Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets (Freezer-Friendly) Recipe

Don't use a deep-fryer—make beautiful Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets and learn how to freeze and store them for quick dinners.  


– 1 pound chicken breast – 1 cup all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon kosher salt – 3 large egg – 3 cups Panko breadcrumb – Cooking spray

Cube chicken breasts 1-inch. Fill a plastic bag with flour and salt. Mix eggs in a small pan. Breadcrumbs in another shallow pan. Baking sheet parchment.  

Step 1


Fill flour bag with chicken nuggets. Close and shake the bag to coat nuggets. After shaking off excess flour, cover each nugget with eggs and breadcrumbs on all sides.   

Step 2

Rebread the remaining chicken nuggets on the baking sheet. Start the air fryer at 400°F. Scatter frying spray on basket.  

Step 3

Layer chicken nuggets in the basket without touching. Chicken nuggets should be air-fried for 8–10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Removed and air-fried the remaining chicken nuggets.  

Step 4

TO FREEZE THE CHICKEN NUGGETS:- Wrap the nuggets in plastic after breading them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze the nuggets for 3 hours. Keep frozen nuggets in a plastic bag for easy access.  

Step 5

TO AIR-FRY FROZEN CHICKEN NUGGETS:- Start the air-fryer at 360°F. Scatter frying spray on basket. Layer chicken nuggets in the basket without touching. Spray chicken nuggets with cooking spray and air-fry for 10–12 minutes, flipping midway.  

Step 6


– Calories: 350kcal,  – Carbohydrates: 56g,  – Protein: 37g,  – Fat: 9g,  – Saturated Fat: 2g,  – Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g,  – Monounsaturated Fat: 3g,  – Trans Fat: 1g,  – Cholesterol: 195mg,  – Sodium: 1090mg, – Potassium: 587mg,  – Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g,  – Vitamin A: 212IU,  – Vitamin C: 1mg,  – Calcium: 112mg,  – Iron: 5mg

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