Cooking frozen breaded chicken breast in air fryer is a breeze and you are guaranteed a delicious result! More importantly, you get your diner to the table quickly with minimal effort.
With today's guide, you will learn how to cook precooked breaded chicken cutlet in the air fryer and how long to cook for. Let's get on with it!
Why you have love to cook frozen chicken breasts in the air fryer
Breaded chicken breasts offers versatility and can be served in various ways, making them a great addition to any meal. There are so many reasons why it is such a great idea too
Quick and easy: cooking raw or precooked frozen in the air fryer is a lifesaver and thawing is required. Not only does it save you time but it also means you can get to doing other things while it cooks as it's mostly handsfree.
Versatile: The use for breaded chicken is endless, you can add it to salads, and use it as a wrap filling. You can cut it into strips and serve with a dipping sauce, it can be served a burger. Your options of how to serve it is endless so don't be afraid to experiment.
Magic of the air fryer: One thing the air fryer does best is cook frozen food perfectly and evenly. Your breaded chicken breast comes out crispy on the outside and juicy, tender and moist on the inside.
So if you are unable to make a meal from scratch on a busy day, then make this air fryer meal happen. Additionally, you could even throw in some french fries along with the chicken so that they cook together at the same time.
The frozen chicken is already precooked: what that means is that you will be spending less time in the kitchen and will be getting the dinner on the table at the speed of light. 0-12 minutes tops, that said, make sure you are using the best frozen and well-seasoned chicken for this.
Air fryer: I tested this frozen chicken in my cosori 5.5L and Instant 6-in-1 vortex 5.7L air fryers. You can use any air fryer you have.
How to cook frozen breaded chicken breast in air fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 400F / 200C for 3 minutes, this is optional but recommended for a better result.
Remove the frozen breaded chicken from its packaging and arrange it in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Depending on the size, I reckon you would be able to fit about 3-5 in the air fryer basket.
Cook the frozen chicken breast in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes flipping halfway the cooking time. Or until the internal temperature reaches 165F /74C.
Serve and enjoy!!!
How to store
Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days, ensuring that it is completely cooled before doing so.
You can either serve it cold when you are ready to eat it. Alternatively, reheat it in the air fryer at 360C / 180C for 3-5 minutes or until warmed through to your liking.
How long to cook frozen breaded chicken in air fryer
This is mostly dependent on the size of the frozen chicken and the temperature cooked. Most frozen breaded chicken breasts are cut into cutlets and they cook faster than full breasts.
That said, expect to cook it for 10-12 minutes at a temperature of 400F /200C, if cooked at 365F /180C then adjust the time accordingly. Ensure to flip it halfway through the cooking time will help to ensure an even cook.
What to make with frozen breaded chicken
Here is a list of ideas of what to make with your breaded chicken.
Salad: Cut the chicken into strips and toss with your favorite salad ingredients.
Burritos: Layer the chicken with rice, black beans, cheese, and salsa for a flavorful burrito.
Burger: Use the chicken as a substitute for beef burger patties.
Make Stir-fry! Heat up some oil in a wok or pan. Add any vegetables of choice with some tried and trusted stir fry sauce. Stir fry together with your chicken.
Rice bowl: serve this chicken with steamy boiled rice, vegetables and homemade sauce such as teriyaki sauce, curry sauce and the like.
Waffles: Serve the chicken with waffles and syrup for a sweet twist on dinner.
Wraps: Cut into strips and stuff inside warm tortilla wraps with your choice of vegetables and sauces.
Kebabs: Thread chicken onto wooden skewers with onions and bell peppers. Cook in the air fryer for a delicious kebab.
Pasta: Cook up some pasta, add your favorite sauce and leftover diced breaded chicken.
Pizza: Top your homemade pizza with some of this pre-cooked breaded chicken for an extra flavor boost. You can even make an air fryer chicken tortilla pizza using just 4 ingredients. Pasta or pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, tortilla wraps and precooked chicken.
Chicken fried rice: additionally, make yourself a cheap but delicious fried rice with leftover rice and chicken for a quick meal and wholesome meal.
Nachos: Layer the chicken on top of chips or nacho cheese/sauce and bake away in the air fryer.
More air fryer chicken recipes you should try next
- Air fryer shake and bake chicken
- Air fryer teriyaki chicken thighs
- Air fryer frozen chicken wings
- Air fryer frozen chicken strips
- Air fryer blackened chicken breasts
- Air fryer chicken meatballs
- Air fryer chicke strips (no breading)
Frozen Breaded Chicken Breast In Air Fryer
- 4 frozen precooked breaded chicken breasts
- Preheat the air fryer to 400F / 200C for 3 minutes. This is optional but recommended for a better result.
- Remove the frozen breaded chicken from its packaging and arrange it in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Depending on the size, I reckon you would be able to fit about 3-5 in the air fryer basket.
- Cook the frozen chicken breast in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes flipping it halfway through the cooking time or until the internal temperature reaches 165F /74C. Serve and enjoy!
And there you have it! A simple and delicious air fryer chicken recipe you can make at home in 10 minutes. As always, if you made this recipe, I would love to hear from you! Kindly rate the recipe 5 star and leave me feedback in the comment section below. Tag me @cheapchickenrecipes on Instagram and save it away to your Pinterest or make it on Tiktok. Please subscribe to the blog if you haven’t for free new recipes in your inbox every week.