Large plate filled with air fryer chicken nuggets. There is a bowl of bbq sauce in the top right part of the plate.
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Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Air fryer chicken nuggets are an easy, healthy recipe that the whole family will love! These low carb homemade chicken nuggets are made with almond flour and arrowroot making them gluten free, paleo and Whole30 friendly! This simple recipe is egg free too and your kids are going to love them! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken nuggets, egg free chicken nuggets, gluten free chicken nuggets, paleo chicken nuggets, whole30 chicken nuggets
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Samantha Rowland


  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot flour or tapioca
  • 1/2 cup almond flour see post for nut free options
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp herbs de provence or italian seasoning
  • cooking spray (avocado oil, coconut oil)


  • In a large pan, combine the arrowroot flour, almond flour, salt, and herbs de provence
  • Cut the chicken breast up into bite size pieces using a knife or kitchen shears. 
  • Place the cut up chicken in a separate large pan or plate. 
  • Add the dijon mustard to the chicken and coat the chicken, moving it around with your hands until fully coated with a thin layer of mustard. 
  • Transfer the chicken to the pan filled with the almond flour mixture a few pieces of chicken at a time.
  • Coat the chicken nugget pieces in the almond flour mixture, being sure to press down and really make sure all sides are getting coated. 
  • Place the coated chicken into the air fryer basket, making sure it doesn't get over crowded. 
  • Once the basket is full, spray the chicken with a light mist of the non-stick spray. This might require you to cook the chicken in batches depending on the size of your air fryer
  • Cook at 390F for 15 minutes. After 9 minutes, flip the chicken carefully. 
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce



Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 639mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1.4mg