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Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

A healthier option for a kid-friendly dinner perfect for after school!


1 boneless skinless chicken breast

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup unsalted butter melted

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan optional


Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees for 4 minutes. Trim any fat from chicken breast, Slice into 1/2 inch thick slices, then each slice into 2 to 3 nuggets. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Place melted butter in a small bowl and breadcrumbs ( with Parmesan, if using ) in another small bowl.

Dip each piece of chicken in butter, then breadcrumbs. Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to bake in two batches or more.

Set timer to 8 minutes.

When done, check if the internal temperature of chicken nuggets is at least 165 degrees F. Remove nuggets from basket with tongs and set onto a plate to cool.

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