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If you are looking for a great recipe that will teach you how to make Chick fil A Chicken Nuggets Recipe, then this air fryer Chicken Nuggets recipe is the first you should try, my Air Fryer Chicken Wings are a pretty awesome next.
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
I was craving nuggets one night and not just any chicken nuggets, I wanted the Chick Fil A nugget recipe.
To curb my craving I decided to make these Copycat Air Fryer Chick fil A Chicken Nuggets. These air fryer nuggets are nothing like fast food!
I think they may honestly be better than at Chick Fil A.
And I love chick fil a’s nuggets. I would have never thought that I could air fry chicken and it turn out so amazingly delicious and super crispy too.
Copycat Air Fryer Chick fil A Chicken Nuggets
I remember the first time I tried Chick-Fil-A, it was a joyous day. We were out running errands and heard there was a new place in town to eat.
We stopped in and I got their nuggets, and to my surprise, I fell in love with the first bite.
Don’t even get me started on their dipping sauce, that stuff is massively addictive. I dipped my fries and my chicken in it and had no regrets.
I knew my love for the Chick fil a chicken nuggets was real, and I had to find out how to make them at home.
When I first started working at creating this copycat air fryer chick-fil-a recipe I knew it might take some practice.
But sure enough I nailed it, and my kids devoured them as well.
Juicy and flavorful perfect sized nuggets, that made the perfect lunch for me and the kids. I then began making these nuggets so often because my kids just begged for them.
I would rather make a bit of a healthier version as it uses a lot less oil, and let them gobble them up.
Copycat Air Fryer Chick-fil-A Nuggets
Chick Fil A Chicken Nugget Recipe
One thing I love about using my Air Fryer is that it uses little to no oil. When I use breading on your air fryer fried chicken, I usually spray them pretty thoroughly before I put the chicken in the air fryer, to get that golden brown glow that you get when deep frying.
I spray 1 side at a time, then at half the cook time when I turn the chicken I spray again.
Still a healthier alternative to fried foods, without giving up that crunch factor that we all love so much.
I am always on the hunt for power air fryer oven recipes to try out, and these nuggets are a home run.
I added this air fryer chicken recipe into my recipe cards to keep on hand, whenever I get that craving for chick fil a, which is more often than not.
Copycat Air Fryer Chick-fil-A Nuggets
The flavor was a point on. One thing that would have made it better would have been that amazing Polynesian Sauce for me to dip them in, for now, I only had honey mustard on hand, which was still great. I have yet to master this amazing chick fil a sauce, but I am going to keep trying
It would help bring even more flavor goodness into the chicken.
But this copycat chick fil a nuggets recipe came out amazing, and was done in less than 20 minutes!
I highly recommend it to anyone looking for less oil used or to make at home cause you don’t live near a Chick Fil A!
You won’t be disappointed with the results of this air fryer recipe provides on the nuggets.
Does Chick Fil A Soak Their Chicken In Pickle Juice?
These nugget sized chicken breast pieces were so extremely tender and did I mention the flavor? Once I got full I was kind of upset that I had to stop eating them.
Who would have thought that pickle juice would make such a great marinade? The pickle juice makes them taste just like the real thing!
I didn’t, but it was amazing, for lack of a more creative word. The pickle juice does a great job at keeping the flavors locked into the meat and keeping it moist as it cooks.
I actually marinate a steak after I tried this, and when I pulled it off the grill to eat, it was one of the most tender steaks we have eaten. So don’t knock pickle juice, it is a wonderful thing.
My family loved my Copycat Air Fryer Chick-fil-A Nuggets too, they actually asked me to make more the same night.
I didn’t lol, but next time I will make probably a double batch and then freeze them for the kids to reheat and eat as an after-school snack or on the weekends.
As you can see, this recipe was one that our family for sure will keep making for the future. I think using chicken tenderloins would be great for this recipe too!
Not sure will ever go buy these in the restaurant again, I am so happy and proud of how well these turned out, that they will go into our regular dinner rotation.
Check out this recipe for the Chick Fil A chicken sandwiches too.
And it would be totally easy to convert this into a lower-carb version, by switching out some of the more carby ingredients and replacing them. Like for instance, use parmesan cheese instead of flour.
The main complaint I have seen from my readers is that the flour mixture doesn’t brown enough, make sure to shake off the excess and if you are worried about having this issue try spritzing with a little more olive oil.
But most importantly, make sure to follow the recipe exactly. This recipe has definitely become a fast favorite fried food, of the foods that are not fried.
Your nuggets need to be in a single layer in your air fryer basket.
I am finding myself air frying any recipe I think will work. And have you tried french fries?? They are amazing!
Copycat recipes are some of my favorite things to try at home. And if you want to make an amazing dipping sauce to go with them, then this Homemade Ranch Dressing recipe is perfect!
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Useful for this recipe:
- Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Packet Recipe for ranch dipping sauce