What’s for dinner?: 15-minute Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Ever bite into one of those warmed up frozen chicken nuggets only to peer inside and think…”What in the world in in here?”  Sometimes you get lucky and inside it looks like actual chicken.  Sometimes it looks grayish, or like some indeterminate filling that may or may not have a significant percentage of chicken inside.  And a whole lot of other miscellaneous ingredients besides.  There are over 30 ingredients in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets*, according to their very own recipe on their website, including imethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent. Yikes. Gross.

I have been making chicken nuggets at home for a long time now, and not once have I ever foaming issues.  Look, it’s not like I haven’t bought my kids a Happy Meal once in a while, and God knows those french fries are to die for, at least while they’re hot.  But once you try your hand at these homemade chicken nuggets or tenders or strips, whatever you want to call them, you will breathe a sigh of relief at being able to give your kids something they will happily snarf down, and something you can not add to your list of things to feel guilty about.  Moms’ guilt lists are long enough already, thank you.

What’s for dinner?: 15-minute Chicken Nuggets Recipe

How To Make What’s for dinner?: 15-minute Chicken Nuggets

These crunchy Chicken Nuggets are the perfect breakfast to serve your kids or for yourself! A quick and easy recipe that guarantees golden brown chicken tenders you can serve with barbecue sauce, ketchup or mustard!

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins


  • 1 lb chicken breasts, or chicken tenders (boneless and skinless )
  • 2 eggs, (or 1 cup milk or buttermilk)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive, or vegetable oil


  1. Cut the chicken into 1-inch thick strips.

  2. In one bowl, lightly beat the eggs.

  3. In another bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and pepper, making sure they're well-combined.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Dip the chicken strips into the egg mixture, and let the excess drip back into the bowl.
  6. Coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture.
  7. Saute the chicken for about 3 minutes on each side in batches until lightly browned, and the chicken is cooked through.

  8. Rest on paper towels for a minute to cool.
  9. Serve these crunchy Chicken Nuggets with a side of barbecue sauce, ketchup, or mustard!


  • Sugar: 1g
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  • Calcium: 52mg
  • Calories: 566kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Cholesterol: 309mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Potassium: 967mg
  • Protein: 60g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 514mg
  • Vitamin A: 353IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
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