Homemade Chicken Nuggets

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chicken nuggets recipe

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!

chicken nuggets recipe

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

The Starving Chef
Easy and delicious chicken nuggets – made from scratch and then baked until golden brown!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Finger Food, Quick & Easy
Servings 24 nuggets

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Measure about 2 tablespoons of the ground chicken into small ball shapes. Gently flatten to be about a half inch thick.
  • Separate the remaining eggs (whisked), flour and bread crumbs into separate bowls. Stir the garlic powder, onion powder and salt into the bread crumbs.
  • Dredge the ground chicken first in flour, then in whisked egg, then in breadcrumbs. Repeat as desired for thicker breading around the ground chicken.
  • 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!
Keyword baked, chicken
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