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Tysons Popcorn Chicken Air Fryer Recipe

Tysons Popcorn chicken on a plate from an air fryer

Poppin' Good: How to Make Tyson's Popcorn Chicken in an Air Fryer

Popcorn and chicken are two things that absolutely go together, like peanut butter and jelly or macaroni and cheese. But have you ever made popcorn chicken yourself? That's right, no need to go to a fast food joint to indulge in this delicious and addicting dish because you can make it right at home in your air fryer! And we're not talking about just any popcorn chicken recipe, we're talking about Tyson's famous popcorn chicken. It's all the taste and crunch of the fast food favorite, but you're in control of the ingredients. So, grab your air fryer and let's get poppin'!

What to Know About the Tyson Brand:

Tyson is a brand that's been around for decades, and they're notorious for making great meat-based products. From their chicken tenders to their chicken nuggets, Tyson knows how to make delicious and convenient chicken products. Their popcorn chicken specifically has become a fan favorite and a household staple. And the best part? They're now offering a gluten-free version! So, whether you want to go the classic route or are thinking of trying the new gluten-free version, Tyson has you covered.


  • 1 bag of Tyson Popcorn Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon of oil (vegetable or canola)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps for Cooking:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.

  2. Place the popcorn chicken in a single layer on the bottom of your air fryer basket.

  3. Drizzle the oil over the chicken and sprinkle salt and pepper on top.

  4. Cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through.

  5. You'll know the chicken is ready when it's golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Pro Tips and Variations:

  • For an extra crunch, you can add panko breadcrumbs or crushed corn flakes to the mixture of salt and pepper before sprinkling it over the chicken.

  • You can also make your own dipping sauce with ingredients like honey mustard, barbecue sauce, ranch, or even hot sauce.

  • If you have leftover popcorn chicken, try adding it to a salad or wrap for a quick and easy lunch option.

  • If you have a larger air fryer, you can cook multiple bags of popcorn chicken at once. Just make sure you don't overcrowd the basket.

Making Tyson's Popcorn Chicken in an air fryer has never been easier. It's a quick and tasty snack that's perfect for those late-night cravings or game-day appetizers. And with Tyson's gluten-free option, it's a great choice for those with dietary restrictions. So, go ahead and give this recipe a try and see how easy it is to make your own popcorn chicken at home!

For more delicious Chicken Recipes for your Air Fryer, head over to our Chicken Main Page.




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