These crispy air-fried chicken nuggets are a quick kid-friendly dinner that parents will love too. The homemade nuggets are healthier than fast-food versions--and more flavorful, thanks to the cornflake coating. You can also cut the chicken into strips for air-fryer chicken tenders. Be sure to cook those 2 to 3 minutes longer, or until done. Source:, January 2019

Adam Hickman


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Coat the basket of an air fryer with cooking spray.

  • Combine cornstarch, sugar, pepper and garlic powder in a shallow dish. Place buttermilk in a separate shallow dish and cornflakes in a third shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Dredge the chicken in the cornstarch mixture, shaking off excess, then dip in the buttermilk, allowing excess to drip off. Toss the chicken in the cornflakes to coat.

  • Coat the chicken with cooking spray; place in the prepared basket. Cook at 400 degrees F until golden brown and cooked through, 8 to 9 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time.

Nutrition Facts

319 calories; 3.8 g total fat; 1.4 g saturated fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 535 mg sodium. 287 mg potassium; 44.2 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 26.1 g protein; 574 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 170 mcg folate; 50 mg calcium; 9 mg iron; 37 mg magnesium; 4 g added sugar;