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Homemade Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer

By Rachel
March 22, 2023

These homemade chicken patties in the air fryer are perfect for a quick weeknight meal or easy meal prep. Ground chicken, eggs, breadcrumbs, garlic, and seasoning make up these easy chicken patties. Topped with a quick mayo based slaw and served on a toasted bun! A great substitute to fried chicken sandwiches or frozen breaded chicken. These have a crispy air fried exterior and a juicy, flavorful interior perfect for an easy dinner.

Homemade Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer

Highlights of these air fryer chicken patties:

  • Simple ingredients
  • Customizable
  • Freezer friendly
  • Kid favorite
  • Can be served as a fun burger bar
  • Budget friendly
  • Great for meal prep
  • Mild patties go well with different slaws or toppings
  • Easy flavor without deep frying

Grocery Store List:

  • Lean ground chicken
  • Panko breadcrumbs, or substitute classic bread crumbs
  • Large whole eggs
  • Dijon mustard, substitute whole grain mustard or yellow mustard
  • Worcestershire
  • Hot sauce, optional
  • Garlic cloves
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Hamburger buns

First Steps:

  • Combine ingredients for the chicken mixture
  • Mix together (helps to use your hands!)
  • Portion and form into even sized circles
  • Place in a greased air fryer basket

Serving ideas:

  • Serve on brioche buns or pretzel buns
  • Serve over pasta, like a meatball
  • Turn into chicken parmesan
  • Top with tomato slices, lettuce, and pickles or other favorite toppings like a burger
  • Melt a slice of cheese on top
  • Serve with French fries or your favorite chips
  • You could also make these into smaller chicken nuggets
chicken patty sandwich with pickles

These ground chicken burgers are perfect for a quick dinner idea or healthy meal for the whole family

Tools I used for this easy air fryer chicken recipe:

How do I freeze my homemade chicken patties?

Make the chicken patties according to the recipes, portion and, form. Place in a single layer on a sheet pan. Place in the freezer until hard. Transfer to a zip top bag or freezer safe container. Store in the freezer for up to 4 months. See below for how to cook frozen patties.

Can I air fry frozen chicken patties?

You can air fry frozen chicken patties straight from the freezer. Preheat air fryer at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Air fry for 18-20, flipping halfway through. Check that the internal temperature is 165, if not air fry for an additional 2-3 minutes until done!

How long do you cook chicken patties in the air fryer?

Homemade chicken patties cook in about 15 minutes in the air fryer at 400 degrees F. Cooking time may need to be adjusted based on size and thickness.

Second Steps:

  • In a bowl combine ingredients for slaw dressing
  • Whisk to combine
  • Add in shredded cabbage mix
  • Toss to combine

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air fryer chicken patty on a toasted bun with slaw

Quick Instructions for the chicken patty recipe:

For the slaw:

  • In a large bowl combine mayo, apple cider vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine. Add in coleslaw mixed and toss to combine.

For the chicken patties:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, eggs, garlic, mustard, Worcestershire, and seasonings. Divide the mixture into 5 even portions, form into patties.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. with a cook time of 15 minutes. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and place chicken patties in an even layer*. Air fry for 15 minutes, flipping half way through. Patties are done once they are crispy and have an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. – adjust cooking time as needed.
  • Toast buns. Serve ground chicken patties on toasted buns topped with slaw. Enjoy immediately or keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes:

*All 5 patties should fit in the air fryer, if not, cook in batches.

*You can make chicken patties bigger, just increase cooking time as needed.

*Reheat leftover chicken patties in the microwave for 60-90 seconds

Homemade Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer
Homemade Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer

Homemade Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer

5 from 5 votes
Homemade ground chicken patties in the air fryer with a quick slaw
Servings 5 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • Buns of choice

For the slaw:

  • 14 oz. Bag, coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

For the chicken patties:

  • 1 lb. Ground chicken
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Whole eggs
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika

Instructions
 

For the slaw:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine mayo, apple cider vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine. Add in coleslaw mixed and toss to combine.

For the chicken patties:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, eggs, garlic, mustard, Worcestershire, and seasonings. Divide the mixture into 5 even portions, form into patties.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. with a cook time of 15 minutes. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and place the chicken patties in an even layer*. Air fry for 15 minutes, flipping half way through. Patties are done once they are crispy and have an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. – adjust cooking time as needed.
  • Toast buns. Serve chicken patties on toasted buns topped with slaw. Enjoy immediately or keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

*All 5 patties should fit in the air fryer, if not, cook in batches.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 466kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 21gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 1355mgPotassium: 680mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 209IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 466kcal
Cost: $
Course: Lunch
Keyword: Air Fryer Recipes, Chicken, Easy Lunch, Meal Prep

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Homemade Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer

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