Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Healthy Chicken Nuggets
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Sometimes being an adult you want nothing more than chicken nuggets. This recipe uses the classic, almost chicken soup like, flavor we remember from childhood. The secret ingredient, chicken bouillon!

The type of ground chicken is important for this recipe. You want a fresh ground chicken, one that is more wet. This will allow for the juiciest nuggets. If you can only find ground chicken that is more on the dry end, add a tablespoon of water.

How to make shaped chicken nuggets? Whether you want dino or bunny shaped, making shaped nuggets is simple! Once the chicken is mixed place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure it is as thin as you want the nuggets. Place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. Remove and cut by hand or with a cookie cutter. Proceed to the next steps as normal.

Make this recipe your own! Add other spices, or even ground veggies to get in an extra serving for the kids!

This recipe makes 25-30 chicken nuggets.

Pairs great with our Crispy Oven Baked Fries!

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A tender and flavorful chicken nugget that is healthy and easy to make. 



  1. Mix the chicken

    Combine the chicken, chicken bouillon, salt and pepper. Using a fork, mix just to combine. 

    Be careful not to overmix. This will cause tough nuggets.
  2. Shape the nuggets

    Start with wet hands to help shape. Scoop a 2 tablespoon portion and shape into a ball. Then lightly press down to form into a nugget shape. 

    See description above on how to form shapes using a cutter.
  3. Flour the nuggets

    After the nuggets have been shaped dip into flour and coat each side. Shake to remove excess flour and let dry for 5 minutes. 

  4. Pan fry the nuggets

    Heat oil in a shallow pan to 325. Carefully place in the nuggets and cook each side until brown, around 3 minutes per side. 

    The nuggets are done when they are golden brown and the internal temperature is 165.

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