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air fryer nuggets on a plate next to ketchup

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Air fryer chicken nuggets are a guilt-free alternative to frozen store-bought brands. They are tender, juicy, and packed with protein!
Course Meats
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer nuggets, chicken nuggets, nuggets recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 367kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
    Breading for air fryer chicken nuggets un a bowl
  • In a separate shallow bowl, whisk the egg.
    whisked egg in a bowl
  • Dip each chicken nugget into the egg mixture, followed by a coating of the panko bread crumb mixture.
    chicken, egg and coating on the counter
  • Spray the air fryer basket with avocado oil cooking spray, or any other cooking spray with a high smoke point. Keeping space between each nugget, line them in the tray in a single layer.
    chicken nuggets in an air fryer basket
  • Air fry at 390°F for about 5 minutes. Flip the nuggets over. Air fry for an additional 4 minutes or so, depending on the size of the chicken pieces.
    half cooked chicken nuggets in an air fryer basket
  • Serve warm and enjoy!
    Air fryer chicken nuggets in a basket


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 864mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2mg