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Gluten-free air fryer chicken nuggets

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Easy to make tender gluten-free air fryer chicken nuggets.



1 lb chicken breasts (2 breasts)
2/3 cup almond milk
2/3 cup gluten-free flour (I use Better Batter Gluten-Free Flour)
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

salt & pepper


Start with a pound of chicken breast and cut into long strips around an inch wide. Then cut each strip into 1-inch pieces.

In a medium-size bowl mix together the gluten-free flour, nutritional yeast, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder. Whisk until combined.

Use an oil sprayer to spray the basket of the air fryer with avocado or olive oil.

Set up a little assembly line to dip your chicken pieces in. Begin by dipping each piece of chicken into a bowl of almond milk and then into the gluten-free flour mixture. Make sure to completely coat the chicken in the flour mixture.

Then place in the air fryer in a single layer with some space between each piece so that the air will flow easily around them. You’ll probably need to cook them in two different batches.

Use an oil sprayer to spritz as much of the top of the chicken with the oil as you can. You don’t want a heavy coating but enough to dampen the flour mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake at 400° for 4 minutes. Pull out the air fryer basket and turn each piece of chicken over and spritz with oil again. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 4 more minutes at 400°.

When both of batches are done you can add the first batch to the basket and cook for 1 minute so they are all hot when you’re ready to serve.


Depending on the size of your air fryer basket you may need to cook these in 2-3 batches. Total cooking time for each batch is 8 minutes.

Always check your seasonings to make sure they are gluten-free.

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