How to make McDonald’s Style Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

Try your own homemade chicken nuggets recipe! This recipe was shared by a chef and a friend of mine last week, which i have tried it myself. If you are curious on how McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets are prepared, try follw these interesting steps below.

Recipe for Chicken Nuggets


  • Vegetable oil (in fryer)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup tempura mix (or 1/3 cup flour for a total of 1 cup if tempura mix is unavailable)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Msg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 chicken breast filets, each cut into 6-7 bite sized pieces. (Dry the chicken bite sized pieces by patting with kitchen towel).


  1. Beat the egg and then combine it with 1 cup water in a small, shallow bowl. Stir.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, Msg, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder in a one gallon size zip lock bag.
  3. Pound each of the breast filets with a mallet until about 1/4-inch thick. Trim each breast filet into bite sized pieces.
  4. Coat each piece with the flour mixture by shaking in the zip lock bag.
  5. Remove and dredge each nugget in the egg mixture, coating well. Then return each nugget to the flour/seasoning mixture. Shake to coat. Put nuggets, bag and all, in the freezer for at least an hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining egg mixture.
  6. After freezing, repeat the “coating” process.
  7. Preheat oven and large cookie sheet to 375°
  8. Deep fry the chicken nuggets at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until light brown and crispy. (cook only about 9 at a time.)
  9. Drain on paper towels 3-5 minutes.
  10. Place deep-fried nuggets on preheated cookie sheet in oven and bake another 5-7 minutes.
  11. Serve with your favorite McDonald’s dipping sauce.
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  1. nuggets

    hey tx! great content, great recipe blog.

  2. E Cigarette UK

    My little Sally love chicken nuggets but I don’t know how to make those. Thanks for your recipe. I can make it at home for her.

  3. Anonymous

    msg really

  4. Anonymous

    Do some research, MSG is not bad for you. As a matter of fact, MSG allows you to use less regular salt without sacrificing flavor.