Chicken fries in air fryer
These air fryer chicken fries will quickly become a go to for snacks and lunch, might not make a bad dinner idea either! Sort of like a chicken nugget meets chicken strip, these tyson chicken fries make a perfect after school snack as well. Chicken fries are the shape of french fries and that makes them great for dipping sauces, we included a couple great sauce options later on in the recipe.
We used Tyson brand of chicken fries in this recipe and the instant pot air fryer, you can use any air fryer and still get the crisp texture of deep-frying, but these are a much healthier alternative. We used to eat burger king chicken fries, but the use of excessive unhealthy oils kept us searching for a healthier option that satisfied our fast food cravings.
What you need:
1 bag of Tyson chicken fries
Olive oil or vegetable oil cooking spray
Begin by spraying the basket with olive oil spray oil and then add the chicken fries in the bottom of the air fryer basket in a single layer and set the cooking time to 6 minutes on 350 degrees.
Just like cooking a chicken breast in the air fryer, you don’t want to overcook the chicken pieces, they will be dry and tough. You can check them at the 3 minute mark and turn the crispy chicken fries with a pair of tongs. when the air fryer beeps and the chcken fries are cooked, use tongs and place on a plate to serve.
These chicken fries are coated in a crispy batter, but they are also seasoned with onion powder and garlic powder and a few other spices, but they aren’t spicy. One great alternative to spice up plain chicken fries is sprinkling on Italian seasoning before you cook the fries and then dipping a marinara sauce like Rao’s or homemade sauce. You can even sprinkle on a little parmesan cheese and they taste like a delicious chicken parm snack. The fries have a super crispy exterior and you can also drizzle or dip them in buffalo sauce or hot sauce and they taste like spicy fried chicken.
One of our favorite sauces is country bobs BBQ sauce, it pairs great with the crispy coating and tender chicken. You can serve with tater tots or a side of green beans for a quick dinner. Another side option we love is air fryer steak fries and sweet potato fries. We are also big fans of Cane’s chicken and we love their dipping sauce. An easy way to make canes sauce recipe for a kicked up ketchup is:
Ingredients for canes favorite dipping sauce:
1 cup ketchup
1 tsp hot sauce
1 /2 cup mayo
1 tsp cajun seasoning
Mix all ingredients in the same bowl and stir. Serve in smaller, shallow bowl for dipping. This sauce has so much flavor!
You can store leftover chicken fries in a sealed container and keep them in the fridge. The best way to heat them up in the air fryer is for 3 minutes and they will be hot and crispy, they make a great snack. I’m sure there are different brands of chicken fries available, we haven’t tried them yet, but we love that these are made with white meat chicken and no tans fat.