You can find many variations of the classic chicken nuggets recipe. It is not surprising, because the recipe itself is very simple but as a result, you get a tasty nutritious snack for a party or meal for dinner (together with some salad, for example). In its core, there is only one main ingredient – chicken fillet. Everything else you use is to get a perfect breading for a nuggets crust that will satisfy your taste.

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I will share with you my favorite recipe for breading for the nuggets. They turn out very crispy and zesty with very juicy inside chicken meat. Of course, it is thanks to adding chips. Start with choosing the flavor you like more or if you do not want to use store-bought products you can make your own. On the other hand, if you do not want to use them at all but still have that crispy texture than you can use cornflakes.

Here is my recipe for potato chips that you can check out: Homemade Paprika Potato Chips.

Ingredients for Crispy Chicken Nuggets:

Ingredients for Homemade Chicken Nuggets

  • 400 g chicken fillet;
  • 1 egg;
  • 100 g breadcrumbs;
  • 20 g potato chips;
  • 100 g all-purpose flour;
  • 100 ml oil;
  • Salt and pepper (to your taste).

How to cook chicken nuggets at home in a skillet:

  • Take a chicken fillet and rinse them carefully under cold running water. After patting them with paper towels until dry, cut into somewhat thin stripes (no more than one сcentimeter wide). However, of course you can cut them into any shape you want.

Cut chicken fillet into slices

  • Shred potato chips using a food processor (I make sure that the pieces are not tiny). You can also take a zipper bag, place chips inside of it, and using something heavy to crush into small crumbs.

Grind chips into small pieces

  • Combine shredded potato chips with breadcrumbs, mix. Set the plate aside.

Combine with breadcrumbs

  • Take a flat plate for all-purpose flour. Season it with salt and freshly ground black pepper (I also like to add garlic powder but, unfortunately, I ran out of it). Take every strip of chicken fillet and coat it in this mix.

Cover chicken strips with flour

  • Let`s prepare an egg mixture: take a deep bowl, beat in an egg and nicely whisk it.
  • Now is the time to dip our chicken pieces in prepared mixtures. First, dip a chicken strip in the egg one and then transfer it to the plate with chips and breadcrumbs mixture. Thoroughly press crumbs into the strips to cover all the sides.

Dip into the egg mixture

Dip into crumbs of bread and chips

  • Place all the strips on a clean cutting board.

Place all the strips on the cutting board

  • Heat a skillet with vegetable oil over medium to high heat. Place chicken strips in the skillet; make sure not to overcrowd it and pour enough oil to cook through chicken nuggets. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Pan fry the nuggets

  • After cooking nuggets in the skillet, place them on a paper towel to drain for them to absorb all the excess oil. Serve still warm with your favorite type of sauce. Bon appetite!

Put nuggets on the paper towel after frying

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How to cook chicken nuggets at home

I hope that you found the recipe helpful and managed to make chicken nuggets perfectly crispy. As I told you, the recipe itself was very simple and you follow it without any complications. I like to prepare three separate plates with dressing ingredients in advance and then dip chicken strips in order that I have listed in the recipe.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Learn how to cook tasty crispy chicken nuggets at home!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken nuggets, how to cook chicken nuggets
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 275kcal

Ingredients

  • 400 g chicken fillet
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 20 g potato chips
  • 100 g all-purpose flour
  • 100 ml oil
  • salt and pepper (to your taste)

Instructions

  • Take a chicken fillet and rinse them carefully under cold running water. After patting them with paper towels until dry, cut into somewhat thin stripes (no more than one сcentimeter wide). However, of course you can cut them into any shape you want.
  • Shred potato chips using a food processor (I make sure that the pieces are not tiny). You can also take a zipper bag, place chips inside of it and using something heavy to crush into small crumbs.
  • Combine shredded potato chips with breadcrumbs, mix. Set the plate aside.
  • Take a flat plate for all-purpose flour. Season it with salt and freshly ground black pepper (I also like to add garlic powder but, unfortunately, I ran out of it). Take every strip of chicken fillet and coat it in this mix.
  • Let`s prepare an egg mixture: take a deep bowl, beat in an egg and nicely whisk it.
  • Now is the time to dip our chicken pieces in prepared mixtures. First, dip a chicken strip in the egg one and then transfer it to the plate with chips and breadcrumbs mixture. Thoroughly press crumbs into the strips to cover all the sides.
  • Place all the strips on a clean cutting board.
  • Heat a skillet with vegetable oil over medium to high heat. Place chicken strips in the skillet; make sure not to overcrowd it and pour enough oil to cook through chicken nuggets. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden-brown.
  • After cooking nuggets in the skillet, place them on a paper towel to drain for them to absorb all the excess oil. Serve still warm with your favorite type of sauce. Bon appetite!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

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