Over the last year we have used our air fryer more and more, mainly for the cost benefits due to the rising cost of energy but also because if you are only cooking a small amount of food it is so much quicker than preheating my oven. Recently we have been loving these easy air fryer chicken nuggets.
I have made these a few times recently for the girls and they are just so easy and the girls love them. Chloe in particular would eat chicken nuggets for every meal if she could so I tend to make nuggets once a week to have in wraps or alongside homemade chips.
All you need for this recipe (in fact you can hardly call it a recipe more of a how to) is chunks of raw chicken, thighs or breasts will do but thighs do take longer to cook, some ready salted crisps, an egg or two and a drizzle of oil.
Easy Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
You will need:
Chicken chopped into bite sized chunks
1-2 eggs beaten well with seasoning
A large bag of ready salted crisps crushed to smithereens
Around a tbsp of oil
Put a little oil in your air fryer and turn on for 2 mins. While the oil is warming dip each chicken chunk into the egg and then the crisps making sure to coat evenly. Place into the preheated air fryer and cook for around 15 mins depending on your air fryer. I use the Tefal Actifry so for this recipe I remove the paddle so they don’t lose their crunchy coating. I give them a little shake about halfway though. And that’s it easy as that.
We tend to serve these with wraps and salad or will homemade chips and peas. Always a winning recipe in our house.