Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Posted by on January 14, 2016 in Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes | 18 comments

These are the best Homemade Chicken Nuggets by far! Your kids will never want any other chicken nuggets other than these, but don’t limit them just to kids! Adults like them, too!

They are so quick and easy to make. Besides that, they freeze well. It’s a quick dinner from the freezer to the oven. Heat in the oven at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes and they are ready. 

Need a quick appetizer?  Add some dipping sauces of mustard, BBQ sauce, or honey and you’ve got a wonderful appetizer that adults will love. Great idea for those football game days!

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Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Phyllis Van Rossum
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Best Chicken Nuggets!
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Oil of choice or butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Like it spicier? Add some Kickin Chicken spice!
  1. Cut chicken into bite-sized cubes.
  2. Beat eggs
  3. Have 4 shallow bowls and place flour, eggs, and Panko bread crumbs in each separate bowl.
  4. Roll cubes in flour to coat
  5. Dip in beaten eggs
  6. Roll in Panko bread crumbs – usually found in the baking aisle
  7. Fry in oil or butter of choice
  8. Season to taste
  9. When browned, remove and drain on a paper towel
  10. If freezing, place on baking sheet to freeze individually. When frozen, bag and seal. This way, you can use the amount that you need.


Don’t substitute regular bread crumbs for Panko. It’s Panko bread crumbs that make them so crispy and good. You’ll find a couple different brands of them in the baking aisle.

If freezing for later, place on a flat cookie sheet to freeze individually. When frozen, bag in smaller amounts. I like to make a big batch and have them in the freezer all ready to use. 

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YUM! Tender and juicy! They are the best! 



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  1. Your Chicken Nuggets look fantastic, we would love them.  Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. I don’t make chicken nuggets nearly enough considering how much my family loves them. I love that you use panko bread crumbs- they’re my favorite for a great crunch!

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective! Your posts have been pinned to our group board. We hope to see you next week at 8 pm EST!

    • Yes, they make a huge difference in taste and texture!

  3. Chicken nuggets is the one thing my little 3-yr-old granddaughter will eat. Great recipe!

    • I don’t know a kids that wouldn’t love these!

  4. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  5. I bet these were a hit!! They look Yummy! Thanks for sharing on my Link Party “My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday” !! Hope to see you you tomorrow! Pinned!

    • Thanks for pinning! Yes, I’ll be back!

  6. Yum! So much better at home! Thanks for linking up with us on Throwback Thursday – we appreciate it, and are always looking forward to next week’s posts, too!! 🙂 Be sure to follow our pinterest board, too! 🙂


    • You are right! Homemade is best!

  7. These take me back to my childhood 🙂 I love how they are made from scratch! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!

    • Thanks so much! You don’t have to be a kid to like them!

  8. My young grandchildren have very limited diets as far as foods they like, but chicken nuggets are definitely on the list! These look so good. I will be trying them out on my little ones. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    • It’s so easy and I’ll bet they will love them!

  9. Three boys (including my husband) in the house so you KNOW I MUST HAVE this recipe – thanks for sharing found you at Wake Up Wednesday!

    • You will be making a lot of Chicken Nuggets with that crew, right?

  10. yum!

  11. These sound really tasty! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week!

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