Frozen Chicken Strips in Air Fryer
You can have your fried chicken and eat it too with these crispy, delectable golden-fried strips. Now that you know how to cook frozen chicken in the air fryer, a satisfying batch of this timeless favorite is only minutes away from your table.
Chicken strips are a broad term for all types of chicken pieces, typically from the tenderloin strip attached to a boneless and skinless chicken breast. This small strip of juicy white meat can be found in many forms! You may find it mixed with other ingredients or cut into thin slices as you would during your morning breakfast scramble at home. Chicken strips have long been popular among children due to their size- they’re perfect bite-sized snacks for those on the go!
Have you ever wondered about all of these different types of chicken strips when you are at the store? Well, don’t worry! They’re just like any other frozen meal. When it comes to choosing which type is best for your family, I recommend sticking with one that has been breaded and cooked so they’ll always be juicy inside. You can also find non-breaded options if this better suits how you would prefer them prepared in your home kitchen by grilling or baking first before freezing and packaging up. Chicken tenders usually come coated either crispy from a fried coating or tender because they’ve already had some time on the grill.
When freezing chicken strips, some are coated in a crispy breading. However, fingers and tenderness can also be found without any coating whatsoever. The most common way to cook these frozen products is by baking or grilling them before packaging for sale at the store. Other popular varieties of this product include blackened, buffalo style, smoked flavors which you will find appealing after trying one!
It may not be the case that kids prefer breaded chicken strips over non-breaded, but it is clear they are a popular choice. Kids of all ages seem to like things with crispy coating or in their hands, and these sandwiches fit those preferences well. Non-breaded chunks might work better for some people because you can use them as part of many types of dishes without adding too many calories on top, which could make your meal much healthier than before!
The best way to cook frozen chicken strips is in your air fryer. It only takes a few minutes, and this method results in a healthy alternative for deep frying chicken strips. However, when you order them at restaurants, they are usually fried in oil which can add unnecessary calories to your meal!
Why Fry in the Air Fryer?
Air frying is a healthy and time-saving way to make your favorite frozen meals, like chicken strips. Air fryers are also more gentle on the oil you use than deep-frying to be healthier for cooking other foods that would typically need an oily recipe.
Air-fried food reduces fat intake by up to 40% compared with traditional cooking methods such as deep-frying or pan-frying because they require much less oil due to their high-temperature heating method – this makes air fries perfect for making snacks and appetizers without feeling guilty about indulging. The best part? With preheated times lasting just five minutes from start to finish, dinner will be ready before you know it!
The first-time cooking experience at home with sous vide machine is the best way to introduce your kids to this new, fun activity. The process does take some time and effort, though: you need to prepare veggies for boiling or steaming while preparing the meat inside an oven bag in advance (so that it can simmer evenly). Also, with so much preparation involved, make sure each dish will be paired perfectly and have enough ingredients on hand!
With its low cost and quick results – about 12 minutes as compared to waiting hours for dinner elsewhere – sous vide offers families who don’t otherwise cook together more opportunities than ever before.
These golden crispy chicken strips are served with your favorite BBQ, honey mustard, or ranch sauce. These great-tasting appetizers come in a variety of flavors that will have everyone coming back for more! You’ll enjoy them just as much at the table, and you can eat there too because they’re bite-size perfect for even kids to manage.
Frozen chicken strips in air fryer
Ingredients (one serving is 3oz)
- 1 bag Kirkwood Frozen Chicken Strips (from Aldi’s).
- 1 spray Cooking oil (preferably a high-temperature oil).
- Using your preferred oil or spray, spritz the basket of your air fryer.
- Next, coat the air fryer basket or crisper plate with a light layer of oil. If there is already an ingredient listed as olive oils in this recipe, you may not need to do so again.
- Frozen chicken strips should be used to line the basket of your airfryer.
- Cook for 15 minutes at 320°F, turning the chicken strips halfway through the cooking time.
- Serve the breaded fingers or tenders with a sweet and sour dipping sauce, ketchup, or ranch dressing. Serve them on salad as well to create an exciting twist that’s perfect for any occasion!