Cooking frozen chicken strips in air fryer
So, you want to know the best method of cooking frozen chicken strips in air fryer…you’ve come to the right place. Chicken strips are delicious and you’ll be happy to know that they are perfect for cooking in an air fryer.
The traditional method of cooking them is either in the oven…which risks drying them out, or in a deep fryer…which is unhealthy to say the least.
Cooking frozen chicken strips in air fryer makes total sense since you are getting the crispiness of fried food without the added calories. You can therefore say that this is the healthy option.
You will also be pleased to know that cooking frozen chicken strips in air fryer is one of the best methods to get the most delicious chicken strips.
How to cook frozen chicken strips in air fryer
Cooking frozen chicken strips in air fryer could not be simpler;
- Preheat air fryer to 390°F
- Place frozen chicken strips in basket
- Cook for 15 – 18 mins, flipping over midpoint for even cooking
- Enjoy your chicken strips
If you want a little extra crispiness to your chicken strips, you can spray them with cooking oil before you start, or place cooking oil into the base.
Either way, choosing air fried chicken strips is a much healthier option…trust me, you will love them.
If you follow this method, your chicken strips should come out of the air fryer perfectly cooked. However, you should always check they are cooked properly.
Not all air fryers are the same. You may therefore need to either adjust the cooking temperature or the cooking time. If they are undercooked, simply put them back into the air fryer for another minute or so.
My husband loves his chicken strips. If I’m at work, this is pretty much his simple snack he makes…this or hot dogs. At least our air fryer has made this a little healthier!
FAQs – frozen chicken strips in the air fryer
When cooking frozen chicken strips in the air fryer, what if they are a little soggy?
This means that they are not cooked enough. You need to put them back into the air fryer to cook a little longer.
What is the cooked temperature of frozen breaded chicken strips in air fryer?
The cooked temperature of frozen breaded chicken strips in air fryer is 165° Fahrenheit or 75° Celsius. It is important and for your safety that chicken is always cooked properly. Always err on the side of caution. The best way you can check this is by owning a meat thermometer. They are cheap to buy but they are incredibly effective. I cannot recommend them enough.
How long to cook frozen chicken strips in air fryer?
Chicken strips normally take between 15 – 18 minutes but that is really dependent on the size of the chicken strips. If they are thick, obviously they will take longer. As I mentioned above, all air fryers are slightly different, so it is really worth getting to know your machine. This way, it is instinctive to know how long it should take.
Can I thaw out frozen chicken strips?
It is always best to follow the manufacturers recommendations. If they tell you to cook from frozen, then you should follow their advice. Have you considered making them from fresh chicken, they taste delicious.
I hope this answers your questions on frozen chicken strips in air fryer and how to cook them safely. I’m sure you will love them…but please make sure they are cooked properly. Chicken strips are really simple…so enjoy.
Let me know what you think…is there anything you do that makes your chicken strips different? How do you cook the perfect chicken strip in your air fryer?
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