Most People Don’t Know This Chicken Nugget Recipe

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Delve into the secret world of chicken nuggets, a realm often kept under wraps and dominated by fast-food chains. But we’re breaking away from tradition with a recipe that will make your taste buds soar! 🚀

Let’s talk about the star of our show: the chicken. We’re opting for tender, juicy boneless chicken breasts – the classic choice for nugget-making. But we’re not stopping there; we’re taking these golden nuggets to a whole new level.🌟

Secret Ingredient Unveiled!

The ingredient that gives this recipe a whole new dimension is the humble cornflake. Yes, you heard it right! Cornflakes! The breakfast cereal you’ve known for years can also double as an amazing coating for your nuggets. It’s all about the crisp! 🌽

Tip: Always crush your cornflakes finely for a seamless coat, but not too much! We don’t want cornflake dust; we want texture!

Now, let’s shift our focus to the ‘dip, coat, and fry’ process. It’s simple but requires a bit of finesse. Precision is key here to ensure that each nugget is a crispy, golden, and tender delight. 🍗

It’s Time to Fry and Fly!

Deep frying can sometimes feel like walking on eggshells, especially for beginner cooks. But with this recipe, we’re frying away fears! Here’s a fun fact: Frying chicken nuggets is essentially a two-minute drill on medium heat. Just like making a touchdown, timing and accuracy are everything! 🏈

Tip: Make sure your oil is preheated properly. Drop a breadcrumb in; if it sizzles instantly, you’re good to go!

So, there you have it, the secret recipe for the tastiest, crispiest chicken nuggets. This isn’t just a recipe; it’s a ticket to a gastronomic joyride. So, buckle up and get ready to nibble your way through a plate full of these delicious nuggets. And remember, there’s no such thing as too many nuggets! 😋

Without further ado, let’s unveil the recipe:

Cornflake Chicken Nuggets

Course: Main CourseCuisine: American


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Delightfully crispy chicken nuggets with a secret ingredient that will leave you craving for more!


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup cornflakes, crushed

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper to taste

  • Oil for frying


  • Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  • Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
  • Dredge chicken pieces first in flour, then egg, and finally the crushed cornflakes.
  • Preheat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Fry chicken nuggets in batches until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.


  • Ensure your oil is not too hot, as this could burn the nuggets.
  • Ensure the chicken is fully cooked by cutting into a test nugget. The juices should run clear.
  • For a healthier alternative, these nuggets can be baked at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15-20 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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