Crispy Golden Nuggets Recipe

Enjoy the ultimate comfort food with these homemade crispy golden nuggets. Perfectly seasoned and fried to perfection, these nuggets are sure to become a family favorite.


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a shallow dish, mix together the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Set up a breading station with three shallow dishes: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with the breadcrumb mixture.
  3. Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  4. Dip the floured chicken pieces into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
  5. Coat the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere the breadcrumbs to the chicken.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F (180°C).
  7. Carefully add the breaded chicken pieces to the hot oil in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  8. Fry the nuggets for 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  9. Remove the nuggets from the oil using a slotted spoon and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  10. Serve the crispy golden nuggets hot with your favorite dipping sauces and enjoy!

These homemade nuggets are perfect for a quick and satisfying meal or as a crowd-pleasing appetizer at your next gathering. Enjoy the crispy goodness!

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