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Air Fryer Chicken Fries

5 from 5 votes

Grab your favorite dipping sauces and great ready to enjoy a fun, simple, and delish meal! Making Air Fryer Chicken Fries is easy, and you can have a tasty dinner on the table in no time!

air fryer chicken fries in baskets with dipping sauce

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We love chicken fries! They’re so fun to eat and they’re a quick dinner when we’ve got things going on in the evenings. But I don’t always have time to wait for the oven to heat up and even then they take forever to cook.

Eureka! Make frozen chicken fries in the air fryer! This is the perfect solution and they cook in hardly any time at all! I use my large basket-style air fryer and it holds enough for the whole family, without a bunch of extra oil.

Tyson’s chicken fries work perfectly in the air fryer, but any brand will work, too! Hungry? Make a batch of Air Fryer Chicken Fries for your family today!

What you’ll love about Air Fryer Chicken Fries


  • They cook so fast!
  • They’re golden brown and crispy without extra oil.
  • Pair them with all your favorite sauces!

What You’ll Need

  • Air fryer – I used my basket-style air fryer but an oven-style air fryer will also work.
  • Frozen chicken fries – Keep them frozen until you’re ready to cook them.
  • Dipping sauce – Pull out all your favorite dipping sauces!

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Fries

For a full list of ingredients and instructions, please scroll down to the recipe at the bottom of this page.

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400-F.
  2. Fill the air fryer basket with chicken fries so that they’re in a single layer.
  3. Air fry the chicken fries for 5 minutes then flip them over and cook an additional 2 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165-F on an instant-read thermometer.
  4. Remove from the air fryer and serve with your favorite sauces!
frozen chicken fries in the air fryer basket

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Every air fryer is different. In mine, the frozen chicken fries were perfectly cooked in 7 minutes. Check your chicken fries after 5 minutes and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Preheating your air fryer is important so that you don’t overcook the chicken fries.
  • Don’t overcrowd the basket – air frying needs room to circulate the hot air and if you stuff your basket your chicken won’t get crispy.

Make It A Meal

Chicken fingers are heavily processed so I like to serve them with something that’s fresh and fabulous, like a salad, a tasty pasta dish, or a rice casserole. Or, sometimes I’ll just cut up veggies – we’ve already got sauces out on the table for the chicken fries so dunking the veggies is also fun.

Air-fried chicken fries are also perfect for snacking! They cook so quickly that when the kids are hungry for a snack, they can nibble on them in no time.

What Sauces Go With Chicken Fries?

Put out all your favorite sauces! I love homemade dipping sauces like these:

air fryer chicken fries in baskets with dipping sauce

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you cook air fryer chicken fries from frozen?

Yes, this is the best way to cook them! Air frying from frozen ensures that the batter stays stuck to the chicken fries and that they cook evenly, giving the batter time to crisp up.

What temp and time to air fry chicken fries?

Set your air fryer to 400-F and cook them for 5 minutes, flip and cook an additional 2 minutes.

Are air-fried chicken fries easy to make?

Yes! So easy! Just load the air fryer basket, air fry, flip, and cook a bit longer. You can be eating in under 10 minutes.

air fryer chicken fries in baskets with dipping sauce
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5 from 5 votes

Air Fryer Chicken Fries

Crispy, golden brown, and tasty, Air Fryer Chicken Fries are so easy and delicious! Ready in about 10 minutes, serve them with your favorite dipping sauces!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, air fryer chicken fries, chicken fries
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 220kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken fries

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400-F.
  • Add the chicken fries to the air fryer basket (or pan) in a single layer.
  • Air fry for 5 mintues then flip and air fry for an additional 2 minutes.
  • SErve wiht your favorite dipping sauces.

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Every air fryer is different. In mine, the frozen chicken fries were perfectly cooked in 7 minutes. Check your chicken fries after 5 minutes and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Preheating your air fryer is important so that you don’t overcook the chicken fries.
  • Don’t overcrowd the basket – air frying needs room to circulate the hot air and if you stuff your basket your chicken won’t get crispy.

Nutrition

Serving: 6pieces | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed.

air fryer chicken fries in a paper cone

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