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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 nuggets 1x


These crispy chicken nuggets are made from all natural ingredients and with no sugar added. Kid food you want to steal for yourself. #chicken #chickennuggets #healthyrecipes #kidfood




  • 400 g/14 oz ground chicken
  • 1/2 tsp fresh chopped thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying


  • 6 tbsp glutinous rice flour (or 50/50 mixture of cornstarch and flour)
  • 105 ml/ 3.5 oz water
  • pinch of ground sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, chopped fresh thyme leaves, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt and a sprinkling of cracked pepper together and mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. In another bowl, mix together glutinous rice flour and spices then whisk in water to form a light batter.  The mixture should be fluid but thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Using your hands, form 1 inch/2 cm sized patties.  If you are having trouble with chicken mixture sticking to you, try wetting your hands slightly or chilling the meat mixture in the freezer for 5 min.
  4. Dip chicken patty into coating mixture.
  5. Shake off excess batter and fry in a light layer of oil a non-stick frying pan over medium/medium-high heat until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.  Evenly space them in the frying pan as they have a tendency to stick together.
  6. Transfer to plate lined with paper towels to soak up excess oil (there shouldn’t be too much), then serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: pan frying/baking
  • Cuisine: Western

Keywords: Chicken Nuggets, chicken, healthy recipe, kid food

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