Homemade Chicken Nuggets: A Kid-Friendly Classic


Bring the joy of a classic favorite into your home with Homemade Chicken Nuggets! These nuggets are not only a hit with the kids but also a healthier and tastier alternative to store-bought versions. Made with real chicken and a golden, crispy coating, they are perfect for a satisfying snack, a delightful dinner, or a fun party treat. Get ready for smiles all around with these homemade delights that are sure to become a family favorite!

Homemade Chicken Nuggets: A Kid-Friendly Classic

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Makes about 20 Nuggets
  • Serving Size: 5 Nuggets per person


  • 500 grams (1.1 pounds) of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 100 grams (0.22 pounds) of all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 150 grams (0.33 pounds) of breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil for frying

Method of Preparation

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces (about 5 cm each).
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Dip each chicken piece first into the flour mixture, then into the beaten eggs, and finally coat with breadcrumbs.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Fry the chicken nuggets in batches for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Drain the nuggets on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  7. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauces.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a healthier version, bake the nuggets at 200°C (392°F) for 15-20 minutes instead of frying.
  • Experiment with different seasonings in the breadcrumb mixture for varied flavors.
  • Let the kids help with coating the chicken for a fun cooking activity.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I freeze these chicken nuggets? Yes, freeze them after coating and before frying or baking. Fry or bake directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.
  • What are some healthy dipping sauce options? Try homemade yogurt-based dips, honey mustard, or a simple tomato sauce.
  • Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts? Absolutely, chicken thighs can be used for a juicier nugget.
  • How do I know when the nuggets are cooked through? The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C), and they should be golden brown on the outside.