Homemade, Breaded Chicken Nuggets

Homemade, Breaded Chicken Nuggets

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 215.6
  • Total Fat: 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 96.4 mg
  • Sodium: 615.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 13.0 g

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McDonald's-style chicken nuggets. McDonald's-style chicken nuggets.
Number of Servings: 5


    2 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts (that’s 4 breast fillets)
    1 teaspoon of Salt
    1/2 teaspoon of Parsley flakes
    1/2 teaspoon of Oregano
    1/4 teaspoon of Onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon of Pepper
    2 Eggs, beaten
    1 Cup of Flour
    about 1.5 Cups of Oil for frying (I used Sunflower seed oil)


Heat oil in a heavy-duty skillet (like a cast-iron skillet) on medium-high heat while preparing the chicken nuggets. It should be ready to work with once half of your nuggets are ready to go in.

Cube chicken and place in a food processor. Blend chicken until it has all been taken apart and is a fine paste. Remove to a bowl and add salt, parsley, oregano, onion powder and pepper, then combine well.

Pour out flour on a plate and have your beaten eggs in a small bowl ready to work with.

Roll the chicken paste mixture into 34 ping-pong ball-sized balls (smaller than a golf ball).

Roll a “chicken ball” in flour, then in egg, and then in flour again. Then, press the ball down to make a nugget. Set nuggets aside.

Sprinkle the hot oil with some flour and if it bubbles really quickly right away, your oil is ready for frying. Place as many nuggets as possible in the oil, and fry until the bottoms are golden, turn and fry until the other side is golden. Will take about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove to a towel-lined plate (to catch any excess oil).

Serve with honey of honey mustard (1 Tablespoon of honey + 1 teaspoon of mustard) or spicy honey mustard (1 Tablespoon of honey + 1 teaspoon of mustard + a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce) or ketchup or ranch dressing.

Makes about 34 nuggets. About 5-6 piece servings.

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  • Very Good
    A little messy to make, but worth it. - 10/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    My boys absolutely love these! They were not bad to make at all. It was a little messy to make them into little "chicken balls" but it was not too bad. - 11/27/11

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