Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Fries

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Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Fries. A kid’s weeknight favourite, this is the air fryer version of frozen chicken nuggets and French fries. It is much lower in calories thanks to the air fryer, yet just as crispy.

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Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets And Fries

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Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Fries

After updating our air fryer frozen chicken nuggets recipe late last year, I was thinking that the best way to enjoy chicken nuggets in the air fryer is with a side of French fries.

I grew up in the 90’s and as a 90’s kid there was nothing that featured on the after school dinner menu more than chicken nuggets and fries.

Or as us Brits would call it, chicken nuggets and chips.

There was something about having a plate of chicken nuggets and chips and then having something to dip into the nuggets and chips. That might be canned beans, canned spaghetti or if we were really lucky cans of spaghetti alphabet.

If you had a parent that was calorie conscious, then you can guarantee that they would be oven baked, or if you had a parent that didn’t care about that kind of thing, then your chicken nuggets and chips would always be deep fried.

Personally, the taste and texture of deep fried was the best and oven baked never gave the chicken nuggets a proper crisp.

So, what I wanted to do today was to take the classic 90’s school dinner of chicken nuggets and chips and show you how to keep the calories at oven baked but with the crisp of deep fried.

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Can You Cook Chicken Nuggets And Fries Together In Air Fryer?

Absolutely! You can cook a few different types of mains in the air fryer with fries at the same time and it’s become a thing in the Milner household.

Here are a few examples of when we have done this before:

I am sure there are more than those, but those are the ones I love the most, when paired together and cooked in the air fryer.

Can You Cook 2 Things At Once In Air Fryer?

Never mind two things, how about cooking three things at once in the air fryer? Because that is what we plan on doing today.

We are going to be reinventing the 90’s classic with not only frozen chicken nuggets and fries, but the can of Heinz spaghetti too.

You’ll notice we are mixing wet and dry ingredients here together and air frying them. This can be done with a container that is small enough to fit in the air fryer with the food.

Such as us and a ramekin filled with spaghetti:

ramekin in the air fryer

You can follow the same trick and use a ramekin in your air fryer recipes or go with something different such as a silicone mould.

How Do You Make Chicken Nuggets & Fries In The Air Fryer?

air fryer chicken nuggets and fries step by step

To make chicken nuggets and fries in air fryer is one of my favourite simple air fryer recipes.

  1. Load frozen chicken nuggets and fries into the air fryer basket.
  2. Pour spaghetti into a ramekin and make room for the ramekin.  
  3. Air fry + enjoy!

There is a little bit more to air fryer chicken nuggets and fries, but that is the basics.

How Long To Air Fry Chicken Nuggets & Fries?

You will be pleased to learn that it takes JUST 15 minutes at 180c/360f to cook air fryer chicken nuggets, fries and spaghetti together.

Just think you can load this into the air fryer for the kids after the school pick up and then 15 minutes later then have their dinner. There is no prep needed and its lower in calories than deep fried and easier.

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Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Fries
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Fries
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Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Fries

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Fries. A kid’s weeknight favourite, this is the air fryer version of frozen chicken nuggets and French fries. It is much lower in calories thanks to the air fryer, yet just as crispy.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 1345kcal

Ingredients

Kitchen Gadgets:

Chicken Nuggets & Fries Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Load into the air fryer basket your frozen chicken nuggets and fries. Find a space for the ramekin and add a ramekin loaded with spaghetti. Set the temperature to 180c/360f and the cook time to 15 minutes.
    Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Fries
  • When it beeps check to make sure your nuggets and fries are fully cooked.
    Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Fries
  • Load onto plates and serve.
    Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Fries

Notes

Quantities. We cooked enough for our two under 7s. You can increase or decrease the quantities as long as your air fryer is not more than 75% full.
Crispy. If your chicken nuggets are not crispy enough, then I recommend an olive oil spray bottle and giving your nuggets a spray for the last 3 minutes of cooking.
Thanks for reading our air fryer chicken nuggets and fries recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love frozen chicken, then I recommend you try our air fryer frozen chicken breast.

Nutrition

Calories: 1345kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 91g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 360mg | Sodium: 5832mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1802IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 6mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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3 thoughts on “Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Fries”

  1. 5 stars
    Yes finally i have found someone who can cook more than one thing at once. Thanks always ondered if this is possible as it saves alot of time 🙂

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