Homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken

Homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken
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Homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken

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This Homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken recipe is full of flavors, soft from the inside, crispy from the outside, and melts in the mouth. It is a perfect freezer-friendly and evening snack, you can even make during Ramadan fasting.

I have added Indian masala to the minced chicken to get the Indian flavor but this recipe is very customizable you can add the seasoning of your choice and make it your way. Most of the chicken nugget recipes use boneless chicken cubes but try it this way you will crave more after every bite. Trust Me!!

Instead of buying processed/frozen nuggets try making this at home, my family loves evening snacks so most of the time we try to make it at home rather than ordering from outside. Ditch the processed food and make these delicious homemade chicken nuggets.

INGREDIENTS FOR HOMEMADE CHICKEN NUGGETS

Minced Chicken- use minced chicken thigh as the texture is smooth compared to chicken breast.

Seasonings- these nuggets require basic seasonings like garam masala, salt, red chili powder, and ginger garlic paste.

Coating- cornflour slurry, breadcrumbs.

Other- onion, coriander leaves, egg.

HOW TO MAKE GROUND CHICKEN NUGGETS

In a mixing bowl add chicken keema (minced chicken), finely chopped onion, chopped coriander leaves, salt, garam masala, red chili powder, ginger garlic paste, egg, and breadcrumbs. You can use ginger, onion, and garlic powder if the paste is unavailable.

Mix it well, use your hand to mix it.

Note- If you have whole chicken thigh then mince the chicken in a food processor.

How to make ground chicken nuggets

Take a small portion of minced chicken and give it a square shape. Freeze the shaped chicken mixture for 25-30 mins so that it will hold the shape and will be manageable while coating.

Note- At this stage, you can refrigerate it overnight and fry it the next day after coating it.

How to make ground chicken nuggets

Dip the shaped chicken mixture in cornflour slurry and then coat it with breadcrumb. Repeat this process once again which is dipping in the slurry and coating it with breadcrumbs.

Repeat the same process for the rest of the chicken mixture. Fry it in medium hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Once fried transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate.

Sprinkle some chaat masala over it and serve it immediately with tomato ketchup or yogurt coriander chutney. You can also pair these homemade chicken nuggets with mojito or the drink of your choice.

Ground chicken nuggets

HOW TO MAKE KIDS FRIENDLY CHICKEN NUGGETS

My teenage brother throws tantrums whenever we ask him to eat veggies or any healthy food. So most of the time we hide vegetables or make healthy versions of every recipe. In these chicken nuggets, you can add grated vegetables and decrease the amount of red chili powder.

Instead of deep fry shallow fry or bake the chicken nugget in the oven.

SHALLOW FRY AND AIR FRY INSTRUCTION

Shallow fry- In a pan add 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil and place nuggets over it, cook it at low to medium flame until both sides have turned golden brown. While frying if the oil gets soaked up or the nuggets start sticking to the pan then add a teaspoon of oil or as required.

Air fry- Place the chicken nuggets in a preheated air fryer and air fry it for 8 to 9 minutes at 400 F. After 9 minutes flip it to the other side and cook again, once done serve it with your favourite sauce.

SERVING SUGGESTION

Serve this homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken simply with tomato ketchup or sweet and spicy sauce, You can pair it with the drink of your choice.

Chicken nugget sandwich– Mostly I keep some chicken tikka, fried chicken, chicken nuggets, cutlets, etc to make the sandwich. Start by removing the sides of the bread then spread some mayonnaise on one side add a chicken piece top it with the salad of your choice and cover it with another bread slice.

It’s ready, I have tried a fried chicken and chicken nuggets sandwich and it tastes nice.

Chicken nugget pizza- Top the pizza with chicken nuggets always cut the nuggets into two halves before adding them to the pizza. I tried it once and I am not a big fan of it.

Homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken

TOP TIPS

  • Seasoning can be increased or decreased according to your taste.
  • Always make sure the oil is hot enough before frying, If the oil is not hot enough the nuggets may turn soggy or may fall apart.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan while frying as you may find it difficult to flip the nuggets and they won’t get evenly fried.

FAQs

Which chicken piece should I use for chicken nuggets?

Use chicken thighs as it has a smooth texture while the chicken breast has a chewy texture.


Can you make a ground chicken from the chicken breast?

Yes, pulse the chicken pieces in the food processor, and the minced chicken is ready.


Is it compulsory to add chopped onion?

It is not compulsory you can skip it or replace it with finely chopped capsicum, grated carrot, or the veggie