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Air fryer chicken patty on a burger bun with toppings.

Air Fryer Chicken Patties

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 patties
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American


Air Fryer Chicken Patties are tender and juicy homemade breaded chicken burgers with a crispy panko crumb coating and very little oil.


For the breadcrumb coating:

  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Spray oil

For the patties:

  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Spray oil



Make the breadcrumb coating:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spread the panko crumbs out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly spray them with oil.
  2. Bake for 5 minutes, or until the crumbs are golden brown. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. Stir them around to brown evenly. Remove from oven and let cool.
  3. Once cooled, mix the toasted panko crumbs with oregano, basil, parsley, smoked paprika and salt in shallow dish. Set aside.

Make the patties:

  1. In a large bowl, add all of the chicken patty ingredients. Use a fork or your hands to mix together. Be careful not to over mix as the patties will turn out tough.
  2. Form into 4 equal sized patties about 1/2-inch thick.
  3. Coat each patty in the seasoned panko crumb mixture.
  4. Place the patties in the air fryer basket in a single layer and lightly spray the tops with oil.
  5. Air fry on 400F for 8 minutes. Flip the patties over and air fry for another 6-8 minutes. (Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to air fry the chicken patties in two batches).


  1. I used a Cosori 5.8 quart basket air fryer for this recipe. If you have a different brand, model or size, you may need to adjust the air frying temperature and time slightly.
  2. If your air fryer basket isn’t non-stick, you might want to spray it with oil so the patties don’t stick.
  3. I didn’t preheat my air fryer, but if your model requires it, you should preheat it before adding the chicken patties.
  4. Ground chicken is safe to eat when the internal temperature reaches 165F. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
  5. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Keywords: chicken patties, burgers, air fryer, breaded