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Do you love Tyson Popcorn Chicken? Let us show you how to cook your favourite frozen Tyson popcorn chicken in air fryer. Perfect if you want your Tyson popcorn chicken crispy and quickly cooked.

You will love how easy it is to air fry Tyson popcorn chicken, and how you can rinse and repeat with any of your favourite popcorn chicken  brands.

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Air Fryer Tyson Chicken Popcorn
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Tyson Popcorn Chicken

Just for fun I polled my readers of my Facebook group recently and asked them what food they hated as a kid and still hate now.

I got lots of replies about liver and onions, which was one of my favourite foods from childhood. I loved my grandad making it for me and my parents were always disgusted when I asked for it at home. Clearly, they were also on the liver and onions hater list.

But my biggest hate as a kid which I actually like now was KFC. They would be one when we stopped for food when travelling and I would look at the other outlets and find something else other than KFC.

I hated chicken on the bone and the thought of it filled me with dread.

But fast forward a few years and the hubby took me to KFC and promised me that they did a good amount of yummy chicken off the bone.

Well I fell in love.

Loved the crispy chicken. Loved the seasoning. Loved that I got a side of corn on the cob and loved the idea of going back again and again.

Well the boneless chicken that the hubby introduced me to at KFC was popcorn chicken and that started my popcorn chicken addiction.

No surprise then, that for the final day of our 6 days dedicated to Tyson frozen chicken that we are featuring Tyson Popcorn Chicken.

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Tyson Frozen Chicken On Recipe This

Welcome to our Tyson frozen chicken series on Recipe This. A chance for the team at Recipe This to share with you delicious Tyson frozen food cooked in the air fryer.

Also, a chance to see which Tyson frozen chicken is the best for the air fryer.

View the full collection and fill your freezer with Tyson: Tyson Chicken StripsTyson Chicken Nuggets, Tyson Chicken Fries, Tyson Chicken Patties, Tyson Chicken Wings and let’s not forget about Tyson Teriyaki Chicken. But today it gets even better with Tyson popcorn chicken.

What Is Popcorn Chicken?

Popcorn chicken was an idea that was originally created by KFC. Popcorn chicken describes chunks of chicken that have been breaded and then fried. They are often created as the same size a small meatball.

A mix of any chicken can be used. Though, it is easiest to make them at home with minced chicken that is rolled in a homemade breadcrumbs mix.

What To Do With Popcorn Chicken?

Air fry it! Popcorn chicken is delicious in the air fryer. Whether you follow this recipe for Tyson frozen popcorn chicken or our popular recipe for air fryer KFC popcorn chicken.

When you air fry popcorn chicken each yummy bite is crispy on the outside with a delicious tender meaty centre. It also tastes just as good as deep fried popcorn chicken but thanks to the air fryer carries a lot less calories.

Can You Air Fry Popcorn Chicken?

Yes, you can air fry popcorn chicken and you will love it in the air fryer. You can make your own simple KFC style air fryer popcorn chicken or you can cook frozen popcorn chicken in the air fryer – the choice is yours!

Which Frozen Popcorn Chicken In Air Fryer Is The BEST?

We love frozen popcorn chicken from Tyson, but you could use any frozen popcorn chicken that you liked.

Tyson anytizer popcorn chicken is the most popular, but you could also try Kroger popcorn chicken, Publix popcorn chicken, Costco popcorn chicken, Aldi popcorn chicken, Kirkwood popcorn chicken, or you could simply reheat KFC popcorn chicken in the air fryer.

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Tyson Popcorn Chicken Air Fryer Ingredients

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Chicken – To air fry frozen popcorn chicken, we recommend Tyson frozen popcorn chicken pieces, but any frozen boneless chicken will work well in the air fryer.

Optional – If you would like your air fryer frozen popcorn chicken more crispy, the best option is to spray the tops of them with some olive oil spray and then air fry for a couple of minutes at the highest setting (usually 200c/400f).

Can You Recommend An Air Fryer?

I often get asked which air fryers I recommend and which one I use. In 95% of our air fryer recipes, we use either the Philips Air Fryer XL or the Cosori XL because they are the best ones, we have found out of many air fryers we have tried over the years. You can click on the links above and read up on them.

But if you would rather have a dual air fryer we recommend this Ninja Dual (make sure you order the right one as not all are good) or the Philips Dual.

How To Air Fry Tyson Popcorn Chicken?

  • Load. Place your frozen popcorn chicken in air fryer basket. Spreading them out so that they are all on one layer so that they will get nice and crispy.
  • Cook. Next air fry Tyson popcorn for 8 minutes at 170c/340f or until crispy to your liking.
  • Serve. Next serve your air fryer Tyson popcorn chicken with your favourite sauces.  
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How Long To Cook Popcorn Chicken In Air Fryer?

Frozen popcorn chicken air fryer time is JUST 8 minutes at 170c/340f. As long as you don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket you will have perfect crispy popcorn chicken from frozen in just 8 minutes!

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This Tyson popcorn chicken air fryer recipe is an updated post and was originally shared on Recipe This in 2020.

Learn how to cook Tyson popcorn chicken in air fryer below, note you can print it out with or without photos, adjust servings, or click between metric and imperial depending on where you are in the world.

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Tyson Popcorn Chicken In Air Fryer

Do you love Tyson Popcorn Chicken? Let us show you how to cook your favourite frozen Tyson popcorn chicken in air fryer. Perfect if you want your Tyson popcorn chicken crispy and quickly cooked.
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 2
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Tyson Popcorn Chicken Ingredients:

  • 1 Pack Frozen Tyson Popcorn Chicken


  • Remove frozen popcorn chicken from the packaging.
    How To Air Fry Tyson Popcorn Chicken?
  • Give it a quick shake to remove any loose bits of batter. Place into your air fryer basket making sure that the popcorn chicken is not overcrowded.
    How To Air Fry Tyson Popcorn Chicken?
  • Cook for 8 minutes at 170c/340f.
    How To Air Fry Tyson Popcorn Chicken?
  • Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.
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Crispy. If you want crispier Tyson popcorn chicken cook for the last 2 minutes at 200c/400f. Plus, spray with extra virgin olive oil.
Thanks for reading Tyson anytizer popcorn chicken air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious frozen food do try our air fryer frozen jalapeno poppers next.


Serving: 84g | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 600mg | Fiber: 2g
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope they will like it.

  2. 5 stars
    What a fab idea to eat tyson in the air fryer! am going to experiment with different tyson foods, the popcorn looks fantastic!

  3. 5 stars
    This is totally speaking to me – I have been really bored with the chicken I’ve been making. Thank you!