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Air Fryer Chicken Patties

Air fryer chicken patties are quick and easy to make. Serve them with or without burger buns, add fries or a salad for a healthy and tasty dinner.

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Air Fryer Chicken Patties on a bun with slaw
Air Fryer Chicken Patties

How to Cook Chicken Patties in an Air Fryer

Air frying is a great way to cook chicken patties, and actually most types of chicken – see my collection of air fryer chicken recipes here. They are a healthy alternative to hamburgers, and a breeze to cook in the air fryer.

This recipe is for homemade chicken patties. If you want to cook frozen chicken patties, check out my post on cooking frozen chicken patties in the air fryer.

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Making Homemade Chicken Patties


One of the things I love about this recipe is how simple it is. You don’t need many ingredients, and can actually use any seasoning you like with the basic recipe.

The basic ingredients are:

  1. Chicken mince (or for a variation you could use turkey mince)
  2. Egg to bind the patty together
  3. Breadcrumbs to add texture and form
  4. Salt and seasoning to make the flavor really zing

You can add any seasoning you like, some favorites at my place include:

  • Cajun seasoning
  • Herbs de Provence
  • Jerk seasoning
  • Garlic and ginger
  • Sweet chili and cilantro

Be sure to add a big pinch of salt along with whatever seasoning you choose.

How Long to Air Fry Chicken Patties

The length of time that you will need to air fry the chicken patties depends on how thick you make them, and how efficient your air fryer is.

If you make the patties around 1/2 an inch thick, then I would expect them to take around 10-12 minutes to cook. Start checking after 10 minutes to see if they are cooked.

Chicken needs to reach an internal temperature of 165°F to be cooked correctly. There should be no pink or translucent chicken remaining in the center. If you are at all unsure it is best to check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer to confirm that it has reached the safe temperature.

What to with Serve Chicken Patties

I usually serve air fried chicken patties as a classic chicken burger in a bun, but they are very versatile and you can serve them many different ways. You could try:

  • A classic chicken burger in a bun – try topping with bacon, avocado and mayo, or slaw and BBQ sauce
  • Bun-less chicken patties with a salad and/or fries
  • Cut patties into pieces or in a wrap with humus and salad.

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Air Fryer Chicken Patty Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Patties on a bun with slaw
Yield: 2 Servings

Air Fryer Chicken Patties

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

How to cook chicken patties in an air fryer.


  • ½ lb chicken mince
  • 2 tsp seasoning of your choice
  • ½ cup fine breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil spray


Make the Chicken Patties

  1. Place chicken mince, seasoning, breadcrumbs, egg and a generous pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl.
    Air fryer chicken patty ingredients in a glass bowl
  2. Mix well to combine.
  3. Shape the chicken mixture into 2 evenly sized patties.
    Shaped chicken patties in a bowl

Air Fry the Chicken Patties

  1. Spray air fryer basket with oil to help prevent sticking.
  2. Add patties to air fryer basket. Ensure they are not touching.
    Chicken Patties in Air Fryer Basket
  3. Cook chicken patties in air fryer at 360°F (180°C) for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through (exact time depends on power and efficiency of your air fryer).

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 214mgSodium: 1986mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 33g

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