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Air Fryer Barbecue Chicken Nuggets

Air Fryer Fanatics
Make the best Air Fryer Barbecue Chicken Nuggets, perfect for an easy, quick dinner. These are also easy to make gluten-free too.
4.50 from 20 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 422 kcal


  • 2 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 Cup Seasoned Flour or Gluten-Free Seasoned Flour
  • 1 Cup Barbecue Sauce
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray


  • Cut the chicken into small bite-size chunks and place in a mixing bowl.
  • Coat with the seasoned flour.
  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil cooking spray and evenly pour the chicken into the air fryer.
  • Cook at 390 degrees for 8 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer, coat with olive oil spray and turn the chicken if necessary.
  • Cook for an additional 8 minutes.
  • Check the chicken to be sure it's at least 165 degrees.
  • If so, remove and place it into a clean bowl.
  • Add in the sauce and mix well, coating the chicken.
  • Line the air fryer with a sheet of foil if you prefer or simply add the chicken back to the air fryer and cook for an additional 3 minutes until the sauce is warmed up and the chicken is a bit more crispy and coated.
  • Serve.



The chicken needs to be at least 165 degrees to be fully cooked. All air fryers heat differently, so be sure to check it halfway through the cooking time.
2 Medium Chicken Breast - serves about 4 people 6-8 nuggets. If you need more use 2 pounds of chicken breast.


Serving: 1gCalories: 422kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 24gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 771mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24g
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