Frozen Chicken Nuggets in Air Fryer [Tyson]

YieldPreparation timeCook timeTotal time
2 servings 0 minutes10 minutes 10 minutes

Frozen chicken nuggets are popular appetizers since they take only a few minutes to prepare in the air fryer. Take a look at this super fast recipe and you’ll be enchanted to prepare any meal with an air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen chicken nuggets (Tyson)

Equipment

Instructions

1. Remove the frozen chicken nuggets from the package. Place them into the air fryer basket.

2. Cook at 400ºF (204ºC) for 10 minutes, flipping them halfway.

3. In order to make sure your nuggets are very crispy, wait until they turn golden brown.

4. Serve your air fryer frozen chicken nuggets with a salad or dipping sauce of your choice.

To complement these chicken nuggets, you can make the following recipes:

Can I cook frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer?

One of the healthiest ways to cook air fryer frozen chicken nuggets is to heat them up without oil so you won’t feel guilty about eating them. Consequently, you will add fewer calories to your body, which is beneficial.

Those who prefer homemade chicken nuggets may also use an air fryer to prepare them. Then, you can prepare frozen chicken as well. You can even prepare raw chicken, there’s no problem.

How do you air fry frozen chicken nuggets?

They’re so easy to make. Don’t defrost them; just place them in the air fryer basket or rack. Set the temperature at 400ºF (204ºC) and the cooking time, 10-12 minutes. For even cooking, turn them halfway through cooking. Serve your air fryer frozen chicken nuggets and enjoy immediately!

Here are a few options you can find at Walmart, Costco, Sam’s, Trader Joe’s, and any other store:

  • Tyson, fully cooked fun chicken nuggets and boneless.
  • Tyson, naturals gluten free breaded chicken breast nuggets.
  • Tyson, grilled & ready, chicken breast nuggets (non-breaded).
  • Tyson, panko chicken nuggets.
  • Banquet, chicken breast nuggets.
  • Kroger, breaded chicken nuggets.
  • Yummy, dinosaur shaped chicken breast nuggets.

This is another option for those who are vegetarian or vegan:

  • Morning Star Farms, classic frozen veggie chik’n nuggets.

Tyson chicken nuggets Nutrition Facts

For fully cooked chicken nuggets, serving size: 90 g

  • Calories: 270
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Cholesterol: 40 mg
  • Sodium: 470 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 15 g
  • Protein 14 g

For panko chicken nuggets (fully cooked), serving size: 85 g

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg
  • Sodium: 380 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 12 g
  • Protein 12 g

What temperature and how long does it take to cook frozen chicken nuggets?

It may vary depending on the power of each appliance, but one temperature can be 400ºF (204ºC). If we take this one, it might take us about 10 minutes.

Check the table below for more details, including different models of air fryers.


Cooking chart for frozen chicken nuggets

ModelCooking timeTemperature
Ninja foodi8 minutesPreheat
360ºF (182ºC)
T-fal prestige XL8 minutes392ºF (200ºC)
Cosori8 minutesPreheat
360ºF (182ºC)
Power air fryer oven 36010 minutesPreheat
425ºF (218ºC)
Gourmia10 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Pampered chef deluxe10-12 minutespress air fry
Zenchef10 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Cuisinart digital toaster oven8 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Instant pot duo11 minutes392ºF (200ºC)
Cook’s essentials 5.3 qt10 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Kitchen Academy8 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Nuwave Bravo XL Smart Oven toaster10-15 minutes425ºF (218ºC)
Instant Pot Air fryer Lid8 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Power air fryer oven Elite15 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Oster10-15 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Models, times and temps for air fryer frozen chicken nuggets

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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets [Tyson]

Frozen chicken nuggets are popular appetizers since they take only a few minutes to prepare in the air fryer. Take a look at this super fast recipe and you'll be enchanted to prepare any meal with an air fryer.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried, air fryer, chicken nuggets, frozen food
Servings: 2
Calories: 270kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 package of frozen chicken nuggets

Instructions

  • Remove the frozen chicken nuggets from the package. Place them into the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 400ºF (204ºC) for 10 minutes, flipping them halfway.
  • In order to make sure your nuggets are very crispy, wait until they turn golden brown.
  • Serve them with a salad or dipping sauce of your choice.

Notes

Calories were estimated using an online nutrition calculator. As a rough guide, it is not intended to replace the advice of a professional dietitian. The exact values can vary depending on the exact ingredients used.

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