Air Fryer Cap'n Crunch Chicken
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Air Fryer Cap’n Crunch Chicken

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My son at dinner last night officially gave me “The Best Dinner I’ve Ever Made” award thanks to these scrumptious Air Fryer Cap’n Crunch Chicken Nuggets.

Just wanted you to know, this is an award winning recipe!

Bonus points for this being pretty simple and easy, perfect for a weeknight meal.

But also special enough to serve as a fun weekend dinner.

Air Fryer Cap’n Crunch Chicken

Start by cutting 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts into either strips or bite size pieces.

cut up chicken before cooking for Air Fryer Cap'n Crunch Chicken

Next, make the Cap’n Crunch bread crumbs by putting 2 1/2 cups of the cereal into a food processor.

Blend until they have a breadcrumb consistency.

cereal ready to go in food processor

Next add in some kosher salt and pepper.

cereal bread crumbs

Set up a breading station next to the air fryer basket just like this.

A beaten egg in one bowl, the Cap’n Crunch crumbs in another bowl, and your cut up chicken.

Dip each piece of chicken into the egg first, then into the crumbs to coat them well, and then into the air fryer basket.

breading station for chicken

It was snug, but I got them all to fit.

You could easily make these in two batches if you have a smaller air fryer.

Set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

chicken in air fryer before cooking

And….YUM! You have an award winning dish that may also earn you a “Best Meal Ever” award 😉

We dipped our Air Fryer Cap’n Crunch Chicken in honey mustard.

My son enjoyed his plain, and my daughter dipped in ranch.

You could serve these with just about any side.

I was feeling rather lazy and got out a bag of pretzels and cut up an apple.

Hey, at least the chicken was homemade and fabulous.

Air Fryer Cap'n Crunch Chicken
Air Fryer Cap'n Crunch Chicken

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Air Fryer Cap'n Crunch Chicken
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Air Fryer Cap’n Crunch Chicken

Air Fryer Cap'n Crunch Chicken is chicken strips breaded with Cap'n Crunch cereal and then air fried until golden brown and crispy!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Recipes, Cap’n Crunch Chicken, Chicken, Kid Friendly Meals
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 290 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Cap'n Crunch cereal
  • kosher salt, pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • non stick cooking spray
  • Optional: honey mustard, ranch

Instructions

  1. Put the cereal into a food processor, pulse until it looks like breadcrumbs. Put in a bowl and add kosher salt and pepper. Toss until evenly mixed.

  2. Cut chicken into thin strips or bite size nuggets.

  3. Beat the egg with a fork in a bowl.

  4. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg, then into the cereal crumbs. Press the crumbs into the chicken and place in the air fryer basket. Top with more cereal crumbs if some are leftover and sprinkle with more kosher salt and pepper.

  5. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

  6. Serve with honey mustard or ranch for dipping if desired.

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