Air fryer Skinny Chicken Nuggets

Reinventing a family favorite

serves 3
25 mins

You’re in for a treat.. these skinny nuggets are delicious! A crispy coating with a tender chicken inner. Perfect!

amanda cooper

Ingredient Checklist

2 Chicken breasts
0.25 teaspoons of Kosher salt
0.3 teaspoons of Black pepper
2 tablespoons of Olive oil
6 tablespoons of Gluten free Breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons of Gluten free Panko
3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
Adjust serving

My Discovery

A modern twist on a classic recipe have this being served at dinner time much more frequently!

I’m excited to share this recipe and I’ve tweaked and played with it to get it just right. It’s based on other skinny chicken nugget recipes that I’ve used before, plus it’s been adapted to utilize the benefits of the air fryer.

I’d like to think they retain the same great taste without using a lot of oil, to keep both kids and parents happy!


Step 1


Preheat the air fryer to 390°F (200°C) for 4 minutes.

Step 2

Prepare chicken

Place the chicken breasts on a chopping board.

Step 3

Dice kitchen

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Step 4

Add olive oil

Coat the chicken in a light layer of olive oil.

Step 5

Add coating

Add chicken to a bowl containing the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese and gently mix.

Step 6


Once coated, spray olive oil on the outsides to give that extra crunch.

Step 7

Get ready to fry

Move the coated chicken into the airfryer basket.

Step 8

Air fry for 6 minutes

Step 9

Shake and Air fry for another 6 minutes

Check that the chicken is piping hot and properly cooked.

Step 10

Serve and enjoy!