AIR FRYER CHICKEN NUGGETS + FRENCH FRIES

Guys, I bought an air fryer a few weeks ago and it has definitely changed my life. It's so quick and easy to use, and who doesn't love crispy food? So far I've used it to cook chicken breast, tofu, cauliflower, potatoes, and my favorite so far: chicken nuggets and french fries.


Read on for the recipe!

This recipe is definitely not the quickest, but I promise it's worth it! It would be great to make with kids, the leftovers are delicious, and they're much healthier than fast-food chicken nuggets. They're also gluten-free, Whole30 compliant, and make great leftovers.



I made the fries first and then the nuggets. If you want to meal prep it, I suggest making the nuggets beforehand and then the fries when you're ready to eat them. You can then use the nuggets on salads, in wraps, or just on their own! Toss them back in the air fryer to re-heat!


GLUTEN-FREE CHICKEN NUGGETS
Ingredients:
1 cup gluten-free oat flour (any flour will do! use almond for Whole30 approved nuggets 👀)⁣
1 tsp sea salt⁣
1 tsp garlic powder⁣
1 tsp paprika (use less for less smoke/heat flavor)⁣
1 egg (beaten!)⁣

Directions:
1. preheat your air fryer to 400. 
2. cut one chicken breast into nugget-sized bites
3. dunk in the egg and then dredge with flour mixture. once all nuggets have been coated, dredge them again. 
5. spray your air fryer with spray oil of choice (v important!!) and cook for 20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through for even cooking. you may have to cook in batches so they don't overlap!⁣

AIR FRYER FRENCH FRIES
Ingredients:
1 medium potato (1 potato = 1-ish serving)
olive oil
sea salt
(optional: spices of your choice! good ones include paprika, Italian seasoning, chipotle/garlic/onion powder)

Directions:
⁣1. cut 1 potato into french fry shapes
2. soak for at least 1 hour in cold water (change water after 30 minutes)
3. pat dry with a dish towel or paper towels (wet fries = soggy fries!)
4. drizzle with olive oil + sea salt, or whatever other spices you want to use
5. fry them up in batches (so they don't overlap!) in your air fryer for 3-5 minutes at 400. 
6. add more salt on top

Notes: 
  • To keep the fries or nuggets warm (depending on the order you cook them), put them in the oven (on a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet lined with paper towels) at 200-250.⁣
  • Not gluten-free? Don't care about Whole30? Swap out the flour for 1.5 cups of toasted Panko or breadcrumbs.

These are perfect to serve with ketchup, honey mustard, ranch, buffalo ranch... possibilities are endless! Enjoy!

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