Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Servings 4

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

These nuggets are simple to make and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup prepared breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  1. Place the flour in a resealable plastic bag and season with the garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Place the chicken pieces in the bag with the flour and toss to coat (work in batches).
  3. Transfer the breadcrumbs to a rimmed plate, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. Whisk the egg and 1 tablespoon water in a medium bowl.
  5. Remove a piece of chicken from the flour, dip in the egg mixture, then the breadcrumbs, gently pressing the crumbs into the chicken, and set on a clean plate.
  6. Repeat with the remaining pieces of chicken.
  7. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  8. Add the chicken pieces to the pan (work in batches if needed) and brown on each side, about 8 minutes total.
  9. Use a spatula to transfer the chicken nuggets to a paper-towel-lined plate.
  10. Salt while hot and serve.