Chicken nuggets with air fryer

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Main Dish
2 servings
Very Easy
25 min

Looking for a healthier way to enjoy your favorite chicken nuggets? Try air fried chicken nuggets! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these homemade nuggets are a perfect alternative to traditional fried versions. The Air Fryer cooks with less oil, offering lighter but just as delicious nuggets. All you need are some simple ingredients that you probably already have in the cupboards :-)


Ingredients

2
Estimated cost: 1.81 (0.91€/serving)

Materials

  • Mixer/Blender
  • Air fryer (here Air Fryer Ninja Foodi AF300EU)

Preparation

Preparation10 min
Cook time15 min
  • Chicken nuggets with Air Fryer - Preparation step 1Place the chopped chicken and onion in a blender.
  • Chicken nuggets with Air Fryer - Preparation step 2Add cornstarch, spices, salt and pepper.
  • Chicken nuggets with Air Fryer - Preparation step 3Blend until smooth.
  • Chicken nuggets with Air Fryer - Preparation step 4Use your fingers to shape the nuggets (if the mixture sticks too much, don't hesitate to wet your fingers to make shaping easier).
  • Chicken nuggets with Air Fryer - Preparation step 5Place the nuggets in the pre-oiled Air Fryer tray.
  • Chicken nuggets with Air Fryer - Preparation step 6Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F (180°C), don't forget to flip them mid time!
  • Chicken nuggets with Air Fryer - Preparation step 7The nuggets are ready!
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Cookware

air fryer
blender

Attributes

Freezer storage
Refrigerator storage

Observations

How long can I keep these nuggets?
You can keep these chicken nuggets in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. To reheat them and regain their crunch, use the Air Fryer or oven at 350°F (180°C) for a few minutes.

What accompaniments go well with chicken nuggets?
Chicken nuggets go perfectly with French fries, a green salad, grilled vegetables or rice. You can also serve them with sauces like ketchup, mayonnaise or a homemade burger sauce for example!

Can you use other meats to prepare Air Fryer nuggets?
Yes, you can use turkey if you like.

Is it possible to prepare this recipe in advance?
You can prepare the chicken nuggets in advance and store them in the refrigerator before cooking. When they're ready to serve, cook them in the Air Fryer or oven until crisp.



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