How to Make Copycat Air Fryer Chick-fil-A Nuggets at Home

Author: Chester P. Rector
August 1, 2022

An air fryer has the power to make every oily dish in low fat. So, the convection oven is preferred by the people who love to lead a life with modern appliances. The good news is; you can make chick-fil-a-style nuggets at home in the air fryer.

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time: 14-16 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Cooking difficulty: Easy

Servings:4 people 

  • Calories: 166kcal
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Calcium: 22mg
  • Potassium: 65mg
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 290IU
  • Fat: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Sodium: 1782mg
  • Fiber: 1g

Ingredients: 4 servings

  • two to six oz chicken breasts
  • one large egg
  • one cup pickle juice
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • three-tablespoon milk
  • three tablespoons cornstarch
  • sugar (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
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  1. Cut the chicken breasts into two cm thickness.
  2. Put the pieces and pickle juice in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Mix egg and milk in a bowl.
  4. Combine all the corn starch, flour, salt, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  5. Bring the chicken pieces out from the refrigerator.
  6. Spread some cooking oil in the frying basket.
  7. First, dip the nuggets in the egg mixture and then in the cornflour mixture.
  8. Place them in the basket in small batches for 12 minutes.
  9. Turn them halfway and cook them for two minutes until cooked.
  10. When you find the crispy brownish nuggets, remove them from the fryer.
  11. Serve warm with any dipping.

Expert Tips

If you want strong pickle flavor in the nuggets, soak the chicken pieces in pickle juice for more time.

Dos and Don’ts

  1. You can use this batter in chicken sandwiches also.
  2. After cooking, check the temperature with a thermostat. It will help to know about the condition of the food.

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Chicken nuggets ( are loved because of the crispiness of the chicken. And if the nuggets are from chick-fil-a, then you can understand the taste quality. But at home, you can also make the restaurant like chicken nuggets. with the help of the air fryer.

The modern equipment is a friend to working-class people. Put the ingredients in the tray. The air fryer makes the most delicious chicken nuggets better than the restaurants.

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