two pieces of gluten-free air fryer nashville hot chicken with a sandwich slice dill pickle in between all stuck together with a long sandwich toothpick sitting on a wooden cutting board

Gluten-Free Air Fryer Nashville Chicken Bites

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Having to go gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. These gluten-free air fryer Nashville chicken bites are delicious and easy to make using your air fryer. You’ll never know they’re gluten-free!



  • Four boneless chicken breasts


  • 1┬ácup of┬ácoconut milk
  • Two eggs
  • 1 tbsp. Louisiana Hot Sauce


  • 2 cups gluten-free flour

Nashville Hot Chicken sauce

  • 1 cups coconut or avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Louisiana Hot Sauce


  1. Cut the chicken breasts into small 1-inch pieces.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, eggs, and 1 tbsp. Louisiana Hot Sauce. In another bowl, add the gluten-free flour.
  3. Dip the chicken pieces, one at a time, into the flour mixture, then into the milk mixture, then back into the flour mixture. Place into the air fryer basket. Continue until the air fryer basket is full. You want a single layer of chicken pieces that are not touching.
  4. Cook in the air fryer at 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes. At the ten minute mark, open the air fryer basket and flip the chicken pieces.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, combine the ingredients for the Nashville hot chicken sauce in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  6. Once the chicken has cooked for 20 minutes, open the air fryer basket and brush both sides with the Nashville hot chicken sauce. Cooke for an additional 5 minutes, then remove and set aside to cool.
  7. Continue this process until all chicken has been cooked.
  8. Serve with sliced dill pickles.

  • Category: dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: nashville hot chicken, hot chicken, gluten-free, air fryer