Why have frozen chicken nuggets when you can have them fresh and homemade? They come out perfectly crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside, thanks to the air fryer.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix buttermilk and chicken in a large bowl and let soak while you prepare the seasoned flour.

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  • Combine flour, Parmesan cheese, paprika, parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Beat eggs in a separate bowl. Pour bread crumbs onto a flat plate.

  • Dredge each chicken nugget first in flour, then in beaten egg, and finally coat in breadcrumbs.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray the basket with cooking spray. Place as many nuggets into the basket as you can without overcrowding. Lightly mist the tops of the nuggets with cooking spray.

  • Cook for 10 minutes. Flip chicken nuggets and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove and repeat with remaining nuggets.

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; protein 33.4g 67% DV; carbohydrates 33.5g 11% DV; fat 6.8g 11% DV; cholesterol 118.5mg 40% DV; sodium 563.8mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2019
Great recipe. I did have to change the buttermilk, though, I used 1 cup sour cream an1 cup milk (allowed it to sit for about 15 minutes and then added my chicken pieces to it). Also, I used a smoked paprika and 1 Tbsp garlic powder (both because of my family's personal preference. Results they were gone as fast as I brought them out of Air Fryer. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2020
I like the coating texture although it lacks flavor. Maybe this should be chalked up to me being an air fryer newbie or possibly it varies by air fryer brand but my results were these should have been cooked longer than two minutes once flipped. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2019
Great recipe. I did have to change the buttermilk, though, I used 1 cup sour cream an1 cup milk (allowed it to sit for about 15 minutes and then added my chicken pieces to it). Also, I used a smoked paprika and 1 Tbsp garlic powder (both because of my family's personal preference. Results they were gone as fast as I brought them out of Air Fryer. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2020
I like the coating texture although it lacks flavor. Maybe this should be chalked up to me being an air fryer newbie or possibly it varies by air fryer brand but my results were these should have been cooked longer than two minutes once flipped. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2020
Good recipe! Cooked up fast and was very tasty. I will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2020
Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2020
I was skeptical about how crisp and crunchy these would turn out. But I was pleasantly surprised! I followed the directions completely. These came out crispy and excellent! Next time I make them I will be adding more seasoning to them. To ensure that the chicken stayed tender, after I cut the breasts into bite sized pieces before I let them rest in the buttermilk, I filled a container with a lid with hot water and poured salt into it and then let the chicken brine in the hot water for 15 minutes in the fridge. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2019
Five stars. These came out perfectly! I used gluten free ingredients. My kids devoured them. Thank you for the recipe. It s a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2020
I thought there were great! They came out well done and crispy just like the ones in the main picture. While preparing, I put too many tenders in the buttermilk so I left extras in the buttermilk overnight. When I made them the following day, as an encore from my partner, they were super tender. I'll likely do that from now on. Read More
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