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yummy homemade chicken nuggets

★★★★★ 17
a recipe by
Jessica Mills
Dover, DE

My hubby loves chicken nuggets and he grew up on the ones that come from a bag. I came up with these and now he loves them.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Skip buying pre-made or fast food chicken nuggets and try this homemade chicken nugget recipe. They are super easy to make. Savory, satisfying, and crispy, these are kid-friendly and delicious. When you bite through the perfectly seasoned coating, the chicken inside is nice and juicy. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce for a dinner that's sure to become a family favorite.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 17
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For yummy homemade chicken nuggets

  • 2 to 3 pkg
    boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 3 dash
    garlic powder
  • 2 to 3 dash
    onion powder
  • 2 to 3 dash
    salt and pepper
  • 2 to 3 dash
    Mrs. Dash Original Table Blend
  • 2 to 3 dash
    Emeril's Orginal
  • 2 to 3 dash
    Mrs. Dash Chicken Seasoning
  • 1 can
    Italian bread crumbs
  • 2
  • 1 to 1/2 c
  • olive oil

How To Make yummy homemade chicken nuggets

Test Kitchen Tips
We tested the recipe with 2 packages of chicken tenders. For that, we ended up using 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of bread crumbs.
  • Chicken tenders cut into chunks.
    Cut your chicken tenders into chunks; set aside.
  • Dredging ingredients for the chicken laid out.
    Get out three bowls med to large size. In the first bowl, add the milk and eggs; mix well. In the second bowl, the flour and all the seasonings. Place the bread crumbs into the third bowl.
  • Coating the chicken in the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs.
    Dredge your chicken chunks in the flour. Then dunk them into the egg mixture. Roll them in your bread crumbs.
  • Coated chicken nuggets resting on a baking sheet.
    Lay all the breaded chicken nuggets on a large platter before frying them; let rest for a few minutes. This allows the bread crumbs to dry and remain on the chicken while frying them.
  • Frying the chicken nuggets.
    Heat olive oil in a large, deep skillet or Fry Daddy. Once the oil is hot, start frying the chicken. When golden, drain each nugget on paper towels to remove excess oil before serving. Serve while hot with your fave sauce. Enjoy!