Frozen chicken nuggets have been a staple in households across the country for decades. But what happens when you put them in the air fryer? Do they get crispy and delicious, or do they end up soggy and unappetizing?

In this blog, I’ll instruct you on how to cook frozen chicken nuggets in an air fryer and see what results they produce. Get ready to put your taste buds to the test!

1. How To Cook Frozen Chicken Nuggets in Air Fryer


  • Frozen Chicken Nuggets Package (Tyson or your favorite brand)
  • Your Favorite Dipping Sauce


Step 1: Take the amount of frozen chicken nuggets you want to eat out of the package

Step 2: Put frozen chicken nuggets into the air fryer basket and spread them in a single layer.

Step 3: Air fry frozen chicken nuggets at 400 ° F for 8 minutes, after the first 4 minutes pause to check and shake the basket.

Step 4: Use kitchen tongs to transfer chicken nuggets to a plate and serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.

2. Tips When Cooking Frozen Chicken Nuggets in Air Fryer

  • You don’t need to preheat the air fryer and thaw frozen chicken nuggets before cooking.
  • You should leave as much space around them as possible; this will help chicken nuggets become more crispy and delicious.
  • Buffalo Sauce, BBQ Sauce, and ketchup are the three most suitable dipping sauces for you to enjoy chicken nuggets
  • You don’t need to spray oil. Because these frozen chicken nuggets are already pre-fried
  • You should use parchment paper so that you can easily clean the basket after frying

3. What Sauce To Serve With Chicken Nuggets?

When it comes to chicken nuggets, everyone can agree on one thing: they’re delicious! But, if you’re planning on serving them for dinner, you have to decide on the perfect sauce to go with them. From ketchup to BBQ sauce, there are so many different options to choose from.

The classic go-to sauce for chicken nuggets is ketchup. Kids especially enjoy dipping their nuggets in ketchup and it’s a very versatile sauce that goes with pretty much any type of food. If you’re looking for something a little different, try a honey mustard sauce. It’s a great mix of sweet and tangy and it pairs especially well with chicken nuggets.

If you like a bit of spice, you can’t go wrong with buffalo sauce. It’s great for adding a kick to your chicken nuggets and it goes great with a side of celery sticks and ranch dressing. BBQ sauce is another great option that can give your nuggets a sweet and smoky flavor.

For something a little different, try a teriyaki sauce. It’s a great way to give your nuggets a bit of an Asian flair. You can also try a creamy garlic sauce or a spicy chili sauce for an extra kick.

No matter what sauce you decide to serve with your chicken nuggets, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone. With so many different options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one for your dinner. So, the next time you’re serving chicken nuggets, don’t forget to pick up some sauce to go with them.

Overall, cooking frozen chicken nuggets in an air fryer is a great way to quickly and easily make a delicious and healthy meal. The air fryer cooks the nuggets evenly and quickly, without the need for oil or added fat making them a great option for a quick and easy meal.

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I'm the founder of the blog Air-Fryer.Recipes. My favorite cooking method is using an air fryer, and I want to share great recipes when using this kitchen appliance.

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