Air Fryer Recipes

Frozen Chicken Nuggets in Airfryer

air fryer frozen chicken nuggets

If you have children or ever were one, you understand the value of a great-tasting chicken nugget, preferably one that comes in an amazing shape–like dinosaurs. The struggle I always have with chicken nuggets isn’t about the shape or the lack of diversity it brings to the menu, but rather, the texture of a soggy, rubbery microwaved chicken nugget. However, when you cook frozen chicken nuggets in the airfryer, you can deliver crisp, great-tasting nuggets every time.

We use Kirkwood’s Dinosaur shaped nuggets, which are my 4 year-old son’s favorite. We purchase them by the box at our neighborhood Aldi for around $6.99. These nuggets, which come in T-Rex, Triceratops, and Apatosaurus shapes, taste great, and they are relatively  healthy, as far as chicken nuggets go.

In the microwave, these nuggets take around a minute to heat up, which is convenient, but the texture of most frozen to microwave products grosses me out. It’s definitely worth the extra twelve minutes to prep these in the air fryer, which is stll 8-10 minutes faster than baking them in the oven, not including the time it takes for your oven to preheat.

While cooking frozen chicken nuggets in the airfryer will never be a disappointment, using an air fryer is also a fast, easy way to reheat restaurant chicken nuggets, chicken tenders, or French fries your little one left on the plate. When it comes to texture and taste, an air fryer beats a microwave any day.

Frozen Chicken Nuggets in Airfryer
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
13 mins

Its quick and easy to air fry frozen chicken nuggets. They come out so crispy!

  • 8 pieces Frozen Chicken Nuggets
  1. Place frozen chicken nuggets in air fryer basket

  2. Cook for 12 minutes at 400 degrees

  3. Plate and Enjoy!

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