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Frozen Chicken Nuggets Air Fryer

It's fast and easy to cook frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer!
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Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 270kcal


  • 24 frozen chicken nuggets


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F / 200C.
  • Place 12 frozen chicken nuggets into the basket of the air fryer in a single layer, being careful to allow space between them.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown, turning the nuggets over halfway through the cooking time.
  • Check for doneness with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be 165F / 74C. Then remove the nuggets, serve, and enjoy!


  • Leave plenty of space between the nuggets and don’t overlap them. They need room for air to circulate, so they get crispy. 
  • No need to use oil when cooking air fryer frozen chicken nuggets. 
  • Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. Start out with less time, check food for doneness, then adjust cooking time as needed.
  • Cooking time needed for frozen nuggets may vary based on the brand, size, and shape, so check for doneness and make adjustments.
  • Preheating your air fryer helps to ensure the nuggets will cook more evenly. 
  • Storage - keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • There are 8 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Potassium: 882mg