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Delicious succulent pieces of air fryer chicken nuggets

Air fryer chicken nuggets

Succulent bite sized air fryer chicken nuggets made from scratch
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 797kcal
Author Charla


  • 3 Chicken breasts cut evenly (if possible

For the chicken marinade

  • cup of coconut yoghurt
  • 1 egg cracked
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic granules or powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of curry powder optional
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs or use ¼ teaspoon of thyme, ¼ teaspoon of marjoram and ½ teaspoon of parsley

For the breading

  • 1 cup of ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon of mixed herbs or use 1 teaspoon of thyme, 1 teaspoon of marjoram and 1 teaspoon of parsley
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder/granules
  • 1 teaspoon of himalayan pink salt
  • Spray/cooking oil


  • Spray/coat the air fryer basket in oil then set aside.
  • Grab the chicken and proceed to rinse in lime juice and blot dry with kitchen towel
  • Place the chicken in a medium sized bowl then marinade with coconut yoghurt, egg, garlic granules, onion powder, pink salt mixed herbs, curry powder and paprika.
  • Coat the chicken by stirring the ingredients together then refrigerate overnight or for atleast one hour
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator then prepare the breading
  • Grab a medium sized bowl then add the breading, mixed herbs, garlic, pink salt and evenly combine
  • Pick up the chicken, one at a time, shake off any excess liquid, then roll it in the breadcrumbs. Handle with care using hands. Index finger and thumb is best to avoid the breading from being scraped off.
  • Place each nugget once they are breaded in the air fryer basket and spray or drizzle some oil over the top.
  • Insert the basket into the fryer unit, switch it on, select M,  temperate 180C and time 14 minutes ..... turn over half way through. Keep an eye on the chicken are the time does vary depending on the size of the chicken but around 14-16 minutes is the sweet spot
  • Serve accordingly


Calories: 797kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 91g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 1606mg | Potassium: 1303mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 4mg