Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

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Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons plain bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Grease the air fryer basket.
  2. Season chicken with black pepper, salt, and seasoned salt. Set aside.
  3. Pour olive oil in a bowl. Add bread crumbs, panko bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese in a separate small bowl.
  4. Add chicken pieces to olive oil and coat thoroughly. Dip chicken into bread crumb mixture, and transfer to greased air fryer basket, working in batches if needed.
  5. Lightly mist chicken with cooking spray.
  6. Cook chicken in the air fryer for 4 minutes. Flip chicken pieces and cook until golden on the outside and no longer pink in the center, about 4 minutes more.
Mealthy tip:

Serve with your favorite dipping sauces! Need some ideas? How about mixing sriracha and mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt) for a spicy kick. Tzatziki sauce is a nice and cool dipper. Mix honey and mustard together for a honey mustard dip. The options are endless.


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Jamie Bell says:

My kids devoured this! I'm not a huge fan of using salt so I skipped the seasoned salt. I also made a ketchup and mayo sauce mix for dipping. The parmesan cheese added was the perfect secret ingredient, but you can omit it or use a vegan cheese substitute if you're dairy free.

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Jace Howard says:

I like the mix of plain and Panko bread crumbs. I've tried making nuggets before with just Panko and I didn't like it as much. This is a great recipe, especially for small kids and picky eaters. Dipping sauce optional, my kids didn't even ask for any which is a good sign.