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chicken fries cooked on air fryer basket

Air fryer chicken fries

  • Author: Catherine
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Did you know you could make homemade Burger King chicken fries in the Air Fryer? This easy copycat recipe is super crispy, delicious and is best served with your favourite dipping sauce! Defiantly a better than take out quick snack!




  • Chicken breasts x 2
  • Garlic powder – 1 teaspoon
  • White pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon


Flour for dredging 

  • All-purpose / plain flour – ½ cup / 68 grams
  • Fine cornmeal flour (polenta / maize flour) – ½ cup / 68 grams

Seasoned Breading

  • Golden breadcrumbs – x 2 cups
  • Oregano – 1 teaspoon
  • Dried parsley – 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Onion powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Paprika – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Eggs x 2 whisked

Vegetable oil or cooking spray


  1. Preparing the raw chicken: Butterfly the chicken breasts by slicing them down the sides creating thinner fillets. Then begin to slice the chicken breast , vertically on the longest side, into thin 1-inch-thick chicken fries strips. Place into a bowl and season with garlic powder, white pepper, onion powder and salt
  2. Chicken 1st flour dredge: Add the flour and cornmeal into a food bag and combine. Then add the chicken and shake the large resealable plastic bag until all the chicken pieces are coated.  
  3. Seasoned breading: Create an egg mixture by whisking together the 2 eggs. In another shallow bowl mix together the golden bread crumbs and seasonings listed. Dip the floured chicken into the egg mixture, shake off the excess liquid then place into the seasoned bread crumbs. You can place them on a cooling rack if you need to make them in batches.
  4. Air fry chicken fries: Brush oil or use a cooking spray to cover the base of the preheated air-fryer basket. Place the chicken fries in the air fryer basket, ensure that there is one layer only and do not overcrowd the basket. This is the best way to make the air fryer chicken fries are crispy. Air fry for the cooking time of 10-12 minutes at 340°F/170°C. Turn over chicken the fries at the hallway point. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165ºF (75ºC)+ once cooked and golden brown.
  5. Serve: These air fryer chicken fries are best served hot and with your favourite dipping sauce: ketchup, honey mustard , hot sauce , spicy mayonnaise or  a squeeze of lemon juice etc.


  • You can use panko breadcrumbs as an alternative if cannot source golden bread breadcrumbs. Toast the panko breadcrumbs beforehand in a dry pan till golden brown before using for the breading.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Frying
  • Cuisine: American Copycat Takeout

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