Easy Air Fryer Chicken Fries

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These Easy Air Fryer Chicken fries are crispy in minutes in the air fryer. They make a fantastic quick snack from frozen to done in 6 minutes.

» You might also like these Air Fryer Chicken Tenders or Chicken Nuggets (from frozen).

Chicken fries in a bowl with dipping sauce

There are so many variations of breaded chicken snacks these days, but chicken fries in the air fryer have to be my favorite so far. They are just like eating potato fries, only slightly better for you because they’re higher in protein and lower in starch.

You can make your own chicken fries, but it’s so much easier to just use Tyson’s Any’tizers Chicken Fries or one of the other brands of frozen chicken fries. It’s one of those snacks that your kids can easily make on their own, just like these easy frozen jalapeno poppers.

I use a Ninja Max XL air fryer and this thing is the bomb for cooking frozen foods. You don’t need any extra oil. All you have to do is dump them in the machine and hit start. It takes just 5 minutes in the air fryer at 400° F.

Ingredients You’ll Need

The bag of chicken fries
  • Frozen chicken fries – The main ingredient you will need is chicken fries. You can find them in the frozen section at the grocery store. The ones I buy are Tysons chicken fries.
  • Salt & pepper: You don’t need a lot of seasoning. I find that just a sprinkle of salt and pepper is all that’s needed.
  • Dipping sauce: Use your favorite dipping sauce – bbq sauce, ketchup, honey mustard, etc.

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Fries

Space frozen chicken fries apart in the air fryer basket. There is no need to spray the basket or the chicken with oil.

frozen chicken fries in the air fryer basket

Air fry at 400°F for 6 minutes, until crispy, shaking the basket halfway through so they get evenly cooked.

Cooked chicken fries in the air fryer basket

Serve them with ketchup or BBQ sauce on the side, if you like.

How Long to Cook Chicken Fries in the Air Fryer?

It take just 6 minutes to cook chicken fries in the air fryer. They are quite thin and already pretty crispy on the outside, so they cook very quicky.

With your air fryer set to 400° F, you will need just 6 minutes to cook the air fryer chicken fries. I accidentally cooked them for 10 minutes one time and they were way too crispy and dry, so be sure to keep an eye on them.

What to Pair with Air Fryer Chicken Fries

When you’re looking for something to pair with your crispy chicken fries, we’ve got a few ideas.

  • Sauces and dips: These chicken fries are a perfect snack that goes so well with any sauce of your choice. Whether ketchup, bbq sauce, garlic mayo, honey mustard, you can enjoy these with any sauce or dip you like.
  • Serve with French Fries: Chicken fries and French fries go way back! You could also serve potato wedges or sweet potato fries.
  • Corn on the cob: We love serving these with corn on the cob. Both finger foods. Both delicious.
Chicken fries in a bowl with dipping sauce

How to Store Air Fryer Chicken Fries

It’s best to air fry only the amount of chicken fries you wish to eat at the moment. That’s because they don’t store well once they’ve been cooked. The breading won’t remain crispy and will have to be cooked again to get that crunch back. Cooking them a second time might lead to over-cooked, dry chicken.

If you have to store them, you can keep left overs in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the air fryer on 400° F for 3-5 minutes.

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What Side Dishes to Serve?

You can serve some really easy side dishes with your main dish cooked in the Air Fryer. Sometimes, you can cook them together in the air fryer to make it even faster.

Some of our favorite side dishes to serve include:

Here are 28 more air fryer side dishes to try

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Chicken fries in a bowl with dipping sauce

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Fries

These Easy Air Fryer Chicken fries are crispy in minutes in the air fryer. They make a fantastic quick snack from frozen to done in 6 minutes.
5 from 36 votes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 280 kcal



  • 1 bag frozen chicken fries or as many as you want
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place as many chicken fries as you want in the basket. Space them out for even cooking. Set the air fryer on 400° F and cook for 6 minutes, shaking the basket once during cooking.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.


Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 12gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 660mgPotassium: 140mgFiber: 1gIron: 0.7mg
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