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Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Air fryer Chicken Nuggets fry up super crispy with just a little spritz of oil. Much healthier and tastier than frozen.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Keyword air fryer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 225 kcal


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Panko crumbs


  1. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Season with salt.

  2. Place flour, paprika, and garlic powder in a shallow bowl.

  3. In a bowl, whisk together buttermilk and hot sauce.

  4. In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and Panko crumbs.

  5. Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture. Shake off excess and coat in buttermilk mixture.

  6. Press into bread crumb mixture. Lightly spray coated chicken pieces with cooking spray.

  7.  Preheat Air Fryer at 400 for 3 minutes. 

    Cook  for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through and spritzing with a little more oil if necessary. Don't crowd the chicken nuggets in the air fryer. Cook in 2 batches if necessary.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 318mg9%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.