10 minutes guide of Tyson dino nuggets in the air fryer

Nothing beats homemade chicken nuggets Air Fryer recipe when it comes to kids’ approved snacks. This recipe brings out juicier, more flavorful, and more tenderer results compared to most store-bought versions. Plus, it is so easy to make! 

You can make the nuggets in under 10 minutes with this recipe I have perfected. The result is a crispy, delicious and healthy chicken nugget that your kids will love. Not to mention this meal can be a lifesaver, especially when you just need a quick snack.  

Most moms love the fact that they can simply throw in a few Tyson frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer and have a quick snack ready in no time. So if chicken nuggets are your thing, why not try out our  Tyson frozen chicken nuggets air fryer latest recipe and let us know how it turns out?

Tyson Frozen Chicken Nuggets Air Fryer Recipe

We don’t know why but kids just go crazy over chicken nuggets! Some will even sit around the kitchen for hours waiting for their favorite chops.  

Luckily with our Tyson Dino chicken nuggets Air fryer recipe, you can easily whip up a batch or two of this delectable snack without worrying about the kids making a mess in the kitchen. Plus, making this recipe takes only 8-15 minutes or less. 

Step 1:  Preheat Your Air Fryer 

Start by preheating your appliance to around 375°, we use the power xl air fryer this time which is perfect for frozen food. This will ensure the nuggets cook evenly and don’t stick to the air fryer’s bottom. It will also ensure heat is evenly distributed, so the nugget chunks cook through evenly. 

Preheat it for about 3-5 minutes before adding the chicken. After that, spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. This will help to prevent the chicken nuggets from sticking to the basket and make them extra crispy.   

Step 2:  Prepare the Tyson Dino Chicken Nuggets 

While your air fryer is preheating, you can go ahead and prepare your Tyson Dino chicken nuggets according to the package instructions. 

Step 3: Marinate Them in Flour Mixture  (Optional)

To give them a crisper texture, you can dredge them in all-purpose flour before air frying. This step is optional but I highly recommend it for extra-crispy chicken nuggets. 

  • In a shallow bowl or plate, mix the 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, and an equal amount of garlic powder, plus a pinch of salt. Stir until well combined, then set it aside.
  • In another shallow bowl or plate, add half a cup of milk.

Step 4: Fry Tyson Dino Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer 

Put the Tyson Dino chicken nuggets in the air fryer. Make sure they are not overcrowded, and there is enough space between each chunk to ensure even cooking. Cook for about 8-10 minutes. They should be golden brown and fully cooked. If your kids love them crunchier, you should leave them in the air fryer for a few more minutes.  

If you are using the flour mixture, dredge each chicken nugget in the mixture, then dip it in the milk. Make sure each chicken nugget is well coated, then repeat the first step. Ensure all the chicken nuggets are coated. This will give them a nice flavor and a crispy outer crust.  

Step 5:  Flip and cook the other side 

After about 6 minutes, open the air fryer and flip each chicken nugget over using a tong or a fork. Cook for 2-4 more minutes or until both sides are golden brown and the nuggets are cooked through. 

You can give the basket a little shake every few minutes to turn the chicken nuggets so they cook evenly on all sides.   

Step 6: Serve Tyson Dino Chicken Nuggets with your Favorite Dipping Sauce 

Once everything is cooked, let the meal settle for 3-4 minutes, then serve. Serve Tyson Dino chicken nuggets with your preferred dipping sauce. We love to serve it with ketchup, or honey mustard. 

You can also serve it with roasted vegetables, steamed vegetables, or a green salad. Tyson Dino chicken nuggets also make a great appetizer.

How Long To Cook Dino Nuggets In The Air Fryer To Ensure It’s Delicious?

On average, It will take roughly 8-10 minutes to cook Tyson Dino chicken nuggets in the air fryer. The recommended time may differ slightly depending on the size and thickness of your chicken nuggets. Tyson Dino chicken nuggets are generally on the thinner side, so they cook relatively quickly. 

If you like your chicken nuggets crispy, you should cook them for 2-4 more minutes.  

How Can I Make My Air Fryer Dino Chicken Nuggets More Crispy? 

The best way to make Tyson Dino chicken nuggets more crispy is to allow plenty of room for air to circulate in the air fryer basket. First, don’t overcrowd the basket; give each chunk enough space. This will give them that crispy exterior.  

Alternatively, You can also try using a higher temperature. This will make the nugget’s exterior crispy without overcooking the interior.  

How To Preserve Your Dino Chicken Nuggets 

Tyson Dino chicken nuggets are best enjoyed fresh, but if you have leftovers, there are a few ways to preserve them. The best way to preserve your Tyson Dino chicken nuggets is to store them in an airtight container in the fridge, for 2-3 days.  

You can also store Tyson Dino chicken nuggets in a freezer for up to 90 days. First, allow the chicken nuggets to cool, then put them in a bag or container that’s safe for use in the freezer.

