Tyson Popcorn Chicken In Air Fryer

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Tyson Popcorn Chicken. How to cook your favourite frozen Tyson popcorn chicken in the air fryer. Perfect if you want your Tyson popcorn chicken crispy and perfectly cooked.

Tyson popcorn chicken recipe
Tyson popcorn chicken recipe

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.

Today’s Tyson popcorn chicken is the final day in a six part frozen series and you can catch the rest of the Tyson below:

What Is Popcorn Chicken?

tyson popcorn chicken ingredients

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.

How To Cook Tyson Popcorn Chicken In Air Fryer?

tyson popcorn chicken in air fryer step by step
  1. Remove Tyson popcorn chicken from the packaging.
  2. Brush off any excess popcorn batter.
  3. Load frozen popcorn chicken into the air fryer basket.
  4. Cook + serve with favourite dipping sauce.
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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!

More Air Fryer Frozen Food

Do you want to learn how to cook more of your favourite frozen food in the air fryer? There are so many different frozen foods that cook perfectly in the air fryer and below are some of the Milner family favourites:

Tyson popcorn chicken
Tyson popcorn chicken
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Tyson Popcorn Chicken In Air Fryer

Tyson Popcorn Chicken. How to cook your favourite frozen Tyson popcorn chicken in the air fryer. Perfect if you want your Tyson popcorn chicken crispy and perfectly cooked.
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 170kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Tyson Popcorn Chicken Ingredients:

  • 1 Pack Frozen Tyson Popcorn Chicken


  • Remove frozen popcorn chicken from the packaging.
  • 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.
  • Cook for 8 minutes at 170c/340f.
  • Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.


If you want crispier Tyson popcorn chicken cook for the last 2 minutes at 200c/400f. Plus, spray with extra virgin olive oil.
Don’t skip step #2. I often find with frozen popcorn chicken that there is crumbs of the breading that has fallen off. If left you end up with a rather dirty air fryer.


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
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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4 thoughts on “Tyson Popcorn Chicken In Air Fryer”

  1. 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!


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