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air fryer chicken nuggets with honey mustard

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Sauce

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets get so crispy and golden brown. A healthier option made by breading chicken breast pieces with Panko and Parmesan cheese. An easy air fryer recipe that is perfect for the whole family – adult and kids alike! Serve the nuggets with an easy homemade honey mustard sauce.



Chicken Nuggets

  • 1 lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted. Salted or Unsalted
  • Cooking Spray

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 3 tablespoons Mayo
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper


Chicken Nuggets

  1. Prepare Breading. Add melted butter to a shallow bowl. In a second shallow bowl, mix the Panko, parmesan, salt, and pepper.
  2. Bread Nuggets. Dip the chicken pieces in the melted butter then dredge in the Panko breading. Place on a plate and continue with all chicken pieces.
  3. Air Fry. Spray basket of air fryer with cooking spray. Add breaded chicken pieces to the air fryer in a single layer (cooking in batches, if needed). Air fry at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes, gently flip pieces halfway through. Cooking time will vary slightly depending on size of chicken nuggets. They are done when they are cooked through (165 degrees F), golden brown, and crispy.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

  1. Mix Sauce. In a small bowl, mix together the dipping sauce ingredients. Taste and adjust, if needed.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Air Fryer, Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets, Homemade chicken nuggets, homemade honey mustard dipping sauce, air fryer chicken recipe

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