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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

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Crispy and spicy, Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Nuggets are great for big game, lunch or dinner.

air fryer buffalo chicken nuggets

These are spicy! Season with chili powder, pepper, garlic powder and paprika and dip into hot sauce. I love the buffalo flavored ones. This is evident from the many buffalo recipes on my blog. I made the nuggets very crispy with the oil. If you love buffalo sauce as much as I do, try my other healthy buffalo appetizers like Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Skins, Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls, and Buffalo Chicken Dip.

buffalo chicken nuggets

Buffalo Chicken Nuggets Ingredients:

  • chicken: We use 2 pieces of boneless and skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces. You can also use boneless thighs if you like darker meat, or cut the breast into longer lengths to make buffalo chicken tenders.
  • spices: Season the chicken with garlic powder, paprika, chili powder and black pepper.
  • coating: Dip chicken nuggets in hot sauce and then bread crumbs (gluten-free bread crumbs work too).I love Frank’s Red HotBut feel free to use whatever you like.
  • olive oil spray: Spray chicken with olive oil and fry.

How long do you cook chicken nuggets in an air fryer?

Buffalo chicken nuggets in 400 degree oven for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through. A spritz of olive oil to crisp the crumbs.this is air fryer I own and love That’s 7 qt.

What to Accompany Buffalo Bites

I love serving these Buffalo Chicken Nuggets with a classic side. Celery and carrot sticks with blue cheese dressing. It can also be eaten as is as a party appetizer, or drizzled with blue cheese dressing on lettuce for a buffalo chicken salad.

air fryer buffalo chicken bites

More air fryer chicken recipes you’ll love:

air fryer buffalo chicken nuggets

180 calorie
27 protein
9.5 carbohydrate
3 fat

Preparation time: Five minutes

Cooking time: 16 minutes

total time: twenty one minutes

Crispy and spicy, Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Nuggets are great for big game, lunch or dinner.

  • 1 lb boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (2 Breasts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili powder, Use powdered cayenne to heat
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs, or gluten-free bread crumbs
  • olive oil spray
  • 3 tablespoon frank’s hot sauce, or your favorite hot sauce
  • Optional: celery stalks and carrot sticks, 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing, for serving
  • Cut the chicken into small bite-sized pieces. Season with garlic powder, paprika, chili powder and black pepper.

  • Put the bread crumbs in a small bowl. Place hot sauce in another small bowl.

  • Dip the chicken in the hot sauce several times at a time, then in the bread crumbs, batches as needed, and place in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

  • Spray the top with plenty of olive oil, air-fry at 400°C for 8 minutes, turn over halfway through, and spray the other side as well.

  • Garnish with celery and carrot sticks and blue cheese dressing, if desired.

calorie: 180kcal, carbohydrate: 9.5g, protein: 27g, thick: 3g, saturated fat: 0.5g, cholesterol: 83mg, sodium: 501.5mg, fiber: 0.5g, sugar: 1g

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