This frozen fried chicken in the air fryer is juicy and delicious. Not to mention its crunchy skin that the kids will definitely love! Cooking this is extremely easy since you'll be using an air fryer.
BEST SIDE DISHES FOR FRIED CHICKEN
Fried chicken is an absolute favorite Southern meal. Yes, it’s a simple dish – basically, it is just chicken coated in batter and then cooked until golden brown. People can't get enough of its heavenly taste. But of course, it will not be a complete meal without some side dishes.
Wondering what you are going to pair with this crispy fried chicken? These side dishes for fried chicken are the perfect complement to everyone's favorite crisp main course. Here are some ideas for you:
Fiesta Corn Cucumber Salad
Looking for something quick to prepare? This side dish is easy to make. You can prepare this while your fried chicken is still cooking in the air fryer.
Biscuits or Cornbread
This classic combination of biscuits and fried chicken is to die for. There are a lot of homemade recipes for this and there are also instant store-bought biscuits that are just as good.
Cornbread is another favorite southern bread that pairs nicely with chicken.
Tex-Mex Pasta Salad
Kids don't love the idea of eating vegetables. But, this tex-mex pasta salad might do the trick! It's very flavorful too.
You can never go wrong with a classic. It doesn't matter if it's store-bought or homemade any will taste great with these frozen fried chicken in the air fryer.
OTHER COOKING METHODS FOR FROZEN FRIED CHICKEN
If you don't have an air fryer (countertop or oven), no worries! You can still enjoy this crunchy chicken. There are a few other different ways to cook this. Here are some ways to do so:
When you are going to cook with a conventional oven, here are the steps to follow:
- Preheat your oven to 400°F first.
- Then, on a baking sheet, place your frozen chicken on a single layer. (Do not overcrowd)
- Place it on the middle rack of the oven. And then, bake these for about 55 to 60 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
Note: Be careful when taking them out. They will be hot!
And, if you are going to cook the frozen chicken in a microwave, here are the steps to follow:
- Remove the chicken pieces from the package.
- Grab a paper towel-lined microwave-safe plate to put the chicken on.
- Arrange them in a single layer. Make sure to put the larger pieces toward the outside edge.
- Set the microwave heat on high. The heating time will vary on how much you are going to cook.
5 pieces of chicken (1 breast, 2 thighs & 2 drumsticks) – 9 and a half to 11 minutes
Chicken breast – 3 and a half to 5 minutes
1 piece of chicken thigh – 2 and a half to 4 minutes
Chicken drumstick – 1 to 1 and a half minutes
Note: turn the chicken pieces once during microwaving.
- Once that's done heating up, remove from the microwave and let stand for at least 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
DOES FROZEN FRIED CHICKEN TASTE GOOD?
Crisp, juicy fried chicken is a common delight in many cultures. We simply accept it as one of these pleasurable foods by nature. Kids, adults..everybody loves some fried chicken. If you are a meat-eater, fried chicken is always a favorite.
And you're probably thinking this pre-cooked frozen fried chicken isn't good. But guess what, they are actually delicious! The breading on the chicken is flavorful and has a great texture to it. Plus, it's affordable and easier than making homemade fried chicken.
If you don't have a lot of time to cook or maybe don't really know how to cook, this will be perfect for you. It's easy, you don't need to do much, and cooking this frozen fried chicken in the air fryer doesn't take that long.
Buying frozen fried chicken is a great option! You can't go wrong with the white meat specialty, especially considering just how practical it is in terms of both price and convenience. Here are some brands you can check out at the grocery store:
Hungry-man Selects Classic Fried Chicken
This frozen fried chicken pack comes with mashed potatoes and corns. What's great about this is you won't need to make a side dish anymore, it will already be included. The chicken is also boneless.
Sylvia's Crispy Fried Chicken Mix
This is frozen chicken is boneless too like the first one. The mix on the chicken is homemade style with some salt, sugar, and paprika added to it. Fun fact, the fried chicken recipe is made by chef Sylvia which is also included in her recipe book.
Banquet Homestyle Bakes Country Chicken
Banquet frozen fried chicken comes in a 30 oz package with pieces of boneless chicken. The chicken cuts included in the package are breast, thigh, and drumsticks. There are no additives added to this frozen fried chicken. And, there is no hint of counterfeit flavorings or chemicals in it.
Korean Authentic & Delicious Korean Taste Crispy Fried Chicken
Korean fried chicken is definitely yummy. Not all people can make these. Good thing this frozen and ready-made Korean fried chicken is available for us to buy at the grocery store. The tasty mix of this chicken includes corn, ginger, pepper, and garlic. No seasoning is added, but water is blended to create a delicious mixture.
HOW TO REHEAT FRIED CHICKEN IN THE AIR FRYER?
For leftovers, you can also reheat the fried chicken in the air fryer. Here are the steps on how to do so:
- Preheat your air fryer to 400° Fahrenheit.
- Make sure your fried chicken is at room temperature.
- In a single layer, place your fried chicken inside the air fryer basket.
- Cook this for about 4 minutes and flip once to ensure even cooking.
- Take out of the basket and let stand for a minute then serve.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE FROZEN FRIED CHICKEN IN THE AIR FRYER
For this, you are only going to need one thing:
- Frozen Fried Chicken – I made use of Banquet Original Crispy Fried Chicken
Note: you can use any frozen fried chicken you want. The cooking directions should be the same.
HOW TO COOK FROZEN FRIED CHICKEN IN THE AIR FRYER?
Once you have your frozen fried chicken, you can now start cooking. Follow the instructions below for the best results!
STEP ONE: PREHEAT AIR FRYER
The first thing you are going to do is preheat your air fryer to 400°F. However, if your air fryer does not need preheating or does not have a preheat option, you can just skip this step.
STEP TWO: PLACE FROZEN FRIED CHICKEN
Once your air fryer is ready, grab the air fryer basket and your chicken. Inside the basket, lay the frozen fried chicken in a single layer, and be sure not to overcrowd the basket.
Note: you don't have to put or spray oil on the basket before cooking.
STEP THREE: COOK
Cook these for about 20 minutes. Then, remove the small pieces of chicken and turn over the large pieces and continue cooking them for another 6 to 8 minutes or just until they are golden brown and crispy.
STEP FOUR: SERVE
When that's done cooking, remove the fried chicken from the basket and allow them to sit for two to three minutes. Serve with your favorite side dish.
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This frozen fried chicken in the air fryer is an easy meal to prepare for the kids. They will love the crunchiness on these!
- 1 pack Banquet Frozen Fried Chicken
Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
Place frozen chicken in a single layer in the air fryer basket. No oil is needed. Don’t overcrowd the basket.
Air Fry for 20 minutes. Remove the smaller pieces.
Turn the large pieces over then continue air frying for 6 to 8 minutes more or just until golden brown and crispy
Remove from basket and serve with your choice of side dish.
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