Make at Home Chicken Nuggets - Air Fry

Who doesn't love a chicken nugget? They seem so small and fun to eat and dip. Making them at home is so budget friendly. From a single chicken breast you can yield a dozen nuggets!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, kids
Servings 3
Calories 314 kcal


  • 4 Medium Bowls One for egg, one for flour, one for bread crumb, one for water
  • 1 Mixing Bowl For the chicken
  • 1 Spatula for mixing
  • 1 Spatula for frying
  • Measuring Cups


  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 2.5 Tbsp Instant Potato
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 Tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Bread Crumb
  • 1 Ea Egg


  • Line a cookie sheet or platter with wax paper or plastic wrap
  • Whisk the egg If you are using a small egg add a tablespoon of water
  • Add the chicken breast to the food processor and pulse until ground
  • Using the spatula scoop the ground chicken into the mixing bowl
  • Add the spices to the chicken
  • Using your hands form a small ball and flatten to a nugget shape
  • Dip the nugget into flour, then egg, then, breadcrumbs
  • Place on lined cookie sheet or lined platter
  • Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or place in freezer if planning to bag for another time.
  • Set Temp on air fryer on 390 or 400 depending on your fryer
  • Spray both sides of the nuggets with cooking spray
  • Place nuggets in air fryer basket for 13 -15 minutes flipping them halfway
  • Once they have reached 165 F internal temperature at the thickest point remove



Calories do not include dipping sauce. 


Serving: 4eaCalories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 23gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 299mgPotassium: 497mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 3mg
Keyword after school, budget, Dinner, family, freezer meal
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