What Should You Serve With Your Air-Fried Dino Nuggets? 

Dino chicken nuggets are delicious on their own. But if you want to make them a meal, there are plenty of options. Tyson Dino chicken nuggets go great with a variety of dipping sauces. We recommend  BBQ & honey mustard sauce.  

You can also serve them with a simple salad or veggies. You can try serving them with mashed potatoes and gravy or macaroni and cheese for a heartier meal. Tyson Dino chicken nuggets are also delicious when added to wraps or served on top of a bed of rice.

What Are The Best Types Of Frozen Dino Nuggets?  

We have different types of frozen dino nuggets brands on the market right now. But our personal favorites are Tyson, Perdue, and yummy brands.   

Tyson Dino Chicken Nuggets

Tyson dino nuggets

Tyson Dino chicken nuggets are made with fully natural ingredients. They’re also gluten-free, and are available in various flavors, including original, buffalo, and honey BBQ.  

Perdue Dino Chicken Nuggets  

PERDUE CHICKEN PLUS Chicken Breast Vegetable Dino Nuggets

Perdue Dino chicken nuggets are made purely with chicken meat and are free of fillers or preservatives. This brand has multiple flavors to choose from, including original Italian herbs and honey mustard. One thing to note about Perdue Dino chicken nuggets is that they are a bit more expensive than Tyson Dino chicken nuggets.  

Yummy Dino Chicken Nuggets  

Yummy Chicken Breast Nuggets, Dinosaur-Shaped

If you’re looking for a classic dino chicken nugget taste, then the Yammy brand is the way to go. Yammy Dino chicken nuggets are made with white meat chicken and are also one of the most affordable options on the market. Their main downside is that they are not available in as many flavors as Tyson or Perdue Dino chicken nuggets.

Are Dino Chicken Nuggets Healthy? What Are They Made Of? 

Tyson Dino chicken nuggets are made with purely natural ingredients. They are made from natural chicken breasts sourced from Tyson-owned farms. This means that the chicken used in Tyson Dino chicken nuggets is raised without using any hormones or steroids. So they are perfectly safe and healthy to eat. 

Are There Gluten-Free Dino Nuggets? 

Yes, some of the dino nuggets on the market are now gluten-free. Most brands are now offering more gluten-free varieties for people with related sensitivities. Plus, many people are now choosing to eat gluten-free for health reasons.  

What Are The Best Sauces For Air-Fried Dino Nuggets?

You can use any type of dipping sauce that you like, but we find that BBQ sauce, honey mustard, and ranch dressing pair well with Tyson Dino chicken nuggets. You can also try out ketchup, buffalo sauce, and sweet and sour sauce.     

Is Stacking Dino Nuggets Recommended In An Air Fryer?

No, you should not stack dino nuggets in an air fryer, as this can lead to uneven cooking. It can also cause the chicken nuggets to stick together. So it’s best to place them in single layers.   

How Can I Reheat My Air Fryer Dino Nuggets?

You can place them back in the air fryer for a few minutes, or reheat them in the oven or microwave. But we find that the best way to reheat Tyson Dino chicken nuggets is in the air fryer. This keeps them crispy and delicious.

Tyson Dino Chicken Nuggets Air Fryer Recipe

This Tyson Dino Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer recipe is easy to follow and yields delicious and crispy chicken nuggets. It’s also great if you want a gluten-free and healthy option.    

So please try it; you’ll definitely love it.

We would like to hear from you if you still have some questions or just have more experienced tips with this recipe. Enjoy!

Tyson Dino Nuggets Air Fryer

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 180 kcal


  • 1 Power XL Air Fryer
  • 1 Cooking Spray


  • 1 Pack Tyson Dino Chicken Nuggets
  • 1 Tbsp Dipping Source: garlic powder / onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp Ketchup


  • Preheat Your Air Fryer
    step 1 preheat the air fryer
  • Prepare the Tyson Dino Chicken Nuggets
    step 3 place dino nuggets in the air fryer
  • Fry Tyson Dino Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer
    step 4 mixture flour
  • Serve with your Favorite Dipping Sauce
    step 5 dipping sauce


Pro Tips
  • Always preheat your air fryer before adding the food. This will ensure it cooks evenly without sticking to the basket. 
  • Do not overcrowd the basket. This could result in soggy Chicken nuggets.
  • Do not cook chicken nuggets for more than 10 minutes. Keep in mind that they are already pre-cooked. They just need to be heated up. Overcooking them will result in dry and rubbery chicken nuggets. 
  • Pay attention to your food. Tyson Dino chicken nuggets cook relatively quickly, so it’s easy to overcook them. 
  • Always remember to turn them over halfway through cooking. This will ensure they cook evenly on all sides.
Calories:      180 kcal Total Fat:    11 g – 17% Saturated Fat:     1.5g  – 8% Cholesterol:     14mg – 5% Total Carbohydrates:     13g – 5% Protein:   12g Sodium:   380mg – 16% Fiber:   1g  – 4%
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