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Air Fryer Chicken Bites

Air fryer chicken bites are a quick and easy dish that everyone in the family will love. Moist and tender, and loads healthier than drive-thru nuggets, you're going to love these!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 5 people


  • 1 Air Fryer


  • 3 Boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 large or 3 smaller breasts, cut into large bite size chunks
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil just enough to coat the chicken pieces
  • ¾ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Salt & pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Cooking oil spray just a light spray


  • Cut up chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces about 1″ -2″ in size, making sure to keep them as uniform as possible.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the chicken pieces in the olive oil and set aside. In a shallow bowl, combine the panko crumbs, parmesan cheese and spices and stir together.
  • Working in small batches, toss the chicken chunks in the bread crumb mixture, making sure to thoroughly coat for best results.
  • Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket or tray. Lightly spray with a quick coat of nonstick cooking spray and air-fry for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees f. Make sure to shake the basket or rotate the chicken pieces half way through cooking.
  • Cooking time will vary a bit depending on your air fryer make and model. Begin checking the pieces at 10 minutes. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 150-160 degrees f. When done, you will get crispy chicken bites with a fraction of the salt and fat.


To make these in the oven, place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400 for 10 minutes, then flip over each nugget and cook for another 5 minutes until internal temperature reaches 155-160 degrees f.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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