Easy Chicken Nuggets recipe

Get ready to delight your taste buds with a homemade favorite that’s loved by kids and adults alike – Chicken Nuggets! These crispy, tender morsels of chicken are a surefire crowd-pleaser. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through creating these golden nuggets from scratch. Whether it’s a family dinner or a fun party snack, our Chicken Nuggets recipe for four is a must-try. Let’s dive into the world of crunchy, flavorful goodness!

Table of Contents


For the Chicken Nuggets:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken tenders, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs (panko or regular)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard (optional)
chicken nuggets
chicken nuggets


  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, ensuring they are all of a similar size for even cooking.
    • Season with salt, pepper, and paprika (if using).
  2. Breading the Chicken:
    • Set up a breading station with three shallow bowls. Fill one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with breadcrumbs.
    • Take a piece of chicken, coat it in flour, dip it in the beaten eggs, and then roll it in the breadcrumbs, ensuring it’s well-coated.
    • Place the breaded chicken pieces on a baking sheet.
  3. Heat the Oil:
    • In a large skillet or deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Fry the Chicken Nuggets:
    • Carefully place the breaded chicken pieces in the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
    • Fry for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until they’re golden brown and cooked through.
    • Use a slotted spoon to remove them and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  5. Make the Dipping Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, mix ketchup, mayonnaise, honey, and mustard (if using) to create a delicious dipping sauce.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Arrange the crispy chicken nuggets on a platter.
    • Serve with the homemade dipping sauce and enjoy the crunchy goodness!

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