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Healthy air fryer chicken nuggets that are crispy and easy to make! Better than Chick Fil A homemade chicken nuggets recipe with panko breadcrumbs.

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets are easy to make!  Whether frozen or fresh, these crispy healthy chicken nuggets will be a family favorite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Lyndsey


  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup homemade bread crumbs see post for recipe
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Kodiak Cakes Flapjack Mix
  • ½ teaspoon salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder divided
  • ½ teaspoon pepper divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika divided
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese


  • Preheat Air Fryer to 390F.  Spray roasting pan with coconut oil spray.
  • Trim chicken breast of excess fat.  Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces with similar thickness.
  • Measure out breadcrumbs and Kodiak cake mix into two separate bowls.  Season breadcrumbs and Kodiak cake mix evenly with spices.  Add parmesan cheese to the breadcrumb bowl.  Put egg in third bowl and scramble with a fork.  Line up the bowls in order of Kodiak Cakes mix, egg, breadcrumbs.
  • Dredge chicken in flour then dip and coat into eggs.  Coat with breadcrumb mix on all sides.
  • Place chicken nuggets in air fryer and cook at 390F for 4 minutes.  Flip and cook for 2-4 minutes depending on thickness of chicken.  Chicken is cooked at 165F and is best determined with a meat thermometer.  Cook until done.