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Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Written by on March 12, 2024

Chicken nugget served in a fancy dish with ketchup on the side.

Make your frozen ground chicken nuggets at home in just 30 minutes! This recipe makes juicy fried nuggets full of chicken flavor. The recipe is kid-friendly and has very few ingredients.
  • slice bread
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 500 grams of ground chicken


  • 1 teaspoon onion powderor 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion, squeeze excess water
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powderor 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  •  teaspoon chicken powder or ½ chicken cube/bullion mixed with a little cornflour.
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon saltmore to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

To Coat

  • 2 large eggsfor egg wash
  • 3 cup bread crumbto coat
  • Oilto fry

Steps to roll and coat nuggets in bread crumbs.

  • Take milk in a bowl and put the bread slice in it. Let it soak in the milk then mash it.
  • Add mashed bread, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to ground chicken and mix well. The chicken mixture will be sticky, It’s ok. Set in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.

Prepare Breading Station

  • In a bowl, whisk eggs, and add salt and pepper to make the egg wash. Take some bread crumbs on a large plate. Also, keep a baking sheet or large trays to set prepared nuggets.

Roll Out nuggets

  • Grease hands with oil and roll out small ground chicken mixture balls. Coat each ball with bread crumbs. This will make balls firm enough to handle.
  • Now shape the balls into squares or circles with your hands. Dip each nugget in egg wash and then again in bread crumbs.

Frying Instructions

  • For frying, throw a few nuggets directly in hot oil. Do not crowd the wok and fry on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.  Then increase heat and fry for another 2 minutes until golden. Do not overcook, that will make the nuggets dry.
  • Take out on a kitchen towel and serve hot with any dip or ketchup.

Freezing Instructions

  • Put nuggets on a tray and freezer for two hours until rock solid. Don’t stack, keep each nugget separated.
  • Once frozen, store plastic zip lock bags or in a container putting layers of butter paper in between the nuggets. To fry frozen nuggets, throw nuggets directly in hot oil. Fry on medium heat for 4 minutes. Then increase heat fry for another 2 minutes until golden from the centre.
  • Chicken: You can use ground chicken made with breast and thigh for best taste. Or if you have chicken breast or boneless chicken pieces in hand. Just process in the chopper until smooth and you can use it.
  • Dry chicken breast with a kitchen towel. Cut each breast into small pieces. Then ground into a fine paste in a food processor. Also, add 1 tablespoon of butter or cream as the chicken breast mince is very lean and dry.
  • Chicken powder: This gives you that bright chicken flavor if you don’t have chicken powder, use chicken cube or bullion mixed with cornflour to make chicken powder.
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