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Chicken Nuggets
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins

A recipe for homemade, crunchy chicken nuggets. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 482 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon TAK House Seasoning (separated) or your favorite poultry seasoning
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 dashes of hot sauce
  • 3 cups canola oil
  1. On a large work surface, using the tenderizer side of a meat mallet (or a rolling pin), pound out chicken breasts so that they are no more than a 1/2" in thickness.

  2. Cut the pounded out breasts into strips, about 2" wide. Then, cut the strips into pieces 1 1/2 - 2" in diameter. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of TAK Seasoning, and toss to combine. Set aside while you prepare your dredging station.

  3. Have ready three breading trays, pie dishes or shallow pans. In the first pan, add 1 cup of flour. In the second, whisk together milk, eggs and hot sauce. In the last tray, mix together 1 1/2 cup of flour and 1 teaspoon of TAK Seasoning.
  4. Before you begin dredging the chicken, bring the oil to proper temperature. Add oil to a large cast iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, and allow to reach 350-375°. .Have ready a wire rack, with a few paper towels underneath to catch any oil drippings.

  5. To dredge the chicken, thoroughly coat it in the tray with plain flour, followed by a dip in the egg mixture, and then, a thorough coating in the seasoned flour. 

  6. Carefully drop nuggets into the oil, taking care not to overcrowd the skillet. You will likely need to fry in 2-3 batches. Fry nuggets for 2 minutes, then turn and fry for 2 minutes more. Transfer cooked nuggets to wire rack to cool slightly.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 614mg18%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.