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Easy Air Fryer Ground Chicken

This Air Fryer Ground Chicken is flavorful and easy to make! This ground chicken is perfect for your next taco night, or use it to make a meat sauce for spaghetti.

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Air Fryer Ground Chicken

Think you can’t make ground chicken in the air fryer? Think again!

It was so easy too!

Basically just line your air fryer basket, add the ground chicken, season it and cook. Take it out a few times to stir it around and cut it Ito pieces and that’s about it!

All done in about 10 minutes!

I don’t think I would try it with ground chuck or ground pork because they’re higher fat, but it worked great with ground chicken. You can probably make ground turkey using this method as well.

This ground chicken is so versatile. You can use it to make Chicken Meatballs, Homemade Chicken Nuggets, chicken tacos, add to spaghetti, or even add it on top of your salad.

two chicken tacos on a plate. bowl of chicken in the back. parsley and blue towel next to them

❤️ Why you’ll love this easy air fryer recipe

  • Budget Friendly – The ground chicken was less than $4.00. I finally found some at Aldi’s. You know I had to buy some extra and store it in my freezer.
  • Quick & Easy Recipe – this ground chicken recipe only takes 8 minutes to cook, and the process for making it is super easy!
  • Keto friendly – This is perfect for anyone trying to eat a keto or low carb diet. Just 1 gram of carbs and 20 grams of protein per serving!

Ingredients

  • Ground chicken: you’ll usually find this in the chicken section next to the ground turkey
  • Avocado oil: this has become my go-to oil, especially for cooking. I try and reserve olive oil for making salad dressings or on occasion cooking at really low heat.
  • Seasonings: kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper
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✳️ Tips & Tricks

Using a meat thermometer is going to be hard so you might not get an actual reading on it. Just make sure that the ground chicken isn’t pink any where.

Even with the ground chicken you want to flip it half way through.

Tools to make this Ground Chicken in the Air Fryer

  • Cosori Air Fryer – this is my favorite air fryer. The large air fryer basket makes it so easy to cook your favorite recipes
  • Tongs – tongs are easiest to remove and flip the chicken drumsticks
  • Meat thermometer – You always want to make sure the internal temperature of ANY chicken 165F.

How to make Air Fryer Ground Chicken

  1. In a large mixing bowl add in your ground chicken, avocado oil, and seasonings. Using your hands, crumble up the ground chicken.
  2. Line the air fryer basket with aluminum foil.
  3. Transfer to the air fryer basket. Make sure you do it in a single layer.
  4. Cook at 350F for 8 minutes. Stopping halfway through and flipping the ground chicken.
  5. Remove from the air fryer basket and serve.

Oven Directions

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the ground chicken and seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes and break it up into small pieces. Continue to cook the ground chicken until it’s fully cooked and no pink remains.
  3. Remove and serve.

Substitutions

If you don’t have garlic powder, you can use fresh minced garlic. If you don’t have onion powder you can use dehydrated onions, but you may need to rehydrate them in a few tablespoons of water prior to adding them to the air fryer basket.

two chicken tacos on a plate. bowl of chicken in the back. parsley and blue towel next to them

What to serve with Ground Chicken

You can add this ground chicken to a low carb spaghetti sauce to make a keto meat sauce. Or you can use it to make ground chicken tacos like in the picture above.

How to store

Store leftovers in an airtight glass container for up to 5 days.

♨️ How to reheat

Remove the lid from the container and microwave on high for 1 to 1.5 minutes or until chicken is warm. Alternatively you can transfer to a microwave save plate to warm up.

If you want to warm this up in your air fryer, cook it for 2-3 minutes at 400F.

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❓FAQs

How long does raw ground chicken take to cook?

Any where from 5-8 minutes depending on the temperature you cook the ground chicken at.

Can you eat raw ground chicken?

No, you shouldn’t eat any kind of raw chicken.

Can you use aluminum foil in my air fryer?

Yes, you can use aluminum foil in your air fryer like I did for this recipe.

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Air Fryer Ground Chicken

This Air Fryer Ground Chicken is super juicy and flavorful. This ground chicken is the perfect recipe for taco night or adding it in your spaghetti. Have this done in under 10 minutes. The perfect substitution for ground beef or ground turkey.
4.86 from 34 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 180 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl add in your ground chicken, avocado oil, salt, and black pepper. Using your hands, crumble up the ground chicken.
  • Line the air fryer basket with aluminum foil
  • Transfer to the air fryer basket. Make sure you do it in a single layer.
  • Cook at 350F for 8 minutes. Stopping halfway through and flipping the ground chicken.
  • Remove from the air fryer basket and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 20gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 359mgPotassium: 602mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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