No need to turn your oven on any more to make these Tyson chicken fries. Cooking frozen chicken fries in the air fryer is a game changer. This chicken appetizer is easy to make and has become a favorite with kids and grown ups alike.
This recipe post contains helpful tips, tricks and answers to FAQs. Please read through to ensure you get the recipe right when you try it.
What are Tyson Chicken fries?
Tyson Chicken Fries are a type of breaded and seasoned chicken product made by Tyson Foods, Inc under their Anytizer brand.
They are typically shaped like French fries or sticks and are made from white meat chicken. Chicken fries were made popular by Burger King a fast food chain.
Chicken Fries are popular as a convenient snack or appetizer, often served with dipping sauces. The elongated, fry-like shape adds a fun twist to it especially for kids or anyone who enjoys finger foods.
Why you’ll love this
Air frying is often considered a healthier alternative to deep frying. No need to spray oil on these, the hot air circulation technology of the air fryer will deliver a crispy texture similar to deep frying in less time.
Crispy results: Tyson Chicken Fries are seasoned and breaded to provide a flavorful and crispy exterior, while the white meat chicken inside offers a tender and juicy texture that many people enjoy.
Quick and easy: using the air fryer makes this air fried chicken fries a time-saving meal for those who want to enjoy some thing delicious and convenient.
Air fryers are versatile appliances that can be used for a wide range of foods, and works well for frozen foods making it the best way to cook your Tyson frozen chicken fries.
What you’ll need
Chicken fries: we used Tyson Chicken fries for today’s post, however you can use any brand you can lay your hands on such as Kid Fresh Chicken sticks, Earth’s Best Organic chicken fries, Yummy whole grain chicken fries or Kirkwood chicken fries (the Aldi brand).
Dipping sauce of choice: choose from ketchup, bbq sauce, etc
How to cook frozen chicken fries in the air fryer
See recipe card at the end of this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions!
Remove Tyson chicken fries from packaging.
Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket or tray. Set temperature to 400°F(200°C) and cook for 10 to 12 mins or until heated through and crispy to your liking.
If you have a digital thermometer you can use it to check for the internal temperature of the chicken which should be at least 165°F (74°C)
What to serve with chicken fries
Chicken Fries can be enjoyed in various ways. They can be eaten on their own as a snack or incorporated into meals like wraps, sandwiches, or salads.
As far as sauces go, Chicken Fries pair well with a variety of dipping sauces, making it possible to personalize flavors. From classic options like ketchup or barbecue sauce to more adventurous choices, the dipping sauces can enhance the overall taste and enjoyment of Chicken Fries.
How to store and Reheat
As always I don’t recommend reheating frozen foods that have already been reheated. Try as much as possible to cook the quantity you need at a time.
If you do have leftovers, you can store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Reheat in the air fryer at 360°F for 3 to 5 mins or until heated through.
- Cook from frozen no need to thaw.
- I didn’t preheat my air fryer. If you do, adjust cook time accordingly to account fit the preheating time.
- Cook Tyson chicken fries in a singe layer, do not overcrowd the air fryer basket, cook in batches if needed.
- Remember to shake the basket halfway through cooking time.
- Air fryers cook differently it’s ok to add more time as needed.
Our Chicken fries typically get ready in 12 mins with no preheat in my Cosori dual blaze air fryer. It could take a couple more minutes in other air fryers or less in time if the air fryer was preheated.
The most common reason why chicken fries don’t get crispy in the air fryer would be due overcrowding as this would prevent proper heat circulation as it cooks.
While you can put raw chicken in the air fryer and cook it to perfection, these Tyson chicken fries are not raw. They’ve been precooked frozen and sold to be reheated later.
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Tyson Chicken fries
- 1.75 lb Tyson chicken fries (or any other brand)
- ½ cup dipping sauce of choice (ketchup, bbq sauce)
- Remove chicken fries from packaging
- Place in air fryer basket or rack in a single layer
- Set temperature to 400°F / 200°C and air fry for 10 to 12 mins or until cooked through.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
- No need to preheat the air fryer.
- Do not overcrowd the basket
- Flip chicken fries half way through cooking time.