Homemade chicken nuggets recipe

This is my simple, preservative-free chicken nuggets recipe.

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Yesterday, my kids had homemade chicken nuggets for school lunch.

Every time VGood sees the TV ad of a famous chicken nuggets brand –  the ones that come in alphabets and different shapes – she’d say “Gusto kong baon yan!” But I doubt the quality, as in actual meat content, of commercial chicken nuggets. Of course they are full of starchy extenders, artificial flavors, and, the worst part, meat trimmings. Ugh.

I thought – why don’t I make my own? So I improvised my own chicken nuggets recipe. I bought some breast fillets, pounded them with a meat hammer to tenderize, cut into small pieces, and marinated with salt and pepper overnight. The chicken pieces were battered by dipping in beaten eggs and then in bread crumbs. Frying was done quickly (under one minute) in very hot oil.

homemade chicken nuggets recipe lunch box

My chicken nuggets look more like chicken popcorns! That’s because I cut them too small. And when ate Josie fried them in the morning, she somehow got the idea to roll the pieces into balls. But I think it still worked! They were tender and tasty. Patch enjoyed hers with ketchup, while VGood wanted them plain. And… Oh yeah, she wants me to make the nuggets into alphabet shapes next time!

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10 thoughts on “Homemade chicken nuggets recipe

  1. same here, i’m not too keen on those store bought chicken nuggets. the texture is not anything like chicken. try marinating in patis..sarap din 🙂

    see you next tuesday 🙂

  2. I have yet to try this. Chicken breast fillet is a staple in our home but I cook this in strips. Shape lang ang naiba 😀

    Sarap nito with ketchup.

  3. wow, thanks for the tip chat~! i buy nuggets by the kilo in the supermarket. mahal 🙁 i tried making nuggets, i found this recipe using ground chicken meat – naku, ayaw ng anak ko. this one is simpler at mukhang magugustuhan ng kids.

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