Prepare for a flavor explosion with these homemade chicken patties in air fryer! Juicy, cheesy, and incredibly easy to make, these patties will be a hit for kids and adults. 🍔 Fry it to believe it!
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Here are all you need to make homemade air fried chicken patties.
- Ground chicken
- Fresh dill
- Lemon juice
- Mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese (Optional)
- Onion powder
- Crushed garlic
- Avocado oil
- Salt and pepper
📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.
Instead of fresh garlic, you can use the powder version. You can substitute the crushed garlic with ½ teaspoon of garlic powder in the original recipe.
You can use leftover chicken as a fantastic substitute. Here’s how to make the switch:
- Shred your leftover cooked chicken using a fork or your hands. You can also use KitchenAid’s mixer. Ensure it’s thoroughly shredded, so it can be easily shaped into a patty.
- Depending on the flavor of your leftover chicken, you may need to make some adjustments. For example, if the leftover chicken is already seasoned with onion and garlic, you can skip adding those ingredients.
- Proceed with the air fryer chicken patties homemade recipe as usual.
Using shredded leftover chicken as a substitute reduces food waste and adds a unique and flavorful twist to your homemade chicken patties. So, raid your fridge for any leftover chicken, and transform it into a mouthwatering air-fryer delight!
How to Cook Homemade Chicken Patties in an Air Fryer?
One pitfall to watch out for is making the patty too thick. It won’t cook all the way through if it’s too thick, leaving you with an undercooked center. Aim for a thickness of about 1/2 an inch to ensure even cooking.
1. Prepare ingredients.
Chop what needs to be chopped, crush what needs to be crushed, etc.
In a large bowl, add all the ingredients: ground chicken, chopped dill, lemon juice, eggs, mayo, breadcrumbs, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, onion powder, crushed garlic, avocado oil, salt, and pepper.
Using your hands, give it a good mix. Keep mixing until it becomes uniform.
Pro tip: Cover and refrigerate the mixture for at least 30 minutes to make shaping easier later. Plus, the extra time allows the flavors to marinate, infusing the chicken with even more deliciousness.
2. Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC).
If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, set your desired temperature then let it cook for 5 minutes without food.
🚨 Important: Reduce the cooking temperature to 380°F (193°C) if you’re using a 4-quart air fryer or smaller. They are hotter due to the heating element being closer to the food.
3. Form the chicken patties
Now, divide the chicken mixture into 6 – 8 equal portions. Then, shape them into balls and flatten them into a patty. It should be about ½ inch thick. Too thick will result in uneven cooking.
You can divide the mixture into 12 – 15 portions if you want mini patties.
4. Air fry the homemade chicken patties at 380ºF (193ºC) for 12 – 15 minutes.
Transfer the chicken patties to the air fryer, ensuring they have some space between them. Slide the basket into the air fryer and cook the patties at 380ºF (193ºC) for 6 minutes.
Then, carefully flip the patties using silicone tongs or a plastic spatula.
Continue cooking the chicken for another 6 – 9 minutes until it is fully cooked and reaches a safe internal temperature of 165ºF (74ºC).
Pro Tip: To keep your patties juicy and moist, avoid overcooking them. Check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer to ensure they’re perfectly cooked.
5. Serve and Enjoy!
Once the chicken patties are ready, remove them from the air fryer and rest for a minute or two.
Then, assemble your dream chicken burger with your favorite toppings. Trust me; you’ll want seconds!
You can serve it as is if you prefer since it’s already bursting with flavor. Consider zesting some lemon or squeezing more lemon juice over the chicken patties for an extra fresh kick.
That’s how you make an air fried homemade chicken patties, quick and easy!
Tip: Crispy Homemade Chicken Patties
If you’re craving extra crunch and texture in your chicken patties, here’s a simple trick to achieve crispy perfection.
- After shaping your chicken patties, dip them in breadcrumbs, making sure all sides are coated evenly. This’ll create a delicious crispy outer layer.
- Place the breaded chicken patties in your air fryer, leaving space between them for even cooking.
- Spray your patties with avocado oil to help them achieve that golden-brown crispiness.
- Halfway through the cooking process, change the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC). This higher temperature will give your chicken patties that extra crunch you want.
With this tip, your homemade chicken patties air fryer will turn out irresistibly crispy on the outside while staying juicy and flavorful on the inside. Enjoy the delightful combination of taste and texture in every bite! 🍔🍗
What to Serve with Homemade Chicken Patties in Air Fryer?
These chicken cakes are incredibly versatile, with plenty of delicious sides to pair them with. Here are some fantastic options:
- Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries: Crispy, sweet, and oh-so-delicious, these fries are the perfect match for your chicken patties.
- Classic Coleslaw: A refreshing coleslaw salad contrasts the warm and savory patties.
- Garlic Roasted Broccoli: Roasted broccoli with a hint of garlic complements the flavors of the chicken patties beautifully.
- Fresh Garden Salad: A light, refreshing salad with your favorite veggies will balance the meal.
Serve it all up, and you have a feast fit for any occasion!
Freezing & Storage
If you have any leftovers (which I doubt you will), you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, reheat the patties in the air fryer at 400ºF (204ºC) for about 5 – 7 minutes until they’re warmed through.
But let’s be real; these homemade chicken patties are so delicious; there won’t be any left to store! So, prepare your air fryer, fry it, and savor the fantastic flavors of these mouthwatering chicken patties! 🍔🍗
How long to air fry chicken patty?
It takes 12 – 15 minutes to air fry homemade chicken patties at 380ºF (193ºC), flipping them halfway through for even cooking. Check that the internal temperature reaches 165ºF (74ºC) to ensure they’re perfectly done.
How do you cook uncooked chicken patties?
To cook uncooked chicken patties, place them in a preheated 380ºF (193ºC) air fryer. Cook for 6 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for another 6-9 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 165ºF (74ºC) and are fully cooked.
How do you know when chicken patties are done?
To figure out when chicken patties are done, insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part. When it reaches 165ºF (74ºC), the chicken patties are done and safe to eat.
Homemade Chicken Patties in Air Fryer
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 3 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
- 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese grated (optional)
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients: chicken, eggs, mayo, breadcrumbs, dill, salt, pepper, mozzarella, parmesan, oil, onion powder, garlic, and lemon juice. Mix everything well until it forms a uniform mixture.
- Preheat your air fryer to 380ºF (193ºC) for about 5 minutes.
- Portion the mixture into 6 – 8 equal-sized balls. Then, flatten each ball to form a patty shape.
- Place the chicken patties in the air fryer, leaving space between them.
- Air fry the homemade chicken patties at 380ºF (193ºC) for 12 – 15 minutes. Flip halfway.
- Insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken patty. It's cooked once it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF (74ºC). Remove them from the air fryer and let them rest for a couple minutes.
- Serve and enjoy your air fried homemade chicken patties on a bun with your favorite toppings like lettuce, tomato, and a dollop of the sauce of your choice.
- Remember that cooking durations may differ depending on the patty’s thickness and your air fryer’s size and model. Before serving, ensure it has been cooked to a safe internal temperature of 165ºF (74ºC).
- If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 380°F (193°C) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food.
- You can skip preheating by adding 2-4 minutes to your cooking time. Increment gradually to prevent burning the homemade chicken patties.
- I used a 6-quart (air fryer) to test the chicken patty. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.
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