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How To Cook A Frozen Chicken Breast In An Air Fryer



How To Cook A Frozen Chicken Breast In An Air Fryer So It Stays Juicy

Do you want to know how to Cook a frozen chicken breasts in an air fryer? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Chicken breasts have been known for their healthy yes tasty quality when cooked right. Unfortunately, chicken breast that’s overcooked or not cooked in the right manner tends to get dried out. Today we will explore how to cook your chicken breasts in your air fryer, so it remains juicy and delicious.

How To Bread Frozen Chicken Breasts To Cook In Your Air Fryer?

As you may already guessed, breading your frozen chicken breasts will be a slight issue if you tried to do it the regular way. Generally, when frying chicken, you would take it through the breading process of flour and eggs breadcrumbs. Unfortunately, if you try to do this with frozen chicken breasts the breading will just fall off.

So how do you bread your frozen chicken breasts? To get the perfect breading all you will need is some cooking oil or cooking oil spray and whatever seasoned breadcrumbs mixture you’ll be putting on the chicken. The oil here will act as a glue to hold your breading in place. Simply spray your chicken breasts thoroughly with oil. Then press your breadcrumb mixture onto the frozen chicken breast. I like to use a spoon to dump the breadcrumbs on the chicken breast. Then the back of the spoon to press it down.

How To Cook A Frozen Chicken Breast In An Air Fryer?

Creamy Chicken, Rice and Peas

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings:  4

Ingredients:

  • chicken breasts, 1 pound, skinless, boneless and cut into quarters
  • 1 cup white rice, already cooked
  • Salt and black pepper to the taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • white wine, ½ cup
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • chicken stock, 1 cup
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups peas, frozen
  • 1 and ½ cups parmesan, grated

Directions:

  1. Drizzle half of the oil over them, rub well. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Put in your air fryer’s basket and cook them at 360 degrees F for 6 minutes.
  2. Warm the pot with the remaining oil over medium high heat, add garlic, onion, wine, stock, salt, pepper and heavy cream, stir, bring to a simmer and cook for 9 minutes.
  3. Transfer chicken breasts to a small oven proof dish, add peas, rice and cream mix over them, toss, sprinkle parmesan and parsley all over, place in your air fryer and cook at 420 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  4. Divide among plates and serve hot.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition: calories 313, fat 12, fiber 14, carbs 27, protein 44

How To Cook A Fresh Chicken Breast In An Air Fryer

How To Cook Chicken Breast Sandwiches In An Air fryer

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless and cubed
  • onion, 1 red, chopped
  • ½ cup Italian seasoning
  • bell pepper, 1 red, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 2 cups butter lettuce, torn
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 pita pockets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. In your air fryer, mix chicken with onion, bell pepper, Italian seasoning and oil, toss and cook at 380 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer chicken mix to a bowl, add thyme, butter lettuce and cherry tomatoes, toss well, stuff pita pockets with this mix and serve for lunch. Enjoy!

Nutrition: calories 126, fat 4, fiber 8, carbs 14, protein 4

Fresh Chicken Mix

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 22 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • Chicken, 2 breasts, boneless, skinless, and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • mushrooms, 8 button, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 bread slices
  • 10 ounces alfredo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter, soft
  • ½ teaspoon thyme, dried

Directions:

  1. In your air fryer, mix chicken with oil, bell pepper and mushrooms, toss to coat well and cook at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine your alfredo sauce, thyme and chicken mix then toss. Set back to cook for another 4 minutes.
  3. Butter your bread slices then place them in the fryer with the butter facing upwards. Cook for another 4 minutes.
  4. Serve your chicken mix on top of the toast for lunch.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition: calories 172, fat 4, fiber 9, carbs 12, protein 4

Mexican Chicken

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces salsa verde
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to the taste
  • 1 pound chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • Monterey Jack cheese, 1 and ½ cup, grated
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • garlic powder, 1 teaspoon

Directions:

  1. Pour Salsa Verde in a baking dish that fits your air fryer, season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, brush with olive oil and place it over your Salsa Verde.
  2. put in your air fryer and boil at 380 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle cheese on top and cook for 2 minutes more.
  4. Divide among plates and serve hot.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition: calories 340, fat 18, fiber 14, carbs 32, protein 18

Chicken Breasts and Tomatoes Sauce  

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • onion, 1 red, chopped
  • chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • canned tomatoes, 14 ounces, chopped
  • balsamic vinegar, ¼ cup
  • Salt and black pepper to the taste
  • parmesan, ¼ cup, grated
  • Cooking spray
  • garlic powder, ¼ tsp.

Directions:

  1. Spray a baking dish that fits your air fryer with cooking oil, add tomatoes, garlic powder, cheese, balsamic vinegar and chicken. Season to taste.
  2. Set in your air fryer and broil for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.
  3. Divide among plates and serve hot.
  4. Enjoy!

Nutrition: calories 250, fat 12, fiber 12, carbs 19, protein 28

Final Thoughts

Chicken breasts have been known for their healthy yes tasty quality when cooked right. Unfortunately, chicken breast that’s overcooked or not cooked in the right manner tends to get dried out. I hope you are able to follow along with the recipes featured in this post today. Be sure to let me know in the comments below how it went. Happy cooking!

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