Air fryer chicken rissoles

Air fryer chicken rissoles

These Air Fryer Chicken Rissoles are a healthier twist on a classic comfort food. Using an air fryer eliminates the need for deep frying, giving you crispy, golden rissoles with less fat. They’re packed with flavor and perfect for a quick and delicious weeknight meal.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 8-10 rissoles

Intensity: Easy


  • For the rissoles:
    • 500g (1 lb) ground chicken
    • 1/2 cup (50g) panko breadcrumbs
    • 1/4 cup (25g) finely grated parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) grated zucchini (squeeze out excess liquid)
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or dill (optional)
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For serving (optional):
    • Mayonnaise
    • Dijon mustard
    • Lemon wedges
    • Salad greens


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 200°C (400°F).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, zucchini, onion, garlic, egg, parsley (if using), salt, and pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly distributed.
  3. Form the mixture into 8-10 equal-sized patties.
  4. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray (optional). Place the rissoles in the basket, making sure they don’t touch.
  5. Cook for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking, until golden brown and cooked through. An internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) is safe for consumption.
  6. Serve hot with your desired accompaniments, such as mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon wedges, or a side salad.


  • If your air fryer basket is small, you may need to cook the rissoles in batches.
  • For a crispier texture, you can pre-cook the onion and garlic in a pan with a little olive oil before adding them to the mixture.
  • Feel free to get creative with the flavors! Add your favorite herbs and spices, such as paprika, cumin, or cayenne pepper, to the mix.
  • Leftover rissoles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the air fryer or on the stovetop until warmed through.

Nutrition (per rissole):

  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Sodium: 250mg

These Air Fryer Chicken Rissoles are a fantastic way to enjoy a classic comfort food with a healthier twist. They’re easy to make, flavorful, and perfect for a quick and satisfying meal. Give them a try and see for yourself!

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