Bye, bye soggy chicken nuggets all thanks to these air fryer frozen chicken nuggets. They are all tender and moist inside while crispy on the outside. Once you try these you will never want to have them in any other way but air-fried only.
What makes air-fried frozen chicken nuggets the best?
- They are tender on the inside and crispy outside
- They are a healthier option to deep-fried and they are tastier
- No need to thaw the nuggets
- No messy cooking
What part of the chicken is chicken nuggets made from?
The regular nuggets you buy from grocery stores are made from deboned chicken meat that is grinded into ground chicken. They can also be made from the chicken breast at home or boneless pieces of chicken.
- Frozen chicken nuggets
- Olive oil spray (optional)
How to prepare frozen chicken nuggets in an air fryer
Preheat your air fryer at 200C for 2 to 3 minutes.
Layout your frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer basket. Do make sure you don’t stack them up as this may result in them being soggy
You may spray a fair amount of olive oil if you want, this is totally optional.
Put them in the air fryer and let them cook for 10 to 12 minutes at 200C. Please flip them around or shake the basket halfway through the cooking time.
Serve while still warm
What dipping sauces goes well with chicken nuggets?
- Honey mustard sauce
- Spicy avocado ranch dip
What goes well with these air fried chicken nuggets?
This is a fun delicious side that your kids will love together with french fries and a delicious dipping sauce.
You can add them to a green salad.
We had them with creamy mashed potato the other day, they were divine.
Ran out of nuggets in your freezer and don’t wish to go to the grocery store? I got you
How to make chicken nuggets from scratch using chicken breast.
You will need the following
- Chicken breast
- Bread crumbs
- Seasoning spices of your choice (e.g black pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder)
- Eggs for egg wash
Step by step instructions
Cut the chicken breast into smaller cubes. Please ensure that they are of the same size so they could all be cooked evenly at the same cooking time
In a bowl beat 2 to 3 large eggs depending on how many nuggets you are going to make. Dip each nugget in the egg wash.
In a separate bowl mix your breadcrumbs with the seasoning of your choice. Then from the egg wash, you will then dredge your nuggets with the breadcrumbs. Do this one by one so the nuggets don’t stick together and also all sides are evenly coated.
Lay your nuggets in the air fryer basket. Again don’t place them close to one another or some on top of the other. If you have a small air fryer like me 🙂 it will be better to cook in batches. Cook them for 10 to 15 minutes at 200C, don’t forget to flip them over or shake the basket halfway through the cooking time.
How to freeze and store them for future usage
Place them on a baking sheet with enough spaces between them. Put them in a freezer for 3 to 4 hours or until they are frozen. Thereafter remove from the sheet into a zip bag then back into the freezer for you to use in months to come.
There is no special method to obtain crispy nuggets in the air fryer. The air fryer is known for producing crispy versions of deep-fried food. If after the suggested cooking time you are still not happy with the crispiness of your nuggets then you can add an additional 2 to 3 minutes to the cooking time. PLEASE keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
Please set it on air fryer mode
If you enjoy air fried food, check out more air fryer recipes you might enjoy too.
Don’t thaw the nuggets cause they will burn at this cooking time. Depending on the thickness of the nuggets, cooking time needs to be adjusted
Air fryer frozen chicken nuggets
- Air fryer
- 8 oz (200 g) Frozen chicken nuggets
- olive oil cooking spray optional
- Preheat your air fryer at 200°C for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Layout your frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer basket. Do make sure you don't stack them up as this may result in them being soggy.
- You may spray a fair amount of olive oil if you want, this is totally optional.
- Put them in the air fryer and let them cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Please flip them around or shake the basket halfway through the cooking time.
- Serve while still warm.