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Hot Honey Cornflake Chicken Nuggets

Enjoy a childhood favorite with this Hot Honey Cornflake Chicken Nuggets recipe. Breaded in cornflakes and air fried to crispy perfection, these are perfect for dipping in your favorite sauces and pairing with a bowl of crispy, salty fries!

Prep: 20Cook: 20Total: 40 minutes
Yield 4 servings 1x


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 3 cups cornflakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp hot honey


  • 3/4 cup hot honey
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)

Spicy Honey Mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp hot honey
  • 1 tsp sriracha


  1. Preheat air-fryer to 400F and line with aluminum foil/spray with non stick spray.
  2. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
  3. In a large ziplock bag with a rolling pin or using a food processor, break down cornflakes until small pieces. Pour into bowl and mix in garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. In separate bowl, whisk two eggs with 2 tbsp hot honey.
  5. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then cornflakes, pressing until until totally coated.
  6. Air fry for 12 minutes.
  7. While air-frying, in a saucepan over medium-high heat, add hot honey, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and cayenne. Once bubbling, reduce heat to medium and boil for 3 minutes. Turn off heat.
  8. Pour sauce over chicken nuggets. Mix together spicy honey mayo and add to the top along with sesame seeds.
Author: ErinCategory: dinner, lunch, meal-prep, gluten-freeMethod: air fryCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free