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Favorite Golden Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Favorite Golden Chicken Nuggets Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

[email protected] 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."

[email protected] 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!"

SharonColyer User ID: 2980895 83313
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"If I were to make this, I would have to make it with less fat & cholestrol. So, I would at least use reduced-fat mayonnaise. I don't know, if fat-free mayo would work okay. It would be worth a try"

debbie26111 User ID: 50904 136807
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

"do you have to add the cumin or can I sub somthing else"

namelessone99 User ID: 4187414 83603
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"I've used Ritz crackers and added some sesame oil to the mayonnaise mix to get the sesame flavor."

marilyn68 User ID: 2737211 136805
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

"Sesame snack crackers were available it seems to me, quite a few years ago..and I haven't been able to find them again, though I continue to look. Any plain dinner crackers would likely do however."

lward2001 User ID: 624895 83312
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

"What kind of crackers did you use that you liked? "Sesame snack crackers" is rather vague."

Seminoles User ID: 1412865 138370
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2009

"These were really good. The coating makes them really flavorful. We even liked them reheated."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 77083
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2008

"These are awesome!!! My youngest daughter said they reminded her of those from Chick-Fil-A, but liked these even better! It was a bit time consuming with the 1 inch cubes, so I may do larger pieces of chicken next time - but they are definitely worth the effort!!"

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