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frozen chicken nugget cooked up crispy and juicy with barbecue sauce
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Frozen Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer

Frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer came out fantastic. Makes a great snack or even dinner. Ready in as little as eight minutes cooking time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, dinner, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Matt Freund

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 Box or Pound Frozen Chicken Nuggets
  • 1/4 Cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Ranch Dressing (Optional)

Instructions

How to Cook Frozen Nuggets in an Air Fryer (Uncooked Nuggets)

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place Chicken Nuggets in Basket in a Single Layer
  • Cook 20-22 Minutes
  • Flip Halfway Through Cooking Time

How to Cook Frozen Nuggets in Air Fryer (Precooked Nuggets)

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 Degress Fahrenheit
  • Place Nuggets in Basket in a Single Layer
  • Cook 8-10 Minutes.
  • Flip Halfway Through Cooking Time.

Notes

The cooking times are different and the temperatures are different whether you are using uncooked frozen chicken nuggets or pre-cooked chicken nuggets.
Bell and Evans are the only uncooked nuggets I am familiar with. All the other brands like Tyson and banquet are pre-cooked nuggets..
 

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal