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frozen chicken nuggets cooked in air fryer on a plate with ketchup and mustard for dipping

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets

Air fryer frozen chicken nuggets are super easy and cook in a matter of minutes! Pair these up with the perfect dipping sauce for the perfect snack or meal that your whole family will love.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 107kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $3


  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi


  • 16 oz frozen chicken nuggets
  • air fryer safe cooking spray (optional)


  • Lightly spray air fryer basket with air fryer safe cooking spray.
  • Place frozen chicken nuggets in fryer basket. Do not overfill basket. 
  • On 400°, cook for approximately 8-10 minutes.
  • If additional cook time is needed, cook for an additional 1-2 minute (check each time) until you reach your desired level of crispness as needed.


Chicken Nugget Dipping Sauce Ideas: 
  • Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wing Sauce (which is really great for dipping everything from chicken wings, to pizza, to tater tots!).
  • Bang Bang Sauce: a sweet and spicy mayonnaise based dipping sauce.
  • Chili Crisp: a delicious Asian sauce packed with spicy umami flavor!
Frozen Chicken Nugget Brands: 
This recipe works well with any brand of frozen chicken nuggets. Some amazing chicken nugget brand options are Tyson, Perdue, Banquet, Bell & Evans, Applegate, Weaver, Earth’s Best, Trader Joe’s, Fast Fixin’, Pilgrim’s and Quorn.


Calories: 107kcal | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 75mg | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg