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Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are a fun meal to eat and a favorite with kids. This easy recipe delivers crispy, bite-sized pieces. Chicken became America’s favorite meat after World War II. Its popularity rose because of beef rationing during the war and industrial chicken farming afterward. A food science professor created chicken nuggets a short time later, in the 1950s. Chicken nuggets gained popularity after fast food restaurants added them to their menus.

Recipe Servings: 2

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Gluten Free
Dairy Free



  1. Mix flour, seasoned salt, salt and pepper in a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Mix eggs and water in small bowl.
  3. In separate bowl add breadcrumbs.
  4. Place chicken pieces into bag with flour mixture, shaking to coat.
  5. Dip chicken, in batches, into egg wash and then into breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat about 2 inches vegetable oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Test readiness by dropping a few breadcrumbs into oil; they should sizzle immediately.
  7. Fry chicken, in batches, until golden brown and cooked through, 2-3 minutes per side.
  8. Drain chicken on paper towel and serve with favorite dipping sauce.

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