Homemade Chicken Nuggets

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Homemade chicken nuggets are not only delicious but also a healthier alternative to fast food options. These nuggets are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, perfect for a family meal or a fun snack. Draining them on paper towels after frying ensures they retain less oil, making them a guilt-free indulgence. Enjoy making these simple yet delightful treats that everyone will love.

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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Serves: 4


  • Chicken breast: 1.54 pounds (700 grams)
  • Eggs: 2 large
  • All-purpose flour: 1.76 ounces (50 grams)
  • Breadcrumbs: 5.3 ounces (150 grams)
  • Vegetable oil for frying: about 1.7 cups (400 ml)
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml)
  • Ground black pepper: 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml)
  • Mixed spices and seasonings: 1 teaspoon (5 ml)

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

Prepare the Chicken:

Cut the chicken breast into sizable chunks, approximately the size of traditional nuggets.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Prepare the Coating Stations:

In one bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk or fork until smooth.

In another bowl, mix the flour with salt, black pepper, and other spices to your liking.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Coat the Chicken:

Dredge each piece of chicken first in the seasoned flour, ensuring it’s fully covered.

Dip the floured chicken into the beaten eggs.

Finally, coat the chicken thoroughly with breadcrumbs.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Fry the Nuggets:

Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan or deep fryer. Once hot, fry the nuggets in batches to avoid overcrowding, which allows for even cooking.

Fry each batch until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side depending on the size of the nuggets.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Drain the Nuggets:

After frying, transfer the chicken nuggets to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Serve these homemade chicken nuggets hot, paired with your favorite dipping sauces like barbecue, honey mustard, or ketchup. They are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike, offering a delightful crunch and a burst of flavor with every bite. Enjoy your meal knowing you’re serving up a healthier version of a beloved classic!

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

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