Tender Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

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@JustaPinch

A reason we love cooking with an air fryer is that minimal oil is required to create a crunchy coating. It helps to give the satisfaction of fried foods with fewer calories. These tender chicken nuggets are crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Poultry seasoning contains thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, and nutmeg which adds flavor to the breading. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces, like honey mustard or barbecue sauce. With these air fryer recipe, chicken nuggets aren't just for kids anymore.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
3-4
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
8 Min
Method:
Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1-1 1/2 lb
    chicken tenders
  • 1 1/2 c
    Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 3/4 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • ·
    olive oil spray

How to Make Tender Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut chicken tenders into smaller pieces. Remove tendons.
  2. Place chicken nuggets in buttermilk. Soak for at least an hour (the longer the better; even overnight).
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 390.
  4. Mix together the Italian bread crumbs, Panko bread crumbs, and seasonings. Roll the chicken pieces in the mixture.
  5. Spray one side of the chicken pieces in olive oil spray. Place the chicken in the air fryer oil side down in one layer. Then spray the opposite side with olive oil.
  6. Cook for 4 minutes, then flip nuggets. Cook for an additional 4 minutes.
  7. Remove from the air fryer. Sprinkle with additional salt, if desired.
  8. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.

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About Tender Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American



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