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Air fryer chicken patties on a serving platter with lemon slices.

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Patties with Canned Chicken

Crispy chicken patties made healthier with the help of your air fryer!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 417kcal
Cost $10



For the Chicken Patties

  • 2 cans premium chunk canned white chicken (12.5 oz each) drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 scallion sliced thin
  • 2 teaspoon fresh dill chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon kosher salt (or just a pinch)

For the Garlic Aioli

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small garlic clove grated or finely minced
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Combine all of the chicken patty ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Gently mix to combine, being careful not to break up the chunks of chicken too much.
  • Pour additional breadcrumbs into a small bowl. Form the chicken mixture into 8 uniform patties and coat both sides of the patties with the breadcrumbs.
  • Spray the bottom of your air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Add the patties to the basket, leaving room in between each one. (You might need to cook them in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.)
  • Lightly spray the tops of the chicken patties with the nonstick spray before air frying them at 380 degrees F for 7 minutes. Remove the basket from the air fryer, flip the patties, and air fry another 7 minutes, or until they become golden brown and crispy.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the parmesan garlic aioli to dip them in. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, and salt.
  • Serve air fryer chicken patties warm with a side of the parmesan garlic aioli (or any of your favorite dipping sauces!)


  • To store: Allow chicken patties to cool completely before placing them in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Store up to 4 days.
    To freeze: Freeze uncooked patties in an air tight container in the freezer. Store them up to 4 months.
    To reheat: Allow frozen uncooked patties to defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Then, place them in the basket of your air fryer and air fry at 380 degrees F for 14 minutes, flipping halfway through.


  1. Instead of canned chicken: you can use canned tuna, freshly cooked chicken breast cut into small chunks or shredded with 2 forks, or store-bought rotisserie chicken ripped into pieces. However, if using rotisserie chicken, make sure to adjust the salt accordingly since they tend to be much saltier.
  2. Instead of breadcrumbs: if you don't have breadcrumbs, you can finely crush crackers or plain cereal to use as a binder and coating for the patties.


Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1mg