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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets & GIVEAWAY!


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-2" pieces
  • 2 C water
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 C panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 egg + 2 tbsp water


  • Combine water, salt and Worcestershire sauce in a measuring bowl or cup and pour over cut chicken. Let brine for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • In a medium-sized pan, combine bread crumbs and olive oil and stir until combined. Toast over medium heat until crumbs turn golden.
  • Combine bread crumbs, flour, spices, baking soda, and salt in a food processor or blender and process for about 30 seconds or until the bread crumbs are about half of their original size. Pour mixture into a ziplock bag.
  • Drain chicken from the brine and dry well with paper towels.
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture and then into the breading making sure each piece gets an even coating.
  • Place the breaded chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet topped with a cookie rack. The cookie rack will help them to stay crisp.
  • Bake @400 degrees for 12 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.