Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets are an air fryer recipe for chicken

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

These super crispy air fryer chicken nuggets are going to be a hit with the whole family!



  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (or thighs) cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 1 cup Italian dressing (you can use light dressing or regular)
  • 2 cups Seasoned Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs beaten with 2 teaspoons water


  1. Marinate the chicken pieces in the dressing for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Remove the chicken from the dressing (discarding the dressing) and place on paper towels to dry off the dressing.
  3. Add the beaten eggs to a shallow dish. Mix the parmesan cheese and the breadcrumbs together in another dish.
  4. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg wash, letting the excess drip off and then into the parmesan/breadcrumb mixture to coat. Repeat with all of the chicken.
  5. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
  6. Spray the baking racks of your air fryer with cooking spray, then add the chicken nuggets in a single layer onto the racks. Spray the tops of the chicken nuggets with cooking spray then place into the air fryer.
  7. Cook for 8 minutes until brown and crispy, take a piece of chicken out to make sure it’s cooke through completely then remove the nuggets from the air fryer.
  8. Serve with honey mustard, BBQ sauce or ketchup!
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

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