Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

Homemade chicken nuggets coated with bread crumbs and paprika on a grey plate

One of the best choices for a kid-friendly meal full of healthy nutrients.

Chicken Nuggets fried flawlessly in the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid is my new most loved approach to make them!

Homemade chicken nuggets coated with bread crumbs and paprika on a grey plate

This Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets recipe is actually composed for the pressure cooker but you can make these on the oven as well.

It's one of my favorite Instant Pot air fryer recipes since it's quite easy and takes only 12 minutes total!

Since they are homemade, feel free to create any shape you want: stars, fish or even dinosaurs as you can see in this Air Fryer Dino Nuggets recipe.

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets Recipe Video

Can I make it without an Air Fryer Lid?

Yes, of course!

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  2. Follow the recipe steps till you cover chicken with breadcrumbs.
  3. Place chicken nuggets on a greased cookie sheet in a single layer
  4. Bake for 18 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy 🙂

Can I make it in a regular air fryer?

Sure! For full instructions and video guide, check out my Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets recipe.

How to Serve

As a snack:

Serve these crispy as well as tender chicken nuggets with different kinds of dips & sauces. Some ideas:

Instant Pot Jalapeno Cheese Dip

Instant Pot Tabasco Sauce

Instant Pot Hummus

As a main dish:

For a complete meal you can add:

Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Rice Pilaf

You can also check out What to Serve With Chicken Nuggets for 22 more delicious ideas.

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

How to freeze?

To freeze, let the marinated and breadcrumbs' covered chicken cool totally and afterward freeze in zip-top packs.

When frozen, Chicken Nuggets are prepared at whatever point you need a fast and simple dinner!

Can I make it ahead of time?

Of course, instant Pot Chicken Nuggets are incredible to make ahead as well!

Just make a double batch and freeze half once totally cooled.

Reheat whenever you want to use it as you would be needing only a few minutes to prepare.

How to make Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

Take a bowl, dump all of the spices, eggs, and whisk.

Now marinate the chicken pieces into it.

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

Take breadcrumbs in ANOTHER bowl.

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

Cover the marinated chicken pieces with breadcrumbs.

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

Now repeat the same thing with each one of them.

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

Now take your instant pot, transfer the chicken nuggets into it carefully and cover with an Air Fryer Lid.

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

Air Fry at 400F for 6 minutes.
And your crunchy, juicy nuggets are ready!

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

Dish out & serve hot with dips & sauces.

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

More Chicken Recipes

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Instant Pot Chicken Tenders

Chicken Kebabs

Chicken Tamales


Homemade chicken nuggets coated with bread crumbs and paprika on a grey plate

Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

These crispy homemade nuggets are amazingly delicious and healthy.
4.78 from 9 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Dip and Sauces, party, picnic, Snack
Cuisine: American, modern
Keyword: chicken, Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets, nuggets
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 3 chicken breasts 1-inch pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 oz bread crumbs


  • In a bowl, mix eggs with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.
  • In another bowl, add bread crumbs.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces inside the egg mixture.
  • Take out the pieces and cover with bread crumbs.
  • Place the air fyrer basket inside the Instant Pot and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken nuggets inside the basket in one layer.
  • Cover the pot with an air fryer lid.
  • Air fry at 400 °F for 6 minutes.
  • Serve hot with dips & sauces 🙂


Calories: 156kcal Carbohydrates: 8g Protein: 21g Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 95mg Sodium: 483mg Potassium: 355mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 104IU Vitamin C: 2mg Calcium: 31mg Iron: 1mg


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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Chicken Nuggets

  1. 5 stars
    This looks really delicious, but I am gluten free. Do you have any suggestions for crumbs instead of bread?

  2. Love the choice of recipes. Awesome just looking first time today. looking forward to using those.. just purchase my first duo fryer..
    Excited. Thank youl

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