Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets are seasoned cubed chicken breasts coated with panko crumbs and covered in a buttery lemon garlic sauce, cooked to a crispy golden brown in an air fryer.
Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
In a large bowl, combine the chicken, oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Toss together to coat evenly. Add the panko crumbs to the mix and toss again to coat.
Place chicken in a single even layer in the basket of the air fryer. (Work in batches if your air fryer isn't large enough).
Fry for 8 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through. Transfer the chicken to a large bowl and set aside. Tent with aluminum foil to keep warm as you make the butter sauce coating. (The chicken will be going back in the air fryer to finish cooking.)
In a medium bowl combine melted butter, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, and salt. Pour the sauce over the chicken, evenly covering each piece of chicken. Place back into the air fryer to cook for another 5 minutes. (Chicken is fully cooked when its internal temperature reaches 165°F.)
Serve warm, dipped in your favorite dipping sauce.