These Frozen Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer are served on a toasted bun with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and all your favorite toppings. This chicken patty sandwich is a fast and easy way to make dinner in under 15 minutes.

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Cooking frozen chicken patties in the air fryer is a foolproof way to make them perfectly crispy every time! Plus, they taste amazing too.

You know I love an easy dinner. I like to take these chicken patties in the air fryer and put them on hamburger buns. Then load them with a bunch of my family’s favorite toppings. Using an air fryer to cook chicken patties is an excellent alternative to making them in the deep fryer.

You can also make Chicken Nuggets (Chick-Fil-A Copycat) and Classic Chicken Tenders in the air fryer!

What are frozen chicken patties?

Chicken patties can come in different versions. Usually, they are made from ground chicken and other seasonings formed into a patty shape, like a hamburger, then breaded and fried. Some also come as whole chicken breasts that have been breaded and fried.

Usually, frozen chicken patties come pre-cooked, and you have to heat them. Be sure to check your package, though. If your chicken patties are raw, this will increase cooking time!

Chicken patties can come breaded or un-breaded. They will both cook up at about the same time.

Frozen Chicken Patties In The Air Fryer.

Best Frozen Chicken Patties

Any frozen chicken patties you buy will taste delicious when you cook them in the air fryer. I will share some of my favorite brands and stores with you.

The best-chicken patties are Tyson brand!

Aldi has a version of chicken breast fillets in a red bag, a great copycat version of Chick-Fil-A. I’m not even kidding – they taste as delicious as the Chick-Fil-A patties.

You can also use homemade chicken patties that have been frozen!

Tip: Always check the dates on the bags. Homemade chicken patties will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 6 months.

How To Cook Frozen Chicken Patties In The Air Fryer

Start by preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees F the air fryer setting for 5 minutes.

Add chicken patties

Place chicken patties in a single layer in the air fryer drawer or basket.

Air fry for 7-9 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking process. Patties are done when warmed throughout, crispy, and golden brown.

Note: You will need more cook time if your patties are not pre-cooked. Check the packaging before you start.


Remove your crispy patties carefully, as they will be hot. I like to use tongs for this.

You can also toast the bun in the air fryer by putting it in the basket and cooking for 1 minute until your desired level of toastiness.

Add toppings and serve the air fryer chicken patty sandwich and enjoy!

Chicken Patty Sandwich Toppings

What are the best homemade chicken sandwich toppings? Here are my top ideas! Be creative and use your favorites.

Buns – You will need hamburger buns, brioche buns, bread slices, and your favorite toppings. You can even use naan or your favorite wraps — even lettuce wraps!

Cheese – I think a piece of American or sharp cheddar cheese tastes the best for chicken.

Veggies – My favorite vegetables to use on a chicken sandwich are lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.

Sauces – Don’t forget the condiments and sauces! Most people like mayonnaise on their chicken sandwiches.

Bacon – Did you know you can also make bacon in the air fryer? Check out how in this Crispy Air Fryer Bacon post. Then, add a few slices to your chicken sandwich.

Chicken Patties Cooking Tips

As easy as the air fryer is, I still have some tips to help you along the way.

Do Not Thaw The Chicken First – Add the chicken patties directly to the air fryer without thawing them for the best results. When you do this, they cook better, and the chicken patties get crispier on the outside.

Adjust The Cooking Times As-Needed – Check the package to see if your frozen patties are pre-cooked. This will affect the cooking time. If your cakes are pre-cooked, you can air fry them for a shorter time.

Use An Instant-Read Food Thermometer – The best way to tell if your chicken is fully cooked is to use an instant-read food thermometer. The internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees F.

Work in batches – Never crowd the air fryer basket! Instead, work in batches until you have cooked as many as you need.

What To Serve With An Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Patty

You can always use the classic side for hamburgers, french fries, or tater tots! Here are some other ideas for side dishes to go along with your chicken breast patties:

Can I add cheese to the frozen chicken patties?

If you want to add cheese to your chicken burger, you can melt it in the air fryer! Pick out your favorite sliced cheese. My favorites are Pepper Jack, Swiss, American cheese, and cheddar.

Add the cheese slice to your already heated chicken patty, and place it into the air fryer for a few seconds at 300 degrees F on the air fryer setting. Once the cheese is melted, remove the chicken patty burger.

Now you are ready for the rest of your toppings and chicken burger assembly.