Sweet and Sour Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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Homemade chicken nuggets are better than any store-bought version could ever be. With the simple special sauce, these appetizers work well for special occasions and every day.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Nutritional Facts

2 ounce-weight: 152 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a bowl or plastic bag, combine bread crumbs and lemon-pepper seasoning. Add chicken pieces, a few at a time, and toss to coat.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken for about 5 minutes or until juices run clear. In a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; stir until heated through. Serve with chicken. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet and Sour Chicken Nuggets in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p7

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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