Air Fryer Chik-fil-A Copycat Nuggets

Ever start craving Chik-fil-A on a Sunday, only to realize your fix is nowhere in sight? Have no fear - you can make nuggets that are just as tasty in your air fryer!

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plate of chicken nuggets

Looking to break in that shiny new air fryer? Or are you a seasoned air-frying pro? Either way, you’re going to want to add this recipe into your rotation STAT.

plate of chicken nuggets

Air Fryer Chik-fil-A Copycat Nuggets

Jacklin Altman
Ever start craving Chik-fil-A on a Sunday, only to realize your fix is nowhere in sight? Have no fear – you can make nuggets that are just as tasty in your air fryer!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 177 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup pickle juice
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Bread crumb mixture I did panko and seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika – but you can use regular breadcrumbs too. To get the real Chick-fil-A flavor, add 2 tbsp of powdered sugar into your panko mixture

Instructions
 

  • Cut up chicken breast, marinate in pickle juice (3/4 cup for 30 min in fridge)
  • Meanwhile, beat egg with hot sauce and milk
  • Dunk chicken pieces in egg mixture and coat in bread crumb mixture and lay on an air fryer sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray, and give the chicken a little spritz of cooking spray before air frying
  • Air fry in a single layer (don't over-crowd!) for ~9 min at 375
  • For the pictured side dish, I just tossed brussel sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper and air fried it until crispy, then topped with my fave ginger teriyaki sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 26gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 912mgPotassium: 475mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 143IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer, chicken, chicken nuggets
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