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Chicken Nuggets (Air-fryer or oven baked)

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Chicken Nuggets (Air-fryer or oven baked)

These air-fryer (or oven based) chicken nuggets are popular combination of savory and crispy, with the rich taste of chicken complemented by the crunch of a cracker crumb coating complete with 4 varieties of dipping sauces.



4 servings


20 min


12 min


35 min
Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free

The use of an air fryer gives the chicken nuggets a satisfying crunch while keeping them light and delicious, making for a tasty and guilt-free treat.


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
12 ounces chicken breasts
boneless, approx. 2 breasts
1 cup crackers
mixture, crushed
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¼ cup butter
teaspoon black pepper
1 x salt
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teaspoon thyme
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Amount Measure Ingredient Features
6 each chicken breasts
boneless, approx. 2 breasts
237 ml crackers
mixture, crushed
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59 ml butter
0.6 ml black pepper
1 x salt
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0.6 ml thyme
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Cut the chicken breast into 1 inch (2 1/2cm) chunks and pat dry with paper towels.

Prepare cracker mixture: Use about 6 each of regular salted crackers, cheese crackers, Champagne crackers and 1 piece of dried toast.

Run through food processor until thoroughly crushed.

Add seasonings and pulse mixture. Place mixture in a small bowl.

Melt the butter.

Dip chicken in butter and roll it in crumb mixture to coat completely.

Air-fryer chicken nuggets

Place the nuggets into the air-fryer in a single layer, air-fry at 375 for about 10 minutes or until you achieve a golden browned crispy coating.

Oven baked chicken nuggets

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400℉ (200℃) for 10 to 12 minutes.

Serve with two or three sauces and French Fries.


1) Heat ¼ cup liquid honey.

2) Heat any barbeque sauce.

3) Heat ¼ cup honey and add 2 Tb of Heinz 57 sauce.

4) Quick Sweet 'n Sour sauce: ⅛ cup vinegar ⅛ cup brown sugar ⅛ cup ketchup ⅛ cup orange juice with 1 tablespoon cornstarch, stir, and heat in microwave until thickened.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 143g (5.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 31446% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 177mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 80g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
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