How to make chicken nuggets

If you or your kids love the taste of fast-food chicken nuggets, this is a much healthier option, and doing it yourself means you know they contain only good-quality chickenwithout any fillers,additives, or other unwanted ingredients.


Yield: 20-24 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 10-14 minutes


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs,cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs
  • oil for misting or cooking spray 


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine chicken,½ teaspoon salt, pepper, garlic powder,and onion powder. Process in short pulses until chicken is very finely chopped and well blended.
  2. Place flour in one shallow dish and beaten eggs in another.In a third dish or plastic bag,mix together the panko crumbs,plain breadcrumbs, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
  3. Shape chicken mixture into small nuggets. Dip nuggets in flour, then eggs, then panko crumb mixture.
  4. Spray nuggets on both sides with oil or cooking spray and place in air fryer basket in a single layer, close but not overlapping.
  5. Cook at 360°F for 10 minutes. Spray with oil and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until chicken is done and coating is golden brown.
  6. Repeat step 5 to cook remaining nuggets.

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