal time
2 servings 1 minute 12 minutes 13 minutes

Try frozen chicken strips in the air fryer for a tasty and fast meal. My favorites are the breaded breast chicken strips, but there are also unbreaded strips if you prefer. With an air fryer, you can reheat them in less than 15 minutes without making a mess in your kitchen, leaving your kitchen cleaner and neater than ever.

Ingredients

  • 6 frozen chicken strips
  • non-stick cooking spray or oilve oil

Extra ingredients

  • guacamole
  • mayonnaise or dipping sauce
  • salad

Equipment

Instructions

1. Take the frozen chicken strips out from the fridge. They don’t need to be thawed.

2. Put them in the air fryer and spread them out, trying to avoid overcrowding the basket. Apply non-stick cooking spray to make them crunchy and prevent them from sticking together.

3. Cook at 400ºF (204ºC) for 12 minutes, turn them over halfway through. Remove once golden brown.

4. Serve your air frozen chicken strips with guacamole, mayonnaise or salad.

Can you cook frozen chicken strips in the air fryer?

Certainly, just choose your favorite brand of chicken strips and fry them in the air fryer. This equipment is essential for anyone who wants to prepare food quickly and healthily.

You can pick up the most convenient style for you from the following list of brands you can find at the supermarket.

  • Tyson, fully cooked crispy chicken strips, frozen.
  • Tyson, black pepper & herb chicken breast strips.
  • Tyson, grilled & ready chicken, bread strips.
  • Tyson, batter dipped chicken breast tenders, frozen.
  • Applegate, chicken strips.
  • Perdue simplysmart organics, chicken breast tenders, breaded.
  • Foster farms, crispy strips.
  • Publix premium, chicken tenderloins, breaded.
  • Springer mountain farms, chicken breast strips.
  • Just bare, chicken breast strips, ligthly breaded.
  • Trader Joe’s, grilled chicken strips.
  • Janes, pub style chicken breast strips.
  • Kroger, frozen grilled chicken breast strips.

How do you cook frozen chicken strips in the air fryer?

With this easy method of frying chicken strips at home, not only will you be saving a lot of fat, but also you would be eating healthier. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Take your frozen chicken tenders and air fryer basket/tray without defrosting them first. Make sure they don’t overcrowd the air fryer in order to allow hot air to circulate.
  2. Spray oil over them into the basket before cooking.
  3. Fry at 400ºF (204ºC) for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  4. Plate your air fryer frozen chicken strips and enjoy!

How long to cook chicken tenders in the air fryer?

At 400ºF (204ºC) for about 12-15 minutes, depending on the model you’re using, but you can use it as a guideline. Check them during the cooking process if you want them to be extra crispy.

See the chart below for more information.


Cooking chart for chicken strips/fingers/tenders

ModelCooking timeTemperature
Cosori12-14 minutes
frozen
15 minutes
raw
350ºF (176ºC)

400ºF (204ºC)
Philips XXL15 minutes
frozen
400ºF (204ºC)
Ninja air fryer16 minutes
frozen
350ºF (176ºC)
Power air fryer oven Elite14 minutes
frozen
23 minutes
frozen
25 minutes
raw
400ºF (204ºC)

350ºF (176ºC)

400ºF (204ºC)
Power XL vortex16 minutes
frozen
400ºF (204ºC)
Elite Platinum 5.3 Qt15 minutes
frozen
400ºF (204ºC)
Cook’s essentials 5.3 qt6-8 minutes
frozen
400ºF (204ºC)
Chefman12 minutes
frozen
390ºF (199ºC)
Nuwave Brio 10 Qt35-37 minutes
raw
360ºF (182ºC)
Dreo 4 Qt12 minutes
frozen
380ºF (193ºC)
Ninja foodi15-17 minutes
frozen
375ºF (190ºC)
Ambiano10-15 minutes
raw
356ºF (180ºC)
Instant pot20 minutes
frozen
400ºF (204ºC)
Power air fryer oven 36030 minutes
raw
400ºF (204ºC)
Gourmiapress air fry
20 minutes
frozen
400ºF (204ºC)
Cuisinart air fryer toaster oven20 minutes
raw
400ºF (204ºC)
Models, times and temps for frozen chicken strips in air fryer.

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Frozen Chicken Strips in Air Fryer

Try frozen chicken strips in air fryer for a tasty and fast meal. My favorites are the breaded breast chicken strips, but there are also unbreaded strips if you prefer. With an air fryer, you can reheat them in less than 15 minutes without making a mess in your kitchen, leaving your kitchen cleaner and neater than ever.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried, air fryer, chicken strips, frozen food
Servings: 2
Calories: 94kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 6 frozen chicken strips
  • olive oil or non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  • Take the frozen chicken strips out from the fridge. They don't need to be thawed.
  • Put them in the air fryer and spread them out, trying to avoid overcrowding the basket. Apply non-stick cooking spray to make them crunchy and prevent them from sticking together.
  • Cook at 400ºF (204ºC) for 12 minutes, turn them over halfway through. Remove once golden brown.
  • Serve your air frozen chicken strips with guacamole, mayonnaise 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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