Zesty Chicken Nuggets

Enjoy a delicious and health-conscious twist on a classic favourite with these Slimming World Zesty Chicken Nuggets. These nuggets are a guilt-free option that combines tender chicken breast chunks with zesty lemon flavour and a satisfyingly crispy wholemeal breadcrumb coating. Seasoned with a touch of dried thyme, salt, and pepper, these nuggets are cooked to perfection using a minimal amount of oil in an Actifry. With just 1 syn per portion, these flavorful nuggets make for a delightful and waistline-friendly meal that the whole family will love.

1 syn per portion


2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

2 slices of wholemeal bread from a 400g loaf, transformed into breadcrumbs

1 large egg, beaten

Zest from 1 fresh lemon

A pinch of dried thyme

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon of cooking oil


Begin by cutting the chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks, ensuring uniformity for even cooking.

In a bowl, combine the freshly grated lemon zest, dried thyme, a sprinkle of salt, and a dash of freshly ground black pepper with the breadcrumbs. Mix well to evenly distribute the flavours.

Dip each chicken chunk into the beaten egg, ensuring they are fully coated, then roll them in the seasoned breadcrumbs mixture until each chunk is evenly coated.

Prepare your Actifry for cooking: remove the paddle from the cooking pan and lightly brush the teaspoon of cooking oil over the pan’s surface.

Carefully arrange the coated chicken nuggets in a single layer around the pan, leaving a small gap between each piece to allow for even cooking.

Set the Actifry to cook the nuggets for 7 minutes, ensuring they develop a golden-brown and crispy exterior.

After the initial 7 minutes, re-insert the paddle back into the Actifry and continue cooking the nuggets for an additional 7 minutes. This extended cooking time helps to achieve optimal crunchiness.

Once the nuggets are cooked to perfection, remove them from the Actifry and serve them hot and crispy, accompanied by your favourite dipping sauces or sides.

Indulge in these Slimming World Zesty Chicken Nuggets, knowing that you’re treating yourself to a healthier version of a comfort food classic without sacrificing taste or texture.

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