Air Fried, Bite-Sized Tender Chicken Nuggets

Cooking instruments: the air fryer, a food processor, two bowls, a whisk, and a spatula

Tip: when frying chicken nuggets, it is best that you have an air fryer where you can automatically set the temperature to a specific value and be able to manually adjust it with small increments, like the GoWise 3.7-quart programmable air fryer. Fine adjustments can make a difference in the final result!

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Chicken nuggets are the type of food that brings the family together. Everybody loves this light snack and now, with an air fryer, you can get a just as tasty but only healthier version! That way, you can spoil yourself on the dip side without feeling guilty…
Chicken nuggets
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chicken nuggets
  1. Wash and chop the chicken breast;
  2. Wash and chop the chicken breast;
  3. Wash and finely chop the parsley, then set aside one teaspoon of chopped parsley;
  4. Break only one egg into a bowl and whisk it well.
  1. Prepare a batter from your dry ingredients: mix the breadcrumbs with paprika, pepper, and salt and set aside;
  2. Separately, mix the chopped chicken with the teaspoon of parsley, the other egg, and the ketchup, mixing well until you obtain an even composition;
  3. Start modeling little nuggets from your chicken mixture, dip them into the whisked egg, and roll them through the batter of breadcrumbs and spices;
  4. Spray the nuggets with the olive oil and cook them for about 10 minutes at 390◦F;
  5. Serve them hot, with the mayo dip.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 150g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Carbohydrates: 14g
Protein: 13g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Cholesterol: 35mg

Try it with a twist:
To give this classic air fried chicken nuggets recipe a special punch, you can tuck inside each chicken nugget a small cube of cheese. A Longhorn assortment, like the Pepper Jack Longhorn, would make for a nice, gooey surprise inside the flavored nuggets.

Original recipe by Jamil Oliver
Air Fryer Cookbook. A Guide for Everyday Home Cooking with Amazing Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals(Air Fryer Recipes, Paleo, Vegan, Instant Meal, Pot, Clean Eating)

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