Frozen Chicken Patties In Air Fryer

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Making frozen chicken patties in the air fryer is simple and fast. These crispy patties are great to make a quick sandwich, add to a wrap or serve with your favorite vegetables.

Hand holding chicken sandwich.


We love cooking all types of chicken in the air fryer from a whole chicken, drumsticks, thighs and more. These frozen chicken patties are a family favorite because they are so quick to make and the Tyson chicken patties are a great copycat for fast food chicken sandwiches.

The great thing about this easy chicken sandwich recipe is that it can be prepared in less than 15 minutes. Just what you need for a quick meal that everyone is sure to love.

What are chicken patties?

We love making this homemade version but when it comes to frozen, we typically eat the Tyson chicken patties. They are made from ground up chicken that is pressed together and breaded. They are then fried, frozen and come ready to heat and eat.

Feel free to use your favorite brand, even the vegetarian Morningstar Chick Patties work.

How to make air fryer chicken patties

  1. Place your frozen chicken patties in the air fryer basket. I typically cook 2-4 at a time with my machine.
  2. Cook at 390 degrees for about 10 minutes or until desired crispiness. I recommend flipping half way through.
  3. Serve hot by itself or on a bun with your favorite toppings like lettuce, tomato and onion.
Frozen chicken patties in air fryer basket. air fryer

How to add melted cheese

If you would like to add a piece of sliced cheese, simply place a slice of cheese on top of the cooked chicken while it’s still in the air fryer basket. Push the basket back into the air fryer and let it sit for about 20 seconds while the machine is off. The extra heat from the fryer will help melt the cheese.

Recipe tips

If you would like a toasted bun, you can lightly butter the bun and place it in the air fryer at 350 for 1-2 minutes. If you would like to save some calories there is no need to add the butter.

There is no need to add extra oil to the chicken because the chicken is already precooked with oil before its frozen.

If you would like them extra crispy, add 2-4 minutes extra cook time.

I use this 5.8 quart machine that is able to fit 4 patties. Be sure not to stack them on top of each other in the basket. You want the hot air to be able to circulate around the chicken so that it cooks evenly and gets nice and crispy.

How to store and reheat chicken patties

Store: Let them cool completely and either wrap in foil or place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Reheat: It’s super easy to reheat them in the air fryer. Simply cook at 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes.

How to serve

Our favorite way to eat this chicken is on a toasted bun with your favorite toppings. Here are a few other suggestions on how to serve chicken patties:

Chicken sandwich on plate.

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If you made these air fryer frozen chicken patties let me know in the comments.

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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Patties

By Heather Seeley
How to cook frozen chicken patties in the air fryer.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 12 minutes
Servings: 2


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 frozen chicken patties


  • 2 sandwich buns
  • 2 leaves lettuce
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 slices onion
  • pickles
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise


  • Place frozen chicken patties in air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 390 degrees F for 10 minutes. Flip over half way through cooking.
  • Serve hot.


  • Spread mayonnaise on buns. Add chicken patties, pickles, lettuce, onion and tomato.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 248g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 400mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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