Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Bye-bye McDonald's chicken nuggets!

  • 4 boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fine bread crumbs
  • oil for deep frying

  • Place cubed chicken breasts into a food processor and blend until it forms a smooth paste. Transfer to a medium bowl and add parsley, onion powder, garlic powder , salt and pepper. Mix well. Put the flour in a bowl, season with salt and pepper. Put beaten eggs in another bowl and breadcrumbs in a different bowl. Place those 3 bowls close to the chicken mixture, to make it easier to work with. 
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Roll out the chicken into small balls, about 1 tablespoon each, and flatten them using the palms of your hands to form the nugget shapes. Cover each nugget with flour, then dip into the egg, and cover with breadcrumbs. Repeat the process with the remaining nuggets. 
  • Fry the nuggets in hot oil, until the chicken is cooked through and turn golden brown (about 4 minutes per side). Remove from the oil and drain the excess grease using paper towel. Serve warm.


  1. Those look delicious, and about a million times better than McD's.

  2. Okay, my deepest prostrations and humble adoration! These look soooo good, and they can only be so, so much better for you!

  3. Sure a bye to Mc.D .... Very healthy n tempting nuggets!!
    Happy to follow your recipe space:-))
    Do drop by my space n hope u'll join it too..

    1. Thanks for visiting, Julie. I stopped by your lovely blog and followed you already. Looking forward to swap recipes with you.

  4. Wow! This one's definitely looks and must taste divine that the store bought kind! THanks for sharing!

  5. lovely presentation with great flavors..
    Tasty Appetite

  6. Wow. A couple of things: 1) you can come over anytime, I have plenty of forks and 2) I can't believe you made chicken nuggets!!!! They look so delicious and WAY better than fast food. I also love the fork picture.

  7. Interesting. I never thought of processing the chicken that way. My chicken nuggets are just chunks of chicken. This way sounds much tastier. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing! :-)

    1. My younger kid wanted it to ben just like McDonald's chicken nuggets, so I thought I would process the chicken into paste :)

  8. so funny i was JUST thinking about making these for superbowl. i walked past a mcdonalds like night was thought to myself, "wish i could get some chicken mcnuggets and not feel terribly guilty..."

    make them myself! thanks for the recipe!