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Tyson Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer – Quick & Easy

Do you love Chicken nuggets?! These Tyson Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer come out so crispy and juicy! They’re quick and easy just pop them into the air fryer.

white plate with chicken nuggets dipping sauce in the back(buffalo, ranch, ketchup, and bbq)

Tyson Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer

Boy, let me tell you how hard it was to find these chicken nuggets. They have been on sale lately, and everyone has been beating me to them. When I finally found them, I was jumping for joy.

Tyson is honestly my go-to for frozen chicken. They never disappoint. Do you remember those flavorful Tyson Anytizers Popcorn Chicken I made before? Well you’ll definitely have to check out these other super delicious and easy to make recipes; Air Fryer Tyson Chicken Fries, Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Bites, and Air Fryer Tyson Honey Battered Breast Tenders.

If you love chicken nuggets but love spicy food you also have to check out these Air Fryer Tyson Spicy Chicken Nuggets.

Chicken nuggets have been a go-to of mine since I’ve been little. I think I just never grew out of loving them!

white plate with chicken nuggets dipping sauce in the back(buffalo, ranch, ketchup, and bbq) one nugget has ranch on it

❤️ Why you’ll love this easy air fryer recipe

  • Budget Friendly – A 2lb of Tyson Chicken Nuggets was $7.39 at my local Mejier. Grab them while they’re on sale, because they can be pricey if not.
  • Easy air fryer snack – with nothing to prepare, all you have to do is heat these chicken nuggets up in the air fryer to be able to enjoy them.
  • Family Friendly – If you have picky kids, you can never go wrong with chicken nuggets.

Ingredients

  • Tyson Chicken nuggets
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✳️ Tips & Tricks

Just because the chicken is frozen you still want to use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the chicken nuggets is 165F.

To make dinner time fun for the little ones you can make these Air Fryer Dino Buddies. Lets them have fun while eating dinner. Plus the adults will love them also!

Tools to make this Tyson Chicken Nuggets

  • Cosori Air Fryer – this is my favorite air fryer. The large air fryer basket makes it so easy to cook your favorite recipes.
  • Tongs – tongs are easiest to remove and flip the chicken
  • Meat thermometer – You always want to ensure the internal temperature of ANY chicken is 165F.

How to make Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer

  1. Place the chicken nuggets in the air fryer basket. You want to make sure you only do a single layer.
  2. Place the air fryer basket inside the air fryer. Cook at 360F for 8 minutes.
  3. Once the timer goes off remove the chicken nuggets from the air fryer and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place chicken nuggets on a cooking sheet.
  3. Cook for 12 minutes.
  4. Once the timer goes off remove them from the oven and serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.

Substitutions

If you don’t like chicken nuggets you can use popcorn chicken or chicken tenders instead.

white plate with chicken nuggets on it. one dipped in ketchup

What to serve with Tyson Chicken Nuggets

These Homemade Waffle Fries are amazing they taste just like Chick-Fil-A waffle fries. Another great side dish is this Homemade Mac and Cheese.

How to store

  • Place in an airtight container and store for up to three days.

♨️ How to reheat

You can reheat your chicken nuggets in the Air Fryer. Set the Air Fryer to 350 and cook for 2 minutes to reheat.

white plate with chicken nuggets one nugget has a bite out of it.

❓FAQs

Is Tyson chicken nuggets real meat?

Yes, Tyson chicken nuggets are made with 100% white meat chicken.

Which frozen chicken nuggets taste most like McDonald’s?

If your kiddos are craving a McDonald’s or Burger King chicken nuggets, they’ll love Tyson or Banquet Chicken Nuggets.

How long to cook chicken nuggets in the air fryer?

Cook at 360F for 8 minutes flipping halfway through.

More Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Recipes

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Tyson Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets?! These Tyson Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer were so crispy and juicy. Quick and easy just pop them into the air fryer.
5 from 31 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Calories 270 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tyson chicken nuggets

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken nuggets in the air fryer basket. You want to make sure you only do a single layer.
  • Place the air fryer basket inside the air fryer. Cook at 360F for 8 minutes.
  • Once the timer goes off remove the chicken nuggets from the air fryer and serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 14gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 470mgPotassium: 135mg
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