Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Caitriona Redmond

September 12, 2013

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For food that kids can eat in their hands, that’s great for parties and dips and for simplicity you can’t beat this recipe for homemade chicken nuggets.

These are a staple on our menu, I cook them about once a fortnight. Wonderfully crispy on the outside and melting on the inside, proper homemade chicken nuggets just don’t compare to the majority of shop bought versions.

By cutting a chicken breast into strips and soaking these in milk for about an hour before cooking, tenderises the meat. Milk is fantastic for tenderising and cleansing most meats actually.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets - Wholesome Ireland - Irish Food & Parenting BlogIngredients :

  • Chicken breast, cut into strips
  • Milk for soaking chicken
  • Egg
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Flour (seasoned/not)


1. Once you’re ready to cook, it’s just a case of setting yourself up with 3 dishes:

  • Seasoned flour (unseasoned if cooking for kids)
  • Egg
  • Stale Breadcrumbs

2. You move the chicken strips through each dish in the order they’re listed above before pan frying in a little sunflower oil for colour.

3. Note, this will not cook the meat through so once coloured, you put the nuggets into the oven at 180 degrees celcius for 15 minutes to ensure they are cooked.

Related : Fake Tinned Spaghetti & Vanilla Cake. Also see 10 Tips for Stress-Free Cooking with Kids.

This recipe, and more, is available on Wholesome Ireland.

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Published On: September 12th, 2013 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: March 26th, 2020 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Caitriona Redmond

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Caitriona is a food writer, blogger and author, as well as a mother to 2 boys and a teen stepdaughter. After Caitriona was laid off during the recession, with her family budget getting smaller she found herself facing a shrinking amount of money on a weekly basis to spend on food. She could feed the family on convenience food for the same amount that she had to spend but she chose to cook the best food she could within their tight budget. Her blog is about her, how she manages and the rollercoaster that parenting and living on a tight budget brings.

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