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Homemade Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Easy homemade air fryer chicken nuggets coated in panko that have a crispy crust on the outside and tender meat inside. Make your own air fryer nuggets that are healthier and more delicious than store bough.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Quick Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people
Calories 307 kcal


  • 1 lb Chicken Breast
  • 2 tablespoons Cream
  • 1 cup Panko or bread crumbs
  • 1 Piece Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil


  • Cut the meat into similar sized cubes.
    1 lb Chicken Breast
  • Season the meat and let it marinate for a few minutes.
    1/2 teaspoon Salt, 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Add the cream and an egg over the meat. Mix all the ingredients well.
    2 tablespoons Cream, 1 Piece Egg
  • Pour the panko in a bag. Add 4-5 pieces of meat over the panko. Close well the bag and shake the bag until the meat will be well covered on all the sides with the panko. Repeat the procedure until you have breaded all the meat pieces.
    1 cup Panko
  • Sprinkle the air fryer basket with oil or cooking spray and arrange the pieces of meat in a single layer.
    1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Cook the chicken nuggets at  380°F (190°C) for about 15 minutes.


  • Cut the meat into similar sized cubes. This will help us to obtain equal cooked meat.
  • Don't overcrowd the air fryer basket. If you need to cook a larger quantity of chicken nuggets, consider cooking them in a few batches.
  • Want an even crispier crust? After you arranged all the chicken nuggets on the air fryer basket, sprinkle them with a little bit of olive oil. 

Nutrition Estimates

Sodium: 734mgCalcium: 60mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 272IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 629mgCholesterol: 165mgCalories: 307kcalTrans Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 10gProtein: 37gCarbohydrates: 15gIron: 2mg
Keyword air fryer, chicken, easy recipe, fried, quick recipes
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