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Homemade Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

September 27, 2023
Homemade Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

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Experience crispy Home made Chicken Nuggets like never before. A flavour filled journey that will make your taste buds jump! Prepare to go on a savoury journey into the realm of crispy, golden perfection with these air fried Chicken Nuggets. A crunchy, munchy treat that transcends beyond a meal. Envision succulent, juicy pieces of Chicken coated in a mystical crispy layer all without the guilt associated with greasy food. Each mouthful releases a satisfying explosion of savoury flavour, much like a treasure hunt for your palette.
Homemade Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
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Ingredients You'll Need

300 grams Boneless Chicken
1/2 cup Butter Milk
1 Whisked Egg
3/4 tsp Pepper Powder
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
3/4 tsp Sea Salt To Taste
1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup All Purpose Plain Flour
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Sea Salt To Taste

Let's Get Started!

  • We’re pretty sure these are not going to last in your house and they’ll get eaten up pretty quickly! Let’s cut up the boneless Chicken into small nugget sized pieces. You should get between 12 to 15 pieces depending on how you cut them.
  • To make the batter you’ll need a small glass bowl. Pour in 1/2 cup of Buttermilk, followed by 1 whisked Egg with the yolk, Pepper powder, Chilli powder and Salt to taste. Mix in all the ingredients together and drop in as many Chicken pieces into the batter so that each one is properly covered up. Set this aside to marinate for about 30 minutes while we prepare the next step.
  • Now we’ll prepare the crispy coating for our yummy golden nuggets.! You can use a glass bowl for this. Put in half a cup of Panko Bread Crumbs, 1/2 cup of Plain Flour, 1/2 tsp Pepper powder, 1/2 tsp Chilli powder, 1/2 tsp Garlic powder, Salt to taste (half teaspoon is ideal) and mix it up until everything is nice and even.
  • Now we’re ready to take the Chicken pieces one by one, and coat them up in our Bread Crumbs mix until each one is properly coated. Set the pieces aside on a plate as you do this. Finished? Great, that was easy right? We’re just minutes away from being able to eat and enjoy these heavenly appetizer. Let’s start to get the Air Fryer ready for the last step.
  • Remove the Air Fryer basket and coat the bottom with a little oil. Avoid using Palm oil as this could result in increased staining of your Air Fryer. More suitable oils are Avocado, Olive Oil, Peanut Oil or Sunflower Oil. Place the nuggets into the tray while making sure they are evenly spaced apart so can get nice and crispy. Give them around 8 minutes to fry on 400 degrees Fahrenheit (210 degrees Celsius). When they are halfway to getting done, remove the frying tray and flip the nuggets over onto the other side so they get cooked evenly on both sides. There you have it, fast food style Home made Chicken Nuggets that are perfectly crispy while leaving the inside juicy. Serve and Enjoy!

People Also Asked..

  • Can These Homemade Nuggets Be Deep Fried Instead Of Air Fried?

    You bet! It’s not as healthy as the Air Fried ones but they still make a tasty home made treat by pan frying them instead. To do this simply take the oil of your choice, heat it up until it’s hot and drop the Nuggets into the oil slowly to fry on medium heat for about 5 to 6 minutes. For the first 30 seconds don’t move them. After that you can move them around in the oil occasionally to get them fried evenly until they go golden brown. Then leave them to cool down before serving.

  • What Sauces Do You Recommend Serving With Chicken Bites?

    One of the most popular sauces has to be Ketchup. I think all of us know that, but here are some more options if you want to be more creative. Honey Mustard, BBQ Sauce, Ranch Dressing and Sriracha Mayo. All of these pair well with delicious home made Chicken Nuggets.

  • Can You Recommend Meal Pairings That These Go Well With?

    Certainly! Chicken Nugget Sliders – Place the Nuggets in small buns with some Lettuce, Tomato and favourite sauce for the perfect sliders. Nugget Tacos filled with Salsa, shredded Lettuce and cheese in soft Tortillas. Nugget Wraps with Lettuce leaves, sliced Avocado, Cucumber and freshly squeezed Lime juice. These are all simple but yummy ways you can enjoy this delicious treat.

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3 Servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be different depending on your body.


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