Air Fryer Chick Fil A Nuggets

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5 from 4 votes
Tasty Air Fryer Chick Fil A Nuggets are the perfect dupe for the take out version. But made in the Air Fryer to make them healthier but just as tasty.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Plate of crunch air fryer chicken nuggets

Tasty Air Fryer Chick Fil A Nuggets are the perfect dupe for the take out version. But made in the Air Fryer to make them healthier but just as tasty.

White Plate of crunch air fryer chicken nuggets

This Air Fryer Chick Fil A Nuggets are such a family favorite they have become a staple in the house and I do not even have to feel guilty about making them because they are quick and healthier.

More about Chick Fil A here.

  • Quick Meal: Such a quick meal in the air fryer.
  • Easy Ingredients: Just a few ingredients and you are good to go.
  • Family Friendly: Boy do the kids come running for these crispy chicken nuggets.
  • Taste Amazing: You control the ingredients and know exactly what is in them.

What You Need to Make Air Fryer Chick Fil A Chicken Nuggets

Chicken cut into nuggets, egg, salt pepper and other indgredients needd to make the air fryer chicken nuggets

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make Chick Fil A Nuggets- Step by Step

Dredging station and nuggets about to be fried in air fryer
  • Marinade: First, place cubed chicken into gallon size bag and pour in pickle juice, then refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  • Batter: Meanwhile, mix egg and milk and then in a separate bowl powdered sugar, flour and spices.
  • Coating: Drain nuggets and place in flour and then place in egg milk mixture and back into flour mixture.
  • Fry: Place the battered nuggets in air fryer basket and spray with cooking oil.
Air Fryer nugget done in air fryer and completed nuggets on a plate
  • Cook:  Lastly, cook on 370 for 8-10 minutes, stirring and respraying halfway through.
  • Rest:   Finally, let nuggets cool for 5 minutes before eating. 
Close up on an air fryer chicken nugget with a white plate filled with nuggets in the background

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Common Questions About Chicken Nuggets

HOW LONG CAN THE CHICKEN MARINADE?

To make ahead of time you can have the chicken marinade for up to eight hours.

WHAT TYPE OF PICKLE JUICE DO I USE?

I use dill pickle juice. It works great.

DOES THE CHICKEN TASTE LIKE PICKLES?

On the contrary, the chicken does not have a pickle taste at all.

CAN RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Absolutely, you can make the nuggets in advance and freeze them in an airtight container until you are ready to make them. Just increase the cooking time.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH MY AIR FRY CHICK FIL A NUGGETS?

I make Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe for dipping. Alternatively, Apple Cider BBQ Sauce, Easy Homemade Ranch Dip work great.

Side view of chicken nuggets with the air fryer in the background

Expert Tips for Making Air Fryer Chick Fil A Nuggets

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split into batches.
  • Add a dash: I love a little hot sauce in the batter.
  • Preheat: Make sure that you preheat your air fryer.
  • Overcrowd: During the cooking process do not overcrowd the pan so you acquire perfect crispness.
  • Fry: No Air Fryer, you can fry in oil on the stove, a fryer or even oven bake them.

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Plate of crunch air fryer chicken nuggets

Air Fryer Chick Fil A Nuggets

5 from 4 votes
Tasty Air Fryer Chick Fil A Nuggets are the perfect dupe for the take out version. But made in the Air Fryer to make them healthier but just as tasty.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pickle juice
  • 2 chicken breasts cubed into nuggets
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon house seasoning blend
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cup flour

Instructions

  • Place cubed chicken into gallon size bag and pour in pickle juice. Shake and place back in refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
  • Mix egg and milk until completely combined. Mix powdered sugar, flour and spices in a separate bowl.
  • Drain nuggets and place in flour. Then place in egg milk mixture. Then place back into flour mixture.
  • Place the battered nuggets in air fryer basket and spray with cooking oil.
  • Cook on 370 for 8-10 minutes, stirring and respraying halfway through.
  • Let nuggets cool for 5 minutes before eating.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split into batches.
  • Add a dash: I love a little hot sauce in the batter.
  • Preheat: Make sure that you preheat your air fryer.
  • Overcrowd: During the cooking process do not overcrowd the pan so you acquire perfect crispness.
  • Fry: No Air Fryer, you can fry in oil on the stove, a fryer or even oven bake them.

    Estimated Nutritional Information

    Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 916mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3mg

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    2 thoughts on “Air Fryer Chick Fil A Nuggets”

    1. 5 stars
      Thanks for sharing this chick fil a nuggets! Really easy to make and it tasted amazing! Will make this one again!

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