Air-fried Chicken Nuggets

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Lets talk about food now. So.. air frying is the new thing in my kitchen. For today, I'll share my recipe of Healthy Chicken Nuggets. Not deep fried and cooking time is 10 minutes.


Chicken Breasts (skinless) - about 1 pound

Black Pepper Powder - about 1tsp

Red Chili Powder or Paprika - about 1tsp

Whole Wheat Flour/Indian Atta - 1/4 cup


Nonstick Cooking Spray or Oil

How to cook crispy delicious Chicken Nuggets in an Airfryer:

  • Chop chicken into pieces, depending on big or small you would like. In a mixing bowl, add chicken pieces, about 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 1/4 tsp red chili powder and salt to taste. Mix well and refrigerate for about 2 hours. I use Kashmiri Lal Mirch which gives nice color to the chicken. Spanish Paprika is also a good alternative for adding color. Based on the spice level you like, add more or less of black pepper and chili powder.
  • Place the air fryer tray in the fryer basket. Grease the air fryer tray with cooking spray or oil.
  • In a big plate, add whole wheat flour, 1/4 tsp black pepper powder, 1/4 tsp red chili powder and pinch of salt. Mix well. You can use regular all purpose flour (maida) or rice flour to coat the chicken as well. Or egg, flour, bread crumbs coating too. I find it too time consuming. I like just the flour coating.
  • Coat the chicken pieces in the flour mix, one at a time. Place the flour coated chicken on the greased tray. Do not overcrowd the air fryer. Spray some more cooking spray on the chicken nuggets.

  • Cook the chicken at 360 degrees for 6 minutes. Toss the chicken a little and cook for another 4 minutes. I used the recommended cooking temperature and time in my air fryer manual. Please know the cooking time may vary depending on the air fryer or oven you use.

Serve Crispy Chicken Nuggets with sides you like. I served with ranch and thousand island. 

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