top of page

The Taste of West TX with Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets & Homemade Green Chili Gravy by Real Estate Expert, Lainie Eilenberger

Greetings from the heart of West Texas! It’s Lainie Eilenberger, your go-to real estate expert with the Key and Slate Real Estate Group, bringing you not only the best in Lubbock and West Texas homes but also a taste of our cherished regional flavors right to your kitchen. Today, I'm excited to share a healthier twist on a beloved comfort food recipe that's sure to become a family favorite - Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets with Homemade Green Chili Gravy.

Before we dive into this mouthwatering recipe, let me share a bit about the Key and Slate Real Estate Group. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional service across a wide range of West Texas areas, from Abernathy to Wolfforth and everywhere in between. Whether you're buying or selling, our dedicated team is here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring a seamless experience in finding your dream home.

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets with Homemade Green Chili Gravy Recipe

Transforming the classic chicken nuggets by using an air fryer not only cuts down on oil but also locks in that irresistible crunch we all love. Paired with a savory homemade green chili gravy, this recipe brings a delightful blend of comfort and sophistication to your dining table.


For the Chicken Nuggets:

  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 2 cups breadcrumbs

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • For the Green Chili Gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup green chili, roasted and chopped

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the Chicken: Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour, dip in the beaten eggs, then coat with breadcrumbs. This layering ensures each nugget is perfectly seasoned and ready for crisping.

  2. Preheat the Air Fryer: Set your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). A preheated air fryer guarantees that your chicken nuggets start cooking at the optimal temperature for that ideal crispy texture.

  3. Cook the Nuggets: Arrange the chicken nuggets in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they're not touching. This might require cooking in batches. Air fry for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).

  4. Make the Green Chili Gravy: While the nuggets cook, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour to create a roux, then gradually whisk in chicken broth until smooth. Add the green chili, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, simmering until the gravy thickens.

  5. Serve and Enjoy: Drizzle the warm green chili gravy over the crispy chicken nuggets and serve immediately. It's a dish that promises to bring the warmth and charm of West Texas right to your table.

At the Key and Slate Real Estate Group, we believe in the power of home – and what says 'home' better than a meal prepared with love? Whether you're gathering around the table with family or hosting friends in your new West Texas home, it's the moments like these that truly matter.

If you're in search of your dream home, or simply seeking more delightful recipes and local insights, visit us at For those captivated by the modern allure of One Ford Road, explore for everything this charming subdivision has to offer. And for a comprehensive home search connected directly to the MLS, is your ultimate resource.

Don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel at for virtual tours of exclusive and luxurious homes across our beautiful region.

Thank you for joining me in the kitchen today. I hope this recipe brings as much joy to your table as helping you find the perfect home in West Texas brings to me.

A plate of golden-brown, rustic air fryer chicken nuggets next to a bowl of creamy white gravy with specks of green chili, set on a wooden kitchen table, embodying traditional West Texas home cooking. Prepared by Top Lubbock and West Texas Real Estate Agent, Lainie Eilenberger of Key and Slate Real Estate Group, this image captures the essence of comfort food with a West Texas twist.
Discover the heart of West Texas cuisine with Lainie Eilenberger of Key and Slate Real Estate Group. Dive into the rustic charm of homemade Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets paired with a subtly spiced green chili white gravy. Perfect for cozy family dinners, this recipe promises the warmth and comfort of West Texas in every bite. #WestTexasCuisine #HomemadeComfort #LainieEilenberger #KeyAndSlateRealEstate #AirFryerRecipes #FamilyDinnerFavorites #LubbockRealEstate

0 views0 comments


bottom of page