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How To Cook Chicken In A Toaster Oven

Easy Recipes That Will Show You How To Cook Chicken In A Toaster Oven

There have been so many changes in the world of cooking with the turn of technology. These days, there aren’t many recipes that can be cooked without a traditional oven. In fact, this post will be geared toward introducing you to the new Air Fryer Toaster Oven and showing you how to cook chicken in a toaster oven.

Before we dive into the recipes that will walk you through the process, however, let’s get you a bit more familiar with the electrical toaster oven.

What Exactly is An Air Fryer Toaster Oven?

An Air Fryer Toaster Oven is essentially a mini convectional oven. While cooking a mechanical fan typically circulates hot air quickly around the food to achieve that delicious surface crisp we all love in fried foods. To put it simply the Air Fryer Toaster Oven is an all-in-one that allows cooking to be easy and quick. It also leads to a lot of possibilities once you get to know it. Once you learn the basics and become familiar with your Air Fryer Toaster Oven, you can feel free to experiment and modify the recipes in the way you prefer.

How to Save Time When Cooking In Your Toaster Oven

When cooking in your toaster oven, you can save time by :

  1. Lay all food as level as possible. An excessively packed crate can prompt unevenly fried foods, resulting in longer cooking times to get it right.
  2. Use heating powder when cooking protein. This works especially well with chicken wings. Cover your wings in preparing powder, the bond in chicken skin will separate due to the expansion in the pH level when heated. The powder will allow the chicken skin to get crispy and cooked through easier.

How To Cook Chicken In A Toaster Oven

Now that we’ve explored a few details to introduce you to the Air Fryer Toaster Oven, let’s take a look at some recipes you can follow.

Chicken Parmesan

Nothing beats the classics. This recipe will leave you in nostalgic bliss.

Serves: 2

Time: 25 mins.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast (1/2 lb., skinless, boneless, sliced into ½ inch cuts)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp., to taste)
  • Pepper (1/4 tsp., to taste)
  • Flour (3/4 cup, for coating)
  • Egg (1, beaten)
  • Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup, grated)

Directions:

  1. Set air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Season your chicken to taste, then roll in your flour, then eggs, then parmesan so that they are evenly coated.
  3. Once coated, carefully place your chicken in the fryer basket (about 3 or 4 at a time, depending on the size of your air fryer).
  4. Allow to cook until golden brown in appearance.
  5. Serve, and enjoy.

Fried Chicken Bombers

Crispy, juicy, and extremely delicious.

Serves: 2

Time: 23 mins.

Ingredients:

  • Bacon (4 Slices, cooked)
  • Cream cheese (4 oz., softened)
  • Chives (1 tbsp., chopped)
  • Chicken breast (1/2 lbs., boneless, skinless)

Directions:

  1. Flatten chicken breasts using a mallet, then cut in 4 even strips.
  2. Top with cream cheese, and spread in the center with the edges empty.
  3. Sprinkle cream cheese with chives, and roll the chicken from one edge to the other.
  4. Next, roll each chicken wrap into a strip of bacon, and add each to your air fryer basket.
  5. Set to cook in a preheated toaster oven at 450 degrees F, until chicken is fully cooked (about 13 minutes).
  6. Enjoy!

General Tso Chicken

This tasty Asian-inspired recipe is simple yet delicious.

Serves: 2

Time: 30 mins.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast (12 oz., diced)
  • Corn starch (1 cup)
  • Milk (¼ cup)
  • White Pepper (½ tsp.)
  • General Tso Sauce (6 oz.)

Directions:

  1. Add your milk, and chicken to a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Add cornstarch into a large bowl then dredge chicken in cornstarch.
  3. Shake off excess then add to your toaster oven baking sheet. Allow to cook, until done (about 12 minutes, should no longer be pink inside).
  4. Once done, toss in General Tso sauce, and serve with your favorite side.

Country Fried Steak

There’s no better fried chicken than the chicken from the south. Now you can enjoy country-style chicken from anywhere you are.

Serves: 2

Time: 45 mins.

Ingredients:

  • Steak (12 oz., sirloin, flatten)
  • Eggs (6, beaten)
  • Flour (2 cups)
  • Salt (2 tsp.)
  • Panko (2 cups)
  • Onion powder (2 tsp.)
  • Garlic powder (2 tsp.)
  • Black pepper (2 tsp.)

Directions:

  1. Add your flour, eggs, and panko to 3 separate bowls to create a breading station.
  2. Stir your spices into your panko bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Dredge your steak in flour, then egg, then panko, and place in your toaster oven on a baking sheet.
  4. Set to cook, with the lid closed, at 370 degrees F until cooked (about 12 minutes).

Chicken Burgers

Chicken burgers are a hundred times better when cooked in a toaster oven.

Serves: 2

Time: 30 mins.

Ingredients:

  • Ground Chicken (12 oz., lean)
  • Onion (3 tbsp., minced)
  • Ketchup (4 tsp.)
  • Mustard (2 tsp., yellow)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cheddar cheese (4 slices, chopped)
  • Dill pickle chips (8)

Directions:

  1. Combine all your ingredients, except cheese and pickles in a large bowl, stir, then split into 4 even portions.
  2. Flatten each portion to form thin patties.
  3. Top 2 patties evenly with pickles, and cheese in the center of the patty.
  4. Cover each with an empty patty and press firmly on the edges, and sides to seal both patties tightly.
  5. Set your air fryer to preheat to 370 degrees F, and add your burgers into your fry basket.
  6. Cook your burger patties for about 10 minutes per side or until cooked to your level of doneness.
  7. Use to create your chicken burgers.

Final Thoughts

Kitchen appliances have become far more versatile with the improvements in technology. There aren’t many dishes these days that can’t be tweaked to be hassle-free while maintaining their delicious flavor. So, never be afraid to experiment with your appliances.

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