Chicken Nuggets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 02, 2023
I like to make these golden chicken nuggets because they’re so quick and easy. My whole family loves them. The seasoning can also be used on chicken breast halves to make amazing sandwiches. —Annette Ellyson, Carolina, West Virginia


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  1. In a large shallow dish, combine the first 6 ingredients. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness, then cut into 1-1/2-in. pieces. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, to dish and turn to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil in batches until meat is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes.
Chicken Nuggets Tips

How can you make sure the chicken nuggets cook evenly?

Make sure the chicken pieces are cut roughly the same size. This ensures the nuggets cook at the same rate and are done at the same time. Learn more about how to properly cook chicken every time.

How else can you cook chicken nuggets?

If you don’t want deep-fried nuggets, these can easily be prepared in an air fryer. You will still be able to achieve that crispy exterior but with less grease and fat! Check out these air-fryer tips that'll help any recipe come out perfectly.

What can you serve with chicken nuggets?

Of course, the classic french fry is always a great match for chicken nuggets. But if you are looking for something a little more creative, try pairing these nuggets with our homemade buttermilk waffles for a fun spin on chicken and waffles!

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked chicken: 214 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 435mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.