How To Make Tasty Homemade Chicken Nuggets With Only 12 Ingredients!

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There are only 12 ingredients in these chicken nuggets and we promise, no pink slime! Chicken nuggets are a favorite by millions, mainly because of McDonald’s servings millions upon millions of the little tasties every day. Now, you can buy frozen nuggets or swing through a McDonald’s drive-thru to pick up some nugs, but they really are not that good for you. The recipe below is surprising quite healthy and to top it off, super tasty!


  •  1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or ground chicken
  •  ¼ cup cold water
  •  2 teaspoons salt
  •  2 teaspoons honey
  •  1 teaspoon onion powder
  •  1 teaspoon dry mustard
  •  1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  •  1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  •  1 egg, beaten
  •  1 cup all purpose flour, plus more flour as needed
  •  2 tablespoons corn starch
  •  ½ cup ice cold soda water


To Prep Chicken

Dice the chicken and place in the bowl of a food processor. Add the water, salt, honey, onion powder, mustard, black pepper and garlic. Pulse the mixture in short bursts until finely chopped.

Use a small ice cream scoop, or your hands, to roll the chicken paste mixture into 14 balls (about the size of a ping pong ball) and place on a tray lined with parchment paper or plastic wrap.

Cover with a second sheet and press to flatten to an even thickness of ½ to 1-inch. Place in freezer to firm.

To Prep Batter

Combine flour, corn flour, a pinch of salt, pepper and one egg, whisk well to combine. Stir in ½ cup ice cold soda water.

Remove frozen nuggets from freezer. Lightly coat the frozen nuggets in flour, pat off any excess. Dip the nuggets into batter until fully coated.

To Cook Nuggets

Deep-fry the nuggets, 8-10 at a time, in 375 degree oil for 6-8 minutes, or until browned and crispy.

To Serve Nuggets

Drain on a cooling rack, sprinkle with sea salt and serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauces.

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