Healthy air fryer chicken nuggets in under 30 minutes! They are made with chicken breast and lightly breaded with some simple seasonings. Plus, we have rounded up some easy and tasty air fryer recipes for everything from a whole chicken, cauliflower, chicken wings, salmon patties and more!
First, pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Cut the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces. 1.5 lbs of chicken will make around 20-30 nuggets.
In a shallow dish, combine the almond flour, tapioca flour, spices, salt and pepper.
Whisk eggs in a separate bowl with the milk.
Place one of the chicken pieces (nuggets) in the egg mixture and cover completely. It should be well coated.
Next, dredge the egg covered chicken in the flour mixture and make sure it is completely coated. Place the coated chicken nugget on a plate.
Repeat until all of the chicken nuggets are coated.
Preheat the air fryer (if yours preheats) to 400° Fahrenheit.
Place the coated chicken nuggets in the air fryer basket. Don't allow them to touch so they can cook evenly. If needed, cook in 2 batches.
Spray the chicken pieces with some olive oil or avocado oil spray if desired to help them get golden brown (optional).
Cook for 7-8 minutes, or until the chicken pieces are completely cooked through.
Remove and serve.
These chicken nuggets are best when served immediately. If you have leftovers, you can store them in the fridge and reheat them in either the microwave or pop them back in the air fryer at 400° for 2-3 minutes.
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