Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets

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Get ready to make the most delicious chicken nuggets right at home! This recipe will show you how to make the best air fryer frozen chicken nuggets, just like the ones you would get at your favorite drive-thru.

air fryer frozen chicken nuggets

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets

I don’t know about you, but every once in a while I just get that craving for a juicy, fried chicken nugget but I don’t always want to go out and buy it or make chicken nuggets from scratch.

While it might be quick and easy to toss a couple of frozen chicken nuggets into the microwave, I am really big on CRISPY. Like, I want to hear that crunch when I bite into it- not eat soggy chicken nuggets.

So, clearly, I turned to my trusty air fryer, and wow! These air fryer frozen chicken nuggets are amazing! Just trying to cook these frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer one time, and you will never make them in the microwave again.

They turned out perfect!

eating chicken nuggets with a fork

Don’t have an air fryer? That’s okay! Try this recipe for homemade healthy chicken nuggets with panko breading that is baked in the oven. It does require a bit more work to put together but they are just as good!

If you are on the market for an air fryer, click here for the model I recommend.

How To Cook Frozen Chicken Nuggets In The Air Fryer

Alright, all you need to do is follow these 3 steps and you end up with a plate of the best chicken nuggets!

air fried chicken nuggets on a plate

Start out by spraying the inside of the air fryer basket with a non-stick cooking spray. This is pretty important as sometimes the bread coating on the nuggets stuck the pan and you end up with bare chicken nuggets!

frozen chicken nuggets in a bag

Layer some of the frozen chicken nuggets along the bottom of the air fryer basket.

cooking frozen chicken nuggets in a air fryer

Cook the frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.

chicken nuggets in the air fryer

Serve and enjoy!

Cooking Tip:

  • I know it might be tempting to do this but try to avoid pouring the whole bag of frozen chicken nuggets into the air fryer basket. If you overcrowd the basket, the nuggets might not cook all the way through or get that nice crispy exterior we all love when it comes to fried chicken nuggets.

air fryer chicken nuggets

What To Serve With Air Fried Chicken Nuggets

What goes better with air fryer frozen chicken nuggets than a batch of hot and crispy french fries? Best of all, you can cook them in the air fryer right after the nuggets which means less clean up!

If you want the perfect dipping sauce, I highly recommend making some of this homemade BBQ sauce.

air fried chicken nuggets

Trying to keep the carbs to a minimum? Instead of classic french fries, try making these air fried acorn squash fries or these keto zucchini fries. They are delicious!

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this recipe for air ‘fried’ chicken nuggets, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets

These air fryer frozen chicken nuggets are amazing! Once you try cooking frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer, you'll never make them any other way! They come out so crispy, just perfect!
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken nuggets
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4

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Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Spray the inside of the air fryer basket with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Put frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer at 400F for 8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.

Notes

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