How Long to Cook Frozen Chicken Nuggets in Air Fryer


Air fryers have become increasingly popular in recent years, but many people still don’t know how to use them. Despite their name, air fryers don’t actually use air; instead, they heat up oil that circulates around food. The result is chicken nuggets that are crispy on the outside and juicy inside—just like fried chicken!

Set the temperature to 350-400 degrees F (176-204 C).

To set the temperature, press the button on your air fryer. It will be labeled with a number (usually between 350-400 degrees F) and “C” or “F.” If you don’t see this option on your device, refer to its manual for instructions on how to set it up.

  • Press the button until it reads 350 degrees F (176 C). This setting should be good for most foods that don’t require high heat like steak or chicken wings.
  • Press it again if you want lower temperatures than this; for example, if you want to cook frozen French fries at 325 degrees F (163 C), press once more after entering 325 as your preferred temperature setting

Set the air fryer’s timer to 15 minutes.

Set the air fryer’s timer to 15 minutes. If you want your chicken nuggets to be crispy, set the timer for a shorter time. If you want them to be moist, set it for a longer time.

Check on the chicken nuggets after 10 minutes and flip them over.


After 10 minutes, check on your chicken nuggets. If they’re golden brown and crisp, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool for 5 minutes before serving.

If your nuggets are still not quite done after 15 minutes of cooking, continue flipping them over every 5 minutes until they reach your desired level of doneness.

Let them cook for another 5 minutes.

  • Let them cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken nuggets from the air fryer, and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

It takes about 20 minutes to cook frozen chicken nuggets in an air fryer.

Air fryers are great for cooking frozen foods, but you should follow a few simple rules when using them.

  • Don’t put too many nuggets in the air fryer at once. If you do, they won’t cook evenly and some parts will be burnt while other parts remain uncooked (this is called “stacking” or “overcrowding”). The recommended maximum number of chicken nuggets to use at once is 6-8 ounces, which is about 24 pieces of breaded chicken breast meat. If you have smaller pieces of meat like fish sticks or shrimp rings instead of chicken breasts then you can fit more into your air fryer at one time; however keep in mind that these foods will take longer than their larger counterparts because they are thinner and require less time for heat penetration into their centers before being fully cooked through.*
  • Do not put any kind of raw meat into an electric oven unless specifically instructed by its manufacturer! This includes ground beef patties as well as steaks like flank steak.*


This is a quick and easy way to cook frozen chicken nuggets. They come out perfectly cooked every time, with a crispy crust and juicy interior. The best part about using an air fryer is that it doesn’t take up much space on your kitchen countertop!

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