Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

5 from 1 vote
These chicken nuggets are sure to be a hit with both adults and children. Crispy, crunchy, and delicious, serve these appetisers with your favourite dipping sauce. An absolutely winning appetiser.
Chicken Nuggets

Nothing compares to homemade chicken nuggets. These chicken nuggets are lightly seasoned, breaded, and fried until golden brown.

Chicken nuggets are something that both adults and children enjoy. They are the ideal fried food because they are crunchy, meaty, and juicy.

These homemade chicken nuggets have a crispy, golden crust encasing a juicy, flavourful chicken that goes great with any dipping sauce.

Each bite is perfect. These chicken nuggets are far superior to McDonald’s chicken McNuggets because they are made with 100% real chicken and are free of any additives or preservatives.

My kids are massive fans of chicken nuggets, so I thought I would recreate this recipe as it is the perfect after-school snack as well as great for dinner.

I like to use Panko breadcrumbs to get that crispy crunch. These are a type of Japanese breadcrumbs that are lighter and crispier than normal breadcrumbs.

The seasoning used in this recipe is simple because it uses basic pantry ingredients that most people already have on hand.

These seasonings are easily adjustable. If you like it spicy, add some chilli powder. If necessary, season with additional salt.

What I always do is prepare the nuggets in large batches and then freeze the rest. This makes it easier as I can easily whip up a batch as needed.

Although this recipe states that the chicken nuggets are fried, they can also be fried if you want to make them healthier.

If you do decide to bake them then be sure to toast the breadcrumbs before adding them to the nuggets. This will ensure that you still get that crispy exterior.

Line the chicken nuggets onto a wire rack then spray with a non-stick cooking spray or some oil. Then, bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) gas mark 6 for about 15-20 minutes until cooked through.

Using a wire rack helps to ensure even cooking. If you don’t have one, then simply use a baking tray. However, if you do this then be sure to flip the chicken nuggets halfway through to ensure that both sides cook.

These chicken McNuggets are ideal as afterschool snacks for the kids, weeknight dinners, or even as finger foods for parties.

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Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

by Nabeela Kauser
These chicken nuggets are sure to be a hit with both adults and children. Crispy, crunchy, and delicious, serve these appetisers with your favourite dipping sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American, British, Western
Servings 4
Calories 353 kcal



  • Cut two chicken breasts into small nugget-sized pieces.
  • In a bowl, mix together 100g of plain flour, 1 tsp of garlic powder, 1 tsp of paprika, and 1/2 tsp of salt.
  • Beat two eggs in another bowl and place 100g of breadcrumbs in a third bowl.
  • Dip each chicken piece first into the flour mixture, then into the beaten eggs, and finally coat it in breadcrumbs.
  • Heat up enough vegetable oil in a large frying pan to cover the bottom by about 1 cm and wait until the oil is hot.
  • Add the coated chicken nuggets to the hot oil and cook for around 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Transfer the cooked nuggets to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon to drain off any excess oil.
  • Repeat the process until all the chicken nuggets are cooked.
  • Serve the chicken nuggets hot with your choice of dipping sauce (e.g. ketchup, BBQ sauce, honey mustard, etc.).


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 353kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 33gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 637mgPotassium: 536mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 191IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 68mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken, Food, Kids Snacks, Nuggets, Party Food, Recipe, Snack
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