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Copycat Air Fryer Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

Copycat Air Fryer Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Servings 4
Calories 256 kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup dill pickle juice
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp salt 1
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • spritz of olive oil


  • First, add the chicken pieces to a bowl with the pickle juice and marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • In another bowl, whisk the milk and egg together and set aside.
  • In a third bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients, stir, and set aside.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 370°. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator, and drain the pickle juice. Place each piece into the dry mixture, then into the liquid mixture, and back into the dry making, sure it is well-coated. Shake off any excess.
  • Cook in a single layer of chicken for 8 minutes or until golden brown, flipping and spraying with olive oil at the halfway mark.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Using fresh chicken is best, but if you have frozen chicken, preheat the air fryer to 400° for about 5 minutes and then cool for about 10 minutes until it's cooked all the way through.