Homemade Chicken Nuggets

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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

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I love me some chicken nuggies! Who knew they were so easy to make at home??

I love to take advantage of the random sales on meat at my local grocery store. When I get lucky, I can nab some ground chicken on the cheap.

Initially, I was going to remake my favorite chicken parmesan stuffed meatballs but had a stroke of genius (aka laziness) midway through the process and decided to try my hand at something new: baked chicken nuggets.

If you put these nuggets side-by-side with some frozen bagged ones, you may not know the difference. I served mine with sriracha ketchup and Carolina BBQ sauce for some twang!

Categories: Dinner , Lunch

Tags: Chicken , Ground Chicken

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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Makes ~ 24 nuggets


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  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs, (2 whisked)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • parsley, for garnish (optional)
  • ketchup & BBQ sauce, for serving

Here's How:

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. In a large bowl, combine one egg with the ground chicken. Mix until the egg is completely incorporated into the ground chicken.
  2. Measure about 2 tablespoons of the ground chicken into small ball shapes. Gently flatten to be about a half inch thick.
  3. Separate the remaining eggs (whisked), flour and bread crumbs into separate bowls. Stir the garlic powder, onion powder and salt into the bread crumbs.
  4. Dredge the ground chicken first in flour, then in whisked egg, then in breadcrumbs. Repeat as desired for thicker breading around the ground chicken.
  5. Arrange the breaded chicken onto a baking sheet lined with silicone or greased foil. Bake the chicken for 15-20 minutes, flipping midway through, until the chicken nuggets are golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces and enjoy!

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