Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Nuggets are a chicken recipe that is made in an air fryer

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Nuggets

These Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Nuggets are a healthy chicken recipe for the whole family! Our kids LOVE these chicken nuggets for dinner…and we do too!

Dinner recipes like these chicken nuggets are always a hit at our house! Try our Air Fryer Chicken Nugget recipe for chicken without ranch flavoring. And don’t forget the Air Fryer French Fries too!

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Nuggets are a chicken recipe that is made in an air fryer

The age old question…”What’s for dinner?”

We get it almost as soon as our kids come home from school, like immediately when they are walking in the door.

I get it, food is on my mind all the time too. Like seriously, a little too much if you ask me…I’m always looking forward to the next meal.

So I guess the apples haven’t fallen far from the tree because our boys are the exact same way.


Healthy Chicken Recipes

As much as we like to indulge in our comfort food recipes here on the site, we also need to have a few keep it real moments and make a few healthier recipes, too.

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Nuggets are a healthy chicken recipe with ranch flavoring

Chicken recipes are one of the most searched for recipe categories, according to the Google Gods, and we’re here to deliver. Some of our favorite healthy chicken recipes include:

Chicken Fried Rice

Rotisserie Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken

Sheet Pan Chicken and Asparagus

…and many, many more! Head over to our Chicken Recipes menu and check them out!


Can I Make These Chicken Nuggets In The Oven?

Yes, you definitely can. Use a rack to place over a baking sheet, spray the chicken with cooking spray and bake in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes, flipping once in between cooking.

I have to tell you, they come out SO much more crispy in the air fryer. They really do. But the oven will do the trick!

Obviously grab some Ranch dressing for dipping, but another great dipping sauce is for these chicken nuggets is our Awesome Sauce!

We put Awesome Sauce on just about everything…and it makes everything awesome!

Can You Freeze These Chicken Nuggets?

Oh yes, we make big batches of this chicken nugget recipe and freeze them for an easy dinner. To reheat, preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees and then cook the frozen nuggets for 10-12 minutes until warmed through.

To reheat these nuggets in the oven, place them in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes, flipping once during cooking.

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Nuggets are an easy chicken recipe

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Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Nuggets are a healthy chicken recipe with ranch flavoring

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Nuggets

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: American


This healthy chicken recipe is loved by kids and adults! Who doesn’t love super crispy, super delicious chicken nuggets?


2 pounds chicken breast, cut into large “nugget” size pieces

2 cups seasoned panko bread crumbs

2 ounces dry ranch seasoning

2 eggs, beaten with a splash of water

Kosher salt to taste

Black pepper to taste


Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.

Set up a breading station by placing the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl, the ranch seasoning in another bowl, and the eggs in another bowl.

Coat each nugget with the ranch seasoning, then into the egg and finally a coating of the breadcrumbs.

Place the breaded nuggets in a single layer in your air fryer for 8 minutes until browned and cooked through. Different air fryers cook at different speeds so cut into a nugget to make sure they are cooked through before removing the batch.

Repeat with remaining chicken nuggets, then serve with ranch dressing our Awesome Sauce!

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