Air Fryer Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets Recipe

I can’t lie.  I absolutely LOVE going to Chick-fil-A but I really don’t like how much it costs to get food there.  What do you do when that happens?  You make your own!  I made these in my air fryer and they were so juicy, crispy and delicious.  This recipe makes the air fryer totally worth it!

You’ll begin by cutting your boneless, skinless chicken breasts in to about 1 inch cubes.  Once the chicken is cut, add to bowl and pour dill pickle juice on top and marinate in refrigerator from anywhere to 30 minutes to 1 hour.

When it’s about time to get the chicken out, make your dredging items.  These include a milk and egg bath and a flour and seasoning dredge.

Using your spritzer that came with the air fryer, spritz the chicken with Olive Oil or oil of choice and place into basket.

“Fry” on 370°F for 8-10 minutes flipping at the halfway mark.  At that point, I actually put another spritz of oil onto the chicken to allow to crisp up a bit more.

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Air Fryer Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets Recipe
  1. Start by cutting your chicken into 1 inch cubes. Once cut, marinate in dill pickle juice from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. While marinating, into one bowl, whisk together egg and milk.
  3. In a second bowl, whisk together flour, salt, pepper, paprika and powdered sugar.
  4. When done, marinating, remove chicken from refrigerator and strain liquid. You are now ready to coat the chicken. Begin by covering each side in the flour mixture, then the liquid mixture and then back to the flour mixture.
  5. Place in basket of air fryer and spritz with oil.
  6. Turn air fryer on to 370°F and adjust the time to 8 minutes. When you have 4 minutes remaining, open the basket, flip the chicken and spritz with oil again.
  7. If your chicken didn't receive the desired browning that you'd like then cook for another 2 minutes.
  8. Remove and serve with dipping sauce.
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4 thoughts on “Air Fryer Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets Recipe”

  • I shouldn’t look this recipe while I am hungry! Lol! It looks so yummy! And I also like Chick-fil-A fried chicken. I can’t wait to try this recipe tomorrow!

  • We’ve been hearing an awful lot about Chick-Fil-A—the Atlanta-based fried chicken sandwich fast food chain—in the news recently, and it’s not been about how awesome their chicken sandwiches.

  • The dill recipe was horrible. I felt like I was eating fried pickles. I followed the receipe exactly and was totally disatisfied

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