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Air Fryer Trader Joe’s BBQ Teriyaki Chicken

This Air Fryer Trader Joe’s BBQ Teriyaki Chicken tastes just like take out, but BETTER! It’s cheaper and has superior ingredients than most takeout restaurants. You’ll love how easy it is to make too!

two bowls with chicken and rice inside them. gray towel in the back along with chopsticks and sesame seeds

Air Fryer Trader Joe’s BBQ Teriyaki Chicken

Air fryers have become a popular kitchen appliance for those who want to enjoy delicious and healthy meals without the extra calories from oil.

One of the many recipes that can be cooked in an air fryer is Trader Joe’s BBQ Teriyaki Chicken. This recipe is a perfect combination of tangy and sweet flavors that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Trader Joe’s is honestly one of the most affordable grocery stores. Plus they always have new stuff to try. This BBQ Teriyaki Chicken was a big hit in the household.

I have 4 extra bags of this in my freezer along with Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken. They’re both super easy to make!

One of my favorite things about Trader Joe’s is they never waste any chicken meat. This bbq teriyaki chicken is made out of chicken leg meat. Another great recipe made out of chicken leg meat is these Trader Joe’s Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage.

Trader Joe’s is an hour away for me, so I always stock up on all my favorite Trader Joe’s Chicken items. Some of my favorites are: Trader Joe’s Pesto Chicken, Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos, Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Brined Half Chicken, and Trader Joe’s Chicken Potstickers.

Some of these items are frozen and some of them are refrigerated. If you don’t plan on using them immediately, you can aways store them in the freezer and thaw them when you are ready to cook them.

black air fryer basket with cooked chicken inside. tossed in sauce scallions and sesame seeds

❤️ Why you’ll love this easy air fryer recipe

  • Budget Friendly – From Trader Joe’s this bag was $5.99 and I served it with white rice and sliced green onions and sesame seeds. It came out way cheaper than takeout!
  • Perfect Texture – sometimes, frozen meals don’t come out that great. The air fryer puts a nix to that! The bbq teriyaki chicken comes out nice and crunchy and then you coat it in the delicious sweet sauce
  • Quick and Easy Recipe – have dinner ready on the table in about 16 minutes!
  • Delicious – This recipe is so good! You will be wanting to keep this in your freezer.

Ingredients

  • Trader Joe’s BBQ Teriyaki Chicken – This can be found in the frozen section
  • Optional toppings – Green onions and sesame seeds.
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✳️ Tips & Tricks

  • You can use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken is fully cooked. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F.
  • Make sure you do a single layer so everything cooks evenly.
  • Flipping the chicken halfway through helps insure the chicken is cooked evenly.
  • You can use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken is fully cooked. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F.
  • If you prefer a crispier texture, you can cook the chicken for a few extra minutes.
  • If you want to add a bit of spice to the chicken, you can sprinkle some red pepper flakes or hot sauce before serving.

Tools to make this Trader Joe’s BBQ Teriyaki 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
  • Meat thermometer – You always want to make sure the internal temperature of ANY chicken 165F.

How to make Air Fryer Trader Joe’s BBQ Teriyaki Chicken

  1. Remove the sauce from the bag and place the frozen chicken into the air fryer basket.
  2. Cook at 390F For 14 minutes flipping halfway through.
  3. While the chicken is cooking place, the sauce packets in warm water so they can defrost.
  4. Once the timer goes off remove the air fryer basket and add one packet of teriyaki sauce on top of the chicken. Toss the chicken around and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Once the timer goes off make sure the internal temperature is 165F. Serve with your favorite type of rice.

Stovetop Directions

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of avocado oil in a large non-stick pan.
  2. Add chicken and stir fry about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Add sauce and stir until hot.
two bowls with chicken and rice inside them. gray towel in the back along with chopsticks and sesame seeds

What to serve with Trader Joe’s BBQ Teriyaki Chicken

If you have been here since the beginning, you know my absolute favorite way to cook rice is in my Instant Pot. You can make your rice any way you would like.

You can also serve this BBQ Teriyaki Chicken over cauliflower rice if you’re looking to add in more fiber and reduce the carbohydrates a little bit.

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.

two bowls with chicken and rice inside them. gray towel in the back along with chopsticks and sesame seeds

❓FAQs

Is Trader Joe’s BBQ teriyaki chicken precooked?

Yes, it is precooked. You always want to make sure the internal temperature is 165F when reheating it.

How many calories are in a BBQ teriyaki chicken from Trader Joe’s?

One cup is 240 calories.

How do you heat Trader Joe’s pre cooked chicken?

Any way you would like, microwave, stovetop, air fryer, or oven.

Black air fryer with cooked chicken tossed in sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds and scallions

Cooking Trader Joe’s BBQ Teriyaki Chicken in an air fryer is a quick and easy way to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal. With its tangy and sweet flavor, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

So, next time you are looking for a quick and easy meal idea, try making Trader Joe’s BBQ Teriyaki Chicken in your air fryer.

More Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Chicken Recipes

Don’t forget to check out these other super easy and delicious Trader Joe’s Chicken Recipes

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two bowls with chicken and rice inside them. gray towel in the back along with chopsticks and sesame seeds

Air Fryer Trader Joe’s BBQ Teriyaki Chicken

This Air Fryer Trader Joe's BBQ Teriyaki Chicken tastes just like take out, but BETTER! It's cheaper and has superior ingredients than most takeout restaurants. You'll love how easy it is to make too! 
4.84 from 55 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 60 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lb Bbq teriyaki chicken

Instructions
 

  • Remove the sauce from the bag and place the frozen chicken into the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 390F For 14 minutes flipping halfway through.
  • While the chicken is cooking, place the sauce packets in warm water so they can defrost.
  • Once the timer goes off remove the air fryer basket and add one packet of teriyaki sauce on top of the chicken. Toss the chicken around and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Once the timer goes off make sure the internal temperature is 165F. Serve with your favorite type of rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 4gCalories: 60kcalProtein: 8gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 178mgPotassium: 88mgSugar: 3gCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.3mg
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