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Easy Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Nuggets (under 30 minutes)

Easy Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Nuggets (under 30 minutes)

5.0 from 3 votes

Discover the ultimate Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Nuggets recipe that’s easy, delicious, and healthier than traditional frying methods. Perfect for family meals and parties!

Air Fryer Recipes

Are you looking for a healthier alternative to deep-fried chicken nuggets without compromising on taste? You’ve come to the right place! This recipe will walk you through the process of making deliciously crispy chicken nuggets in less than 30 minutes using an air fryer. It’s perfect for busy weeknights or fun family dinners. These nuggets will be a hit with kids and adults alike.

What is an Air Fryer?

An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food. It gives foods a crispy texture similar to frying but uses much less oil, making it a healthier option for many recipes. It’s definitely our favorite cooking appliance! We highly recommend the Ninja DZ090 Foodi 6 Quart 5-in-1 DualZone 2-Basket Air Fryer, as it has two separate cooking baskets and multiple cook modes (which leads to a much more convenient cooking experience).

Air Fryer Benefits

Using an air fryer offers numerous benefits. It reduces the amount of oil needed for cooking, leading to lower fat and calorie content. Air fryers are also faster than traditional ovens and easier to clean than deep fryers.

Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Nuggets Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken tenders
  • 4 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp Frank’s Red Hot sauce

Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Nuggets Directions

  1. Pat chicken tenders dry; trim and remove tendons (optional); cut tenders into bite sized pieces (about 3 or 4 pieces per); set aside
Chicken tenders
  1. In a large (glass) bowl, add flour and seasonings; mix thoroughly
Breading for chicken
  1. In a separate bowl, add eggs and Frank’s Red Hot sauce; beat eggs and mix well with hot sauce
Egg wash
  1. Dip pieces of chicken into egg mixture; allow excess to drip off; add chicken pieces to breading and coat thoroughly
  1. Place breaded chicken into air fryer; cook at 390°F for 12-15 minutes, flipping half-way through.
  2. Serve fresh with your favorite dipping sauce – or try making our Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hot Sauce!

Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hot Sauce


Easy Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Nuggets (under 30 minutes)

Recipe by Reviews and Recipes
5.0 from 3 votes
Course: Main, Lunch, Dinner, AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken tenders

  • 4 c all purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika

  • 1 tbsp onion powder

  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 tbsp Frank’s Red Hot sauce

Directions

  • Pat chicken tenders dry; trim and remove tendons (optional); cut tenders into bite sized pieces (about 3 or 4 pieces per); set asideChicken tenders
  • In a large (glass) bowl, add flour and seasonings; mix thoroughlyBreading for chicken
  • In a separate bowl, add eggs and Frank’s Red Hot sauce; beat eggs and mix well with hot sauce Egg wash
  • Dip pieces of chicken into egg mixture; allow excess to drip off; add chicken pieces to breading and coat thoroughlyCrispy chicken nuggets
  • Place breaded chicken into air fryer; cook at 390°F for 12-15 minutes, flipping half-way through.
  • Serve fresh with your favorite dipping sauce – or try making our Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hot Sauce!