Quick and Easy Air Fryer Frozen Popcorn Chicken Recipe

Do you have a craving for crispy and golden-brown popcorn chicken? Look no further! With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy perfectly cooked frozen popcorn chicken in your air fryer. Let’s dive into this quick and easy recipe!

hand holding bag of popcorn chicken

Air Fryer Frozen Popcorn Chicken

If you’re looking for a fast and delicious dinner option, try making frozen popcorn chicken in the air fryer. Not only will it turn out crispy and golden, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. You can use any brand of popcorn chicken you prefer, but for this recipe, we used the famous Kirkwood brand.

To get started, follow the simple instructions below:

hand holding air fryer with popcorn chicken inside

How to Cook Frozen Popcorn Chicken in the Air Fryer

To make this recipe, all you need is your air fryer, non-stick cooking oil spray, and of course, the frozen popcorn chicken. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking oil spray or lightly brush it with vegetable or olive oil. This will prevent the chicken from sticking.
    close up of popcorn chicken in the air fryer

  2. Pour a single layer of frozen popcorn chicken into the air fryer basket. Make sure they aren’t stacked on top of each other.
    close up of popcorn chicken in the air fryer basket

  3. Set the temperature to 400°F and cook for 8 minutes.
    popcorn chicken cooking in the air fryer

  4. After 4 minutes, take the basket out and give it a good shake to toss the popcorn chicken. This ensures even browning on all sides.
    popcorn chicken cooked on white plate

  5. Return the basket to the air fryer and let it finish cooking.

  6. Once done, remove the popcorn chicken from the air fryer and enjoy them while they’re warm and crispy.

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Cooking Tips

  • Allow the chicken to cool down slightly before serving it to children.
  • No need to defrost the chicken beforehand. You can put it in the air fryer straight from the freezer.

fork holding popcorn chicken above a plate filled with popcorn chicken

What to Serve with Air Fryer Chicken Popcorn

These delicious chicken bites can be enjoyed on their own as a snack or paired with other sides for a more substantial meal. They taste fantastic when dipped in ketchup or BBQ sauce! Here are some ideas for what to serve with your popcorn chicken:

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  • Instant Pot Steamed Sugar Snap Peas
  • Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp
  • Air Fryer Frozen Salmon Power Bites

Whether you’re hosting a party or having a family meal, these popcorn chicken bites are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

hand holding popcorn chicken above a plate filled with popcorn chicken

More Delicious Air Fryer Recipes

If you enjoyed this recipe, we have more frozen air fryer recipes that you should try. These are some of our favorite go-to meals for a quick and easy family dinner:

  • Frozen Air Fryer Potstickers
  • Air Fryer Frozen Burrito
  • Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp
  • Roasted Sugar Snap Peas in the Air Fryer
  • Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs

For more mouthwatering air fryer recipes, check out our website Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. Get ready to indulge in delicious meals made effortlessly in your air fryer!