Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

By Debbie; I think every parent has to deal with their children suddenly stopping eating overnight. Don't like, don't want, don't need and no way you can get a bite in. Well, what do you do then? I always try to make something that they like even if it is only one part of the meal.

You still want them to get something in. And no, I don't put French fries, pizza or pancakes on the table every day. 😉

The big yellow M

But what then? Ask kids where they want to eat and the big yellow M soon comes up. And what do they eat there? Usually fries with chicken nuggets. I regularly get asked when we will eat there again and then I think: well, next year sometime.

There was a period when I loved it too but those few times a year when they are allowed a Happy Meal now, we drive past the Mcdrive and I make a quick pasta for us at home. We do eat (oven) fries regularly so they have nothing to complain about there. To satisfy their Mc wish, I sometimes make chicken nuggets. These are a lot healthier and tastier.

Luckily, they're not hard to make at all either, try as they might!

Homemade Chicken Nuggets;
What you need?

For 4 people;

  • 300 grams of chicken breast
  • breadcrumbs or breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams of flour
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika
  • olive oil

How to make?

  1. Cut the chicken breast into chicken nugget-sized pieces.
  2. Take 3 deep plates: in one you put the flour, in the other you beat the egg and the last you fill with breadcrumbs.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken breast with salt, pepper and paprika.
  4. Pass each piece successively through the flour, egg and breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat the oil in a large skillet and fry the nuggets for 10 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. You can also cook the chicken nuggets in the Airfryer, oven or fryer.
    Airfryer: 8 minutes at 180 degrees without oil.
    Oven: 12-15 minutes at 180 degrees. Drizzle the nuggets with a little oil before they go into the oven. Deep fryer: 6 minutes at 180 degrees
  7. Serve the chicken nuggets immediately. Great with a salad and fries but also as a snack at the movies.

Do your kids like chicken nuggets too??

This article was written by Debbie Bodewes. You can find more from Debbie on her blog Deb's Bakery & Kitchen.