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How to Reheat McDonalds Chicken Nuggets

Summer Yule
Learn how to reheat McDonalds chicken nuggets in the air fryer- it only takes 3 minutes! Make those leftover McNuggets warm and crispy again!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 serving leftover McDonalds chicken nuggets
  • dipping sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • Remove the leftover nuggets from the box and put them in a single layer on your air fryer tray or basket. Put the tray with the nuggets in the top rack position if using an air fryer oven.
  • Air fry nuggets for 3-4 minutes at 400°F (200°C). Serve with dipping sauce (if desired).

Notes

This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). McDonalds nuggets are fried food and ultra-processed. Here’s a recipe for air fryer breaded chicken if you want a healthier homemade option.
If you’re good at moderating foods you crave, I recommend getting the smallest serving of nuggets possible to satisfy the craving. Then fill the rest of your meal with more nutritious options. 
A nice thing about learning to reheat McDonalds food is you won’t feel you have to eat it all at once. It might be easier to portion control if you know the leftovers will still be delicious later.
Here’s the nutritional breakdown (at the time of writing) for McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets in the US:
Size 
Calories 
Net Carbs (g) 
Protein (g) 
4 piece nuggets
170 
10 
9 
6 piece nuggets
250
14
14
10 piece nuggets
420
24
23
20 piece nuggets
830
49
46
40 piece nuggets
1660
98
92
And here’s the nutrition info for McDonald’s dipping sauces in the US:
Type
Calories
Net Carbs (g)
Protein (g)
Tangy Barbeque Sauce
45
11
0
Spicy Buffalo Sauce
30
1
0
Creamy Ranch
110
1
0
Honey
50
12
0
Hot Mustard Sauce
50
7
1
Sweet N Sour Sauce
50
11
0
Spicy Buffalo sauce (plus regular mustard and ketchup) are the lowest calorie dips at McDonald’s. The ranch dip is highest.
Before creating this post, I don’t think I’ve had a McDonald’s chicken nugget in decades. If you want to lose weight, before trying a special diet, I highly recommend giving up fast food first. 
McDonald’s nuggets are not low carb, keto, Paleo, gluten free, vegetarian, or vegan, so you’ll be giving them up anyway. Dropping a fast food habit may be enough to start seeing positive changes.
 
Nutrition information is for a 4-piece McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. Exact nutrition information for your meal depends on the size nuggets you’re having.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 9gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1.5gSodium: 330mgIron: 2% DV
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