Easy Tyson Chicken Nuggets Air Fryer

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Tyson Chicken Nuggets Air Fryer

Frozen Tyson chicken nuggets in the air fryer are very easy to prepare, and they give this frozen food a delicious crunchy texture that you cannot otherwise enjoy.

Chicken Nuggets with ketchup

Plus, when you air fry chicken nuggets, they are ready quickly, and they taste better than when they are prepared any other way.

Check out our easy instructions below! 

Frozen Chicken Nuggets Air Fryer

Making frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer allows you to cook the chicken nuggets quickly and have them turn out tasting better than when they are prepared using any other method. Plus, there is not much clean up in the kitchen when they are made in your air fryer. 

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets Ingredients

Frozen chicken nuggets 

Cooking spray, optional 

Dipping sauce

How to Air Fry Chicken Nuggets

Preheat your air fryer to 350°F. 

To air fry chicken nuggets, pull the package from the freezer and open it. Add a single layer of frozen chicken nuggets to your air fryer basket. 

Close the air fryer, and air fry at 350°F for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. The exact amount of time it takes to air fry your frozen chicken nuggets will depend upon your specific air fryer. We are using an Instant Brand air fryer to make our frozen chicken nuggets. 

If desired, you can check on your chicken nuggets halfway through the cooking time, and shake the basket or turn the nuggets so that they are rearranged and cook evenly. 

Once the chicken nuggets are warmed all the way through, you can remove them from the air fryer, serve them alongside your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy! 

Chicken Nuggets from the side

How Long to Cook Chicken Nuggets in Air Fryer

Typically, if your air frying frozen chicken nuggets at 350°F, it will take between eight and 10 minutes for them to be cooked. However, this time may vary depending on your specific air fryer.

It is always a good rule of thumb to set your timer for less than you think you will need and add more time as desired.

Cook Time and Temperature

Tyson chicken says that you should air fry your frozen chicken nuggets at 300°F for approximately nine minutes. 

We recommend that you air fry your frozen chicken nuggets at 350°F for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until they are warmed through depending upon your specific air fryer. 

We prefer to air fry and a slightly higher temperature because the chicken nuggets turned out a little bit more crispy than when air fried at 300°F. 

If you want them even crispier, you can air fry the chicken nuggets at 400°F for approximately 6 to 8 minutes. You’ll want to be sure to check on the chicken nuggets often so that they do not burn. 

What sauce to serve with air fryer frozen chicken nuggets

There are many different dipping sauces you can serve your frozen chicken nuggets with. Below are a few of our favorite dipping sauce ideas. 

Dipping Ideas to Serve

Ketchup

BBQ Sauce

Chick-fil-a sauce

Mustard

Dijon mustard

Mayonnaise

Tips and Tricks

Cooking Time. We recommend that you set the cooking time on your air fryer for less than you anticipate needing. Then add more until your chicken nuggets are done to your liking. 

Extra Crispy. If you like your chicken nuggets extra crispy, you can try increasing the air frying temperature. But be sure to keep an eye on the nuggets so that they don’t become overcooked. 

Internal Temperature. Most chicken nuggets come pre-cooked. This is something you will want to double-check to make sure yours are. If they happen to not come pre-cooked, you will want to be sure to air fry your chicken nuggets until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. 

Chicken Nuggets close up with ketchup

Cooking Variations

In addition to air frying your frozen chicken nuggets, you can also try cooking them using a few other methods if desired. The other two primary methods you could use to cook frozen chicken nuggets are to bake them in the oven or to microwave them. 

Bake: To bake frozen chicken nuggets, you’ll want to preheat the oven to 400°F. And then pour your frozen chicken nuggets onto a rimmed cookie sheet, and arrange them in a single layer.

Place them into the oven and bake for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. 

Microwave: You can also microwave chicken nuggets. To microwave them, arrange the nuggets on a microwave-safe plate in a single layer. The amount of time it takes for the chicken nuggets in the microwave will depend on how many nuggets you are trying to warm.

Microwave for one minute for less (approximately 5 nuggets) or 2 minutes and 30 seconds for more nuggets. Set the time for less and add more cook time as needed. 

Storage and Reheating

Room Temperature. Chicken nuggets that have been cooked should remain at room temperature for no more than two hours before they go bad. 

Fridge. Leftover chicken nuggets can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. To refrigerate, place an airtight container or in a zipped plastic storage bag. Then refrigerate. 

Freezer. We do not recommend refreezing chicken nuggets that have been heated. Rather, store them in the fridge for a few days and enjoy them within the specified amount of time. 

Reheating. You can reheat leftover chicken nuggets in the air fryer, microwave, or oven. To reheat them, simply air fry at 350°F for 5 to 8 minutes or until they are warmed, microwave for a minute or two until they are warmed, or place them in the oven at 350°F for approximately 10 minutes or until they are warmed through. 

Chicken Nuggets close up on nuggets

Variations

Dino Nuggets

Dino nuggets are a type of chicken nugget shaped like a dinosaur. These too can also be cooked in the air fryer for delicious results.

Tyson Dino Nuggets Air Fryer

To cook Tyson Dino nuggets in the air fryer preheat your air fryer if needed to 400°F. 

Once preheated, remove your frozen Dino nuggets from the freezer open the package and place the Dino nuggets in a single layer with space in between in the air fryer basket. Add to the air fryer, and close. 

Air fry for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the Dino nuggets are warmed through and as crispy as you like them to be. 

How long do you cook Tyson Dino Nuggets in Air Fryer?

At 400°F, Tyson Dino nuggets typically take between 8 and 10 minutes to fully heat in the air fryer. Please note that the cooking time may vary depending upon your specific air fryer. 

How do you serve Tyson Dino Nuggets Air Fryer

Tyson Dino nuggets are best enjoyed fresh from the air fryer. If needed you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for later enjoyment as well. 

FAQs

Will Tyson Chicken Nuggets work in the air fryer?

Absolutely! You can enjoy most any brand of chicken nuggets in the air fryer. As long as they are approximately the same size and thickness, any brand of frozen chicken nuggets I can be prepared following these instructions for the air fryer. 

Can I stack my chicken nuggets in the air fryer?

For best results, we do not recommend that you stack chicken nuggets in the air fryer basket. Instead, cook them in a single layer with space in between the chicken nuggets if possible so that the air can circulate. If needed, cook more than one batch of chicken nuggets in the air fryer. 

What temperature and how long does it take to cook frozen chicken nuggets?

We recommend air frying your chicken nuggets at 350°F for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until they are done to your liking. Please note that different air fryers will cook faster or slower, so you may need to adjust the cooking time for your specific air fryer. 

What goes with chicken nuggets?

There are many things that go well with chicken nuggets. Below are a few of our favorite foods to enjoy alongside air fried chicken nuggets. 

Chicken Nuggets top down

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets

Air frying frozen chicken nuggets is a quick and easy way to prepare your food and have them taste like the best chicken nuggets you have ever had.

When you air fry frozen chicken nuggets, you get a delicious crispy texture on you’re the outside of the nuggets and a nicely warmed inside. It really can’t get much better than air-frying your frozen chicken nuggets. 

We hope that you’ll give this recipe a try, and perhaps you will have found a new favorite way to quickly prepare your frozen chicken nugget. 

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