Lea's Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Lea's Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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Leanne D.


My sons and the little ones in our family LOVE chicken nuggets. This spice combination is a recipe from Paul Prudhomme,changed up a bit.
My husband calls me Lea so I named these Lea's homemade chicken nuggets. Some of the kids dunk these in Ranch dressing or BBQ sauce.

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Deep Fry


1 t. cayenne
1/2 t each of white pepper,onion powder,garlic powder,paprika and black pepper
chicken breasts,cut into small(nugget size) pieces
all purpose flour
bread crumbs
canola or peanut oil


1Mix cayenne,and each of the spices in a small dish.Season chicken with spice mixture and salt to taste.
Season flour and bread crumbs with spice mixture,place in individual shallow bowls,beat eggs and season with spice mixture,place in a shallow bowl. Heat oil in cast iron skillet or deep fryer.Dredge chicken in flour,eggs then breadcrumbs,fry until chicken is golden brown and chicken is done.
2Side Note: I make breadcrumbs by tearing up slices of bread,grind the slices in blender until fine. You can use any bread,wheat,white,french bread.I usually freeze the ends of the bread and use them.No need to brown,they'll crisp when chicken is cooked.

About Lea's Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American