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Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets Recipe
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Updated: 10/27/2019 | Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets Recipe

We bought an air fryer in 2018 and my life has never been the same. The air fryer has allowed me to eat more chicken nuggets than I could have imagined. The best part is that this chicken nugget recipe is low calorie and super easy to make.

I’ve been eating chicken nuggets all my life. My favorites are from Shake Shack and McDonald’s. I’m not saying this recipe totally replaces my favorite nuggets, but it does come pretty close to the real deal.

Here is my quick chicken nugget PLUS my bomb dipping sauce recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

Yield: 6 servings

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

magic chef air fryer chicken nuggets

I made chicken nuggets using my air fryer! I also included my delicious garlic dipping sauce. Please enjoy this easy and healthier version of the chicken nugget.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


Chicken Nuggets Coating

Magic Garlic Dipping Sauce


Prepare the ingredients

  1. Cut the chicken into little cubes and set in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix the panko and Italian bread crumbs in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Crack and beat the eggs in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper (a few shakes) for some flavor and mix.

Coat and Cook the Chicken

  1. Dip the chicken cube into egg bowl and then transfer it into the bread crumb bowl. Roll the chicken around until it is evenly coated.
  2. Place the coated chicken onto the air fryer tray.
  3. Continue coatiing the chicken until the air fryer basket or tray is full.
  4. Put the chicken into the air fryer and use the Misto to spray olive oil onto the chicken.
  5. Cook on 380 degrees for 14 minutes. Flip at the 7 minute mark and continue cooking until done.
  6. Once done, empty air fryer tray or basket onto a large plate and service with sauce.

Bomb Not-So-Secret-Sauce

I just started throwing sauces together and came up with this sauce. I took it a party and everyone loved it. Here is my best recipe for this magical sauce!

  1. Mince the garlic into a small bowl.
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix it up.
  3. Serve into a little bowls and enjoy!


You will need an air fryer. I recommend using this air fryer by Magic Chef..

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 411Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 459mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 43g
making chicken nuggets in magic chef air fryer

We use this air fryer by Magic Chef.

magic chef air fryer chicken nuggets

I’ll be trying these sausage balls recipe in my air fryer next! It’ll make a great Summer appetizer and will go perfectly with my magic dipping sauce!

We hope you enjoyed our Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets Recipe!

Got any awesome air fryer recipes? Please let me know in the comments. I’d love to try them!

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