Favorite Golden Chicken Nuggets Recipe
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Favorite Golden Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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“My grandchildren all love chicken nuggets," writes Donna Louderback from Arkansas City, Kansas, "and they think this recipe tops those from the fast-food restaurants.” For a fun dipping sauce, mix together 1/2 cup of mayonnaise with 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups crushed sesame snack crackers (about 38 crackers)
  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

Nutritional Facts

6 piece: 466 calories, 27g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 419mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Place crackers in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in mayonnaise mixture, then coat with cracker crumbs.
  2. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Golden Chicken Nuggets in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p59

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Mitchlep User ID: 6164225 88691
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2014

"This is an all time favorite in our house. We add a little paprika for added flavor. Very good!"

tknoll06 User ID: 4739711 69217
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"So good! My family LOVES this recipe. I've made it a few times before but am finally getting around to sharing my thoughts. I followed the recipe mostly but used one of my own seasoning blends and didn't have sesame crackers on hand so I used crushed saltines instead. Turns out no matter what crackers/pretzels/bread crumbs I have on hand, it always turns out tasty! :)"

Proofer5 User ID: 6829515 63401
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"Awesome...used Ritz instead of Sesame crackers & everyone loved it. Quick, easy & delicious. Thanks for sharing!"

kardr3 User ID: 3343346 109130
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"I didn't like these chicken nuggets at all. They turned out soggy and dry. I won't be making these again."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3282478 154690
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"I think this is one of my favorite chicken recipes. We make it on a regular basis. Make sure to use the sesame crackers, I have tried a couple of different kinds of crackers and the flavor is just not as good."

bekahgrrl1 User ID: 5783393 140167
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"Fantastic Recipe. I used Italian Herb crackers from Hannaford and barely needed any spices. Very versatile idea. Many possible tastes. Turned out very crispy and moist."

CathyGribler User ID: 3174174 154688
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"My family loves these and they are great on a salad."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3308049 136811
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"This was great! Thought I might have leftovers but not so. We ate every last one."

cassea74 User ID: 4686044 158059
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"My son, who doesn't like anything, loved these! I didn't have the sesame crackers so I substituted Ritz whole wheat. I also used chicken tenderloins instead of the breasts. Very tender and tasty!"

cassea74 User ID: 4686044 63400
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"My son, who doesn't like anything, loved these! I didn't have the sesame crackers so I substituted Ritz whole wheat. Very tasty!"

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