Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Chicken Nuggets Recipe

2021-02-19
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Learn how to make the best chicken nuggets. These homemade chicken nuggets are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. This recipe is easy to follow and everyone loves it.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
5
PREP TIME
45 Minutes
WORK TIME
45 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
American
INGREDIENTS

    For the chicken mixture:

    • 2 Chicken breasts (600g), cut into small chunks
    • 1 teaspoon Salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
    • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon Paprika
    • 3 tablespoons Breadcrumbs

    For the coating:

    • Breadcrumbs
    • Flour
    • 3 Eggs
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • Garlic powder to taste
DIRECTIONS
  1. To a bowl of a food processor or high powdered blender place chicken chunks, salt, pepper and garlic powder and breadcrumbs. Pulse until combined.
  2. From the mixture shape nuggets patties. Arrange them on a cutting board and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Prepare 3 bowls: in the first bowl mix flour with spices, in the second bowl whisk eggs, in the third bowl place breadcrumbs.
  4. Coat each nugget in flour, then dip in beaten eggs, then coat with breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat oil to 180C (350F).
  6. Fry chicken nuggets, in batches, in hot oil until golden and cooked through, about 5-6 minutes.
  7. Remove from oil and transfer to paper towels to drain.
  8. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes:

Can we make chicken nuggets ahead of time?

Yes, place the coated nuggets on a baking sheet or a cutting board, and freeze for 1 hour, then transfer to an airtight container or a Ziploc bag and freeze up to 2 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before frying. You also can keep coated nuggets in the fridge, covered up to 1 day.

Can we bake chicken nuggets?

Yes, these chicken nuggets can be baked. Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Arrange chicken nuggets on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

How to store chicken nuggets?

Fried or baked chicken nuggets can be stored, covered, in the fridge up to 3 days or frozen in an airtight container for up to 2-3 months.  Reheat in preheat 375F (190C) oven until thawed and ready to eat.

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