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Crispy Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Whether you are young or young at heart, everyone agrees on chicken nuggets! Learn to make the perfect chicken nuggets with my awesomely easy and delicious Crispy Chicken Nugget Recipe!

Easy Chicken Nuggets Recipe

About My Crispy Chicken Nuggets Recipe

The best foods always have the biggest crunch, and that is what makes my nuggets so amazing! In under half an hour, you can make juicy, tender, and spectacularly crispy chicken nuggets! These deliciously dippable nuggets make the perfect snack or light dinner for the whole family!

Why You Will Love My Chicken Nuggets Recipe

  • Crunchy – Pan-frying the nuggets makes them satisfyingly crunchy in just a few minutes time!
  • Better than Store Bought – My Homemade chicken nuggets are healthier than frozen and refrigerated nuggets from the store.
  • Kid-Friendly – Children will adore the juicy yet crunchy texture of these bites!
  • Affordable Ingredients – Many of the economical elements in this recipe are probably already in your panty!
  • Meal Prep Magic – Chicken nuggets are great to make on Sunday and enjoy throughout the week!
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Ingredients you’ll need

  • Chicken Breast – Choose boneless skinless chicken breast for this recipe. Be sure to trim excess fat so the nuggets are nice and tender!
  • Flour – All-purpose flour is a great choice for this recipe.
  • Eggs – Eggs are a common breading ingredient because they are a great binder. The eggs help the cornflakes stick and also create a wonderful breaded texture.
  • Unsweetened Corn Flakes – This popular cereal has a serious crunch that makes it the first choice for chicken nuggets! Oatmeal, rice cereal, or kettle chips are all great substitutes.
  • Paprika Powder – Paprika has an amazing color and peppery pop to add excitement to the chicken.
  • Oil – Choose a neutral cooking oil to fry the chicken, like vegetable, canola, or grapeseed oil.
  • Salt and Pepper – A touch of simple seasonings makes every bite a little brighter! Try to use sea salt for a more natural and less refined salty flavor!

How To Make Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Step 1:

Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and season with salt, pepper, and paprika powder.

Step 2:

Crack the eggs into a deep plate and whisk them together. Put the flour in a separate deep plate. Put the cornflakes in a freezer bag and crush them up before putting them on their own plate.

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Step 3:

Dredge the chicken nuggets in the flour, shake off any excess, then dredge in the egg, and finally the cornflakes.

Step 4:

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat and pan-fry the nuggets until crispy and golden brown. This takes about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain the cooked chicken on paper towels.

Recipe Tips

  • If you like a more fine breading on your nuggets you can use a food processor to crush the corn flakes.
  • To make these chicken nuggets a little lighter use the air fryer. Set it for 8 minutes at 375°F.
  • Serve these yummy nuggets while they’re warm with your choice of dipping sauces. Ketchup, honey mustard, and sweet chili sauce are especially nice with these bites!
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How Can I Tell if The Nuggets Are Done?

After pan-frying for about 3 minutes per side the chicken should look golden brown and totally delicious. Double-check the chicken for doneness with a meat thermometer. Cooked chicken should read 165°F.

Can I Store These Chicken Nuggets?

Absolutely! Homemade chicken nuggets are great for storing and make for easy meal prep. Allow the nuggets to cool and then transfer them to an airtight paper-towel-lined container. Store them in the fridge for up to 4 days and reheat them in the microwave, oven, or air fryer.

Are These Chicken Nuggets Gluten-Free?

Unfortunately, the original recipe calls for flour and corn flakes which both contain gluten; however, both items can be swapped for their gluten-free alternatives. Try a gluten-free all-purpose flour for the breading and gluten-free corn flakes.

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Crispy Chicken Nuggets

5 from 3 votes
Winning hearts among all age groups, these easy chicken nuggets are a cinch to whip up – quick, simple, and sooo crunchy!
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes



  • Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and season with salt, bell pepper and paprika powder.
  • Then beat the two eggs in a deep plate and whisk. Also put flour in a deep plate. Put cornflakes in a freezer bag and crush.
  • Now coat the chicken nuggets first in the flour (tap off excess flour), then in the egg and finally with the cornflakes.
  • Now fry the breaded chicken nuggets in a hot pan with oil until crispy and golden brown. Takes about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Finally, drain on kitchen paper and serve.


Calories: 550kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 65gFat: 16g
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy chicken nuggets
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