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Recipe of the Week- Air Fryer Chicken Poppers


1.5 pounds ground chicken 

1 large egg (beaten)

1/3 cup whole wheat flour 

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 sweet onion (diced)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3/4 cup sugar-free BBQ Sauce



3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


Air Fryer Instructions:

  • In a large mixing bowl add in the ground chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and diced onions. Mix together.
  • Add in the beaten egg and whole wheat flour. Mix with a spoon until everything is combined.
  • Roll the chicken mixture into golf ball-sized balls.
  • In a separate medium mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the coating.
  • Carefully roll each chicken ball into the coating mixture.
  • Spray the air-fryer basket with cooking spray and add in each ball making sure not to overcrowd the poppers – you may need to make several batches.
  • Set the fryer to 400°F and cook 12-14 minutes, turning the poppers halfway through and spraying the balls with cooking spray to make them crispier.
  • Remove the cooked chicken poppers and toss them in the 3/4 cup sugar-free BBQ sauce or sauce of choice and serve immediately.


Makes 5-6 servings. Count each serving as a complete meal – don’t forget to add veggies! 


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