Tasty Home Made Chicken Nuggets in less than 30 Minutes

home made chicken nuggets

Home Made Chicken Nuggets

Tasty Chicken Nuggets does not have to be a big bag of Frozen ‘Unknowns’. These Home Made Chicken Nuggets are something you can serve with pride.

How many of us stock up on those frozen bags of chicken nuggets? They seem so quick and convenient don’t they? But only the manufacturers know what on gods earth goes into these tea time favorites! We don’t use suspicious ingredients when we cook our meals, do we? So why do we buy them when they come in pre – packaged form? This remains one of the unsolved mysteries of the modern day grocery list!

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Recipe Name: Home Made Chicken Nuggets
Recipe Type: Snacks
Author: Shana @ Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 18 
Cook time: 12 min
Total time: 30 min
Yield: 10 Chicken Nuggets

home made chicken nuggets recipe

Home Made Chicken Nuggets


  • 200 gms boneless chicken fillet / tenders
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp diced celery stick
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp bread crumbs
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp butter, softened
  • ½ tsp freshly squeezed lime/lemon juice

For the crumb:

  • ½ cup plain whole meal flour
  • 1 Tbsp bread crumbs/ panko
  • ¹/3 tsp salt
  • ¹/3 tsp pepper


  • Egg white  or whole egg, for binding and oil for shallow frying. I use Soybean oil for Nuggets.


  • Rinse and drain the chicken. Cut into small pieces.
  • Add to a small food processor along with all the other ingredients, except for the oil, egg and crumb ingredients. Mix till all ingredients are blended and the chicken is minced.
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  • You could also use pre minced chicken and grind all other ingredients together and mix in.
  • Put the seasoned mince into a bowl. Mix again gently with hands.
  • Shape into 10 nuggets of desired shape. I like to do this on  wax paper.
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  • Beat the egg lightly in a small bowl. Use egg white only if you do not want any smell of egg.
  • Mix the flour, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a plate with a fork to distribute evenly.
  • home made chicken nuggets for crumb
  • Dip the nuggets into the flour plate and coat both sides lightly.
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  • Place on a wire rack. Allow to sit a few minutes. This helps the flour coating to absorb the egg/ moisture. It keeps the flour from burning and enhances color of nuggets.
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  • Heat oil in a skillet/ pan. The oil should be hot, but not smoking hot.
  • Add the nuggets to the pan and leave undisturbed for a minute on medium heat.
  • home made chicken nuggets - fry 1st side
  • Flip over once the bottom is golden. Cook the second side as well. Do not over fry as the chicken will dry out, rendering the nuggets lifeless!
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  • Drain on Kitchen Paper. Always check one nugget for doneness before serving.
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Home Made Chicken Nuggets

  • If you want to omit the eggs, do so buy making a solution of cornflour mixed in a little water to make a runny consistency. Dip the nuggets in this to create a binding agent.
  • When mixing the chicken with the other ingredients, it is very important that you do not over mix. Mix gently with hands and form into nuggets without pressing the mince too tightly.

Key Ingredients: Chicken, Bread, Flour, Shallots, Garlic, Celery, Parsley, spices, lime, butter, Oil

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