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Air Fryer Chicken Patties

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These deliciously juicy Air Fryer Chicken Patties are effortless to make and ready in just 20 minutes—a perfect solution for weeknight dinners!

6 pieces of air fryer chicken patties

Being busy with work and family, finding time to cook wholesome meals can be tough. But ever since I added air fryer chicken patties to my weekly meals, dinner’s been a breeze.

These savory patties cook up way faster than traditional meals, making them perfect for hectic weeknights or lazy weekends.

Please continue scrolling down to find the recipe card below, which contains the complete list of ingredients with measurements, detailed recipe instructions, additional notes, and nutritional information.

Ingredients You’ll Need

labelled picture of ingredients for air fryer chicken patties
  • Ground chicken – You have the option to grind your own chicken using breast meat or purchase pre-ground. You can also use ground turkey.
  • Panko breadcrumbs – They absorb the meat juices as it cooks, sealing them inside the patties.
  • Onion – It gives extra flavor and moisture to chicken patties. I prefer grating it into the mixture, but you can also finely chop and sauté them if you like.
  • Garlic – It’s a fantastic flavor enhancer for ground chicken dishes and is a must-have ingredient. You can crush fresh garlic cloves into a paste with a mortar and pestle or grate it with a Microplane.
  • Seasoning – I use a simple blend of black pepper and salt, but you can add spices such as cumin, paprika, chilli powder, cayenne pepper, or a touch of cinnamon.
  • Olive oil – I include a tablespoon in the mixture because ground chicken is quite lean.

How to Cook Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer

Important Note

Before you start cooking, note that times may differ among air fryers. I develop my recipes using a Cosori 6.8 air fryer. If you’re using a different air fryer, view my recipes as a general guide and tweak the cooking time—add a bit more or cook slightly less as needed.

Making ground chicken patties in an air fryer is extremely easy and straightforward. 

However, you need to follow a few simple steps to achieve the best results:

In a mixing bowl, blend together ground chicken, grated onion, chopped garlic, olive oil, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt, and pepper until evenly mixed.

Next, shape the mixture into 6 patties of equal size (approx 105 grams each) using the palm of your hands.

Quick Tip!

Slightly dampen your palm with water to prevent sticking while forming the patties.

Place the patties in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they have some space between them.

6 pieces of chicken patties placed in an air fryer basket

Cook the patties in the air fryer at 360°F (180°C) for 12-13 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they are golden brown and cooked through.

chicken patties are air fried for 12 minutes

Ensure the internal temperature of the patties reaches 165°F (74°C) when a meat thermometer is inserted.

Expert Tips From the Chef

  • To achieve that crispy exterior, make sure to arrange your chicken patties in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • While air fryers are known for their speed, it’s important to keep an eye on your chicken patties to avoid overcooking. Depending on the thickness of your patties, they may cook faster or slower than expected.
  • Shape the patties into similar sizes for even cooking, preventing smaller ones from overcooking while larger ones finish.
  • To ensure the patties are cooked through, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. It should register 165°F (74°C) when inserted into the thickest part of the patty.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste preferences. You can add additional herbs, spices, or even a dash of hot sauce for extra flavor.
  • To make gluten-free version, simply use gluten-free breadcrumbs. 

Why This Recipe Works?

Cooking with an air fryer has a big perk: it makes crispy, golden-brown food without using too much oil. Unlike deep frying, which can make your kitchen smell like fast food for days, air frying cuts down on mess and bad smells. And it’s healthier too, great for folks trying to use less oil but still enjoy tasty food.

These chicken patties are also great for meal prep. Make a batch ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator or freezer for quick and easy meals throughout the week.

When it comes to flavor, air fry chicken patties hit the spot. They’re seasoned just right and are sure to please a crowd.

Also, they’re so versatile! They’re great on their own with veggies or salad, but you can also use them in lots of other dishes. Think hearty sandwiches, air fryer chicken burgers, wraps, salads, or even pasta.

And the best part? You can spice them up just the way you like, making each batch your own special creation.

How to Serve Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Patties?

My favorite way to serve the chicken patties is in burger buns with my favorite toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onions, and condiments like mayo or ketchup.

air fryer chicken patty served as a burger
Air fryer chicken patty turned into a chicken burger

Or I wrap them in a tortilla or flatbread along with some fresh greens, sliced veggies, and your choice of sauce for a delicious wrap.

I also make smaller patties and serve them on mini slider buns with a variety of toppings for a fun and tasty party or game day snack.

How to Store the Leftovers?

Once cooked, allow the chicken patties to cool completely and store them in an airtight container. They will keep for up to 5 days when refrigerated or top to 3 months when frozen.

To reheat refrigerated chicken patties, preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C). Place the patties in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Reheat for 5-7 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until heated through.

When reheating frozen chicken patties, there’s no need to thaw them first. Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C). Place the frozen patties in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Reheat for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until heated through.

Recipe FAQs

Are air fryer chicken patties healthier than traditional fried chicken patties?

Yes, air fryer chicken patties are generally healthier than traditional fried chicken patties because they require less oil for cooking. Air frying also helps reduce the amount of fat and calories compared to deep frying.

How long to cook air fryer chicken patties?

Cook chicken patties in the air fryer at 375°F (190°C) for about 10-15 minutes. Larger patties may need a bit more time, while smaller ones may cook faster. Flip them halfway through for even cooking. Use a meat thermometer to ensure they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) for safe consumption.

How do I clean the air fryer after cooking chicken patties?

To clean the air fryer after cooking chicken patties, allow it to cool completely, then remove the basket and tray and wash them with warm, soapy water. For stubborn residue, you can use a non-abrasive sponge or brush. Be sure to dry all parts thoroughly before reassembling.

Can I bread the chicken patties before air frying them?

Yes, you can bread the chicken patties before air frying them for a crispy coating. Simply coat them in breadcrumbs before placing them in the air fryer.

Did you make this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out! Please give us a five-star rating and leave a comment below.

I hope you enjoy the process of preparing these delicious and juicy Air Fryer Chicken Patties just as much as you enjoy eating them! 🙂 

Bon appétit! 

Air Fryer Chicken Patties

Ayla Clulee
These Air Fryer Chicken Patties are effortless to make, delicious, and ready in just 20 minutes—a perfect solution for weeknight dinners!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings 6 patties
Calories 216 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g ground chicken
  • 1 onion (grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 25 g panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, blend together ground chicken, grated onion, chopped garlic, olive oil, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt, and pepper until evenly mixed.
  • Next, shape the mixture into 6 patties of equal size (approx 105 grams each) using the palm of your hands. Slightly dampen your palm with water to prevent sticking while forming the patties.
  • Place the patties in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they have some space between them.
  • Cook the patties in the air fryer at 360°F (180°C) for 12-13 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they are golden brown and cooked through. Ensure the internal temperature of the patties reaches 165°F (74°C) when a meat thermometer is inserted.

Notes

  • To achieve that crispy exterior, make sure to arrange your chicken patties in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • While air fryers are known for their speed, it’s important to keep an eye on your chicken patties to avoid overcooking. Depending on the thickness of your patties, they may cook faster or slower than expected.
  • Shape the patties into similar sizes for even cooking, preventing smaller ones from overcooking while larger ones finish.To ensure the patties are cooked through, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. It should register 165°F (74°C) when inserted into the thickest part of the patty.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste preferences. You can add additional herbs, spices, or even a dash of hot sauce for extra flavor.
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