Air Fried Frozen Chicken Nuggets

Air Fried Frozen Chicken Nuggets are so crispy and juicy you will never know they are not deep-fried! It is quick and simple to whip out a hot snack for the kids, by cooking the chicken nuggets the air fryer.

air fried frozen chicken nuggets

We can cook frozen chicken nuggets either by baking them in the oven or frying them in hot oil. Baking them in the oven may result in not so crispy nuggets, whereas deep-frying nuggets will result from oily and unhealthy nuggets.

With an air fryer, we can air fry frozen chicken nuggets with little or no oil at all, and yet we can enjoy crispy chicken nuggets.

How to Cook Air Fried Frozen Chicken Nuggets

First, preheat the air fryer for about 3 minutes to 400°F. I prefer to preheat the air fryer so that the chicken nuggets can start cooking immediately. Next, spray some oil onto the air fryer basket.

Next, place the chicken nuggets into the air fryer basket on a single layer. You should be able to fit about 10 to 12 pieces each time, depending on the size of the nuggets and the size of your air fryer.

air fry chicken nuggets

Air fry at 400°F for 6 minutes.

air fryer

Flip the nuggets over and then continue to cook at 400°F for another 2 minutes or until the nuggets are crispy and golden-brown.

air fried chicken nuggets

Once cooked, serve the air fried frozen chicken nuggets with your favorite dipping sauce. My kids love to eat them with ketchup, while I love to eat them with homemade honey mustard sauce.

Air Frying Tips and Notes:

  1. You do not need to thaw the nuggets first; cook them frozen.
  2. Different chicken nuggets are of different sizes and thicknesses, so you may have to try different cooking times to achieve the ideal crispiness.
  3. If cooking in multiple batches of chicken nuggets back to back, the following batches may cook a little quicker. 

How to Make Honey Mustard Sauce

All you need for this recipe are just simple ingredients. They honey, mustard, mayonnaise, and garlic powder.

  1. Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

Air Fried Frozen Chicken Nuggets

Air Fried Frozen Chicken Nuggets

Air Fried Frozen Chicken Nuggets are so crispy and juicy you will never know they are not deep-fried! It is quick and simple to whip out a hot snack for the kids, by cooking the chicken nuggets the air fryer.
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 persons

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

Air Fried Chicken Nuggets

  • 20 pieces Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Honey Mustard

  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions
 

Chicken Nuggets

  • Preheat the air fryer for about 3 minutes to 400°F
  • Place the chicken nuggets into the air fryer basket on a single layer
  • Air fry at 400°F for 6 minutes
  • Flip the nuggets over and then continue to cook at 400°F for another 4 minutes or until the nuggets are crispy and golden-brown.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Homemade Honey Mustard

  • Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
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