Tortilla Chip Chicken Nuggets

Tortilla Chip Chicken Nuggets

Anne Murray, MS, RD
Tortilla Chip Healthier Chicken Nuggets: Crispy, Crunchy, and Less Fat and Calories
Looking for a healthier and more delicious alternative to traditional chicken nuggets? Try these tortilla chip healthier chicken nuggets! They're made with all-natural ingredients and baked in the oven or air fryer - so they're lower in fat and calories than deep-fried nuggets. Everyone has that one bag of almost empty chips laying around, crush them up and use them for this recipe!
Plus, the tortilla chip coating gives them a crispy and crunchy texture that everyone will love. Serve these nuggets with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course lunch
Cuisine American, fast food


  • 2 lbs Cubed Chicken Thighs can sub tenderloins or breast
  • 1 c Crushed Tortilla Chips I like Siete brand
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Spray Avocado Oil


  • Crush up tortilla chips into fine crumbs and add to a bowl with seasonings
    1 c Crushed Tortilla Chips, 1 tbsp Garlic Powder, 1 tbsp Onion Powder, 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • Cube chicken and set aside
    2 lbs Cubed Chicken Thighs
  • Coat each chicken cube in seasoned tortilla chip mixture
  • Spray with avocado oil and place in air fryer basket or baking tray
    1 Spray Avocado Oil
  • Set air fryer to 390 degrees, cook for 15 minutes and flip halfway through
  • If cooking in oven heat oven to 435 and cook for 15-20 minutes flipping half way through



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  • Made with all-natural ingredients: These chicken nuggets are made with all-natural ingredients, such as lean chicken seasonings, and tortilla chips. This means that they are free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives.
  • Baked in the oven: These chicken nuggets are air fried or baked in the oven instead of deep-fried, which means that they are lower in fat and calories than traditional chicken nuggets.
  • Good source of protein: Chicken is a good source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscle tissue.
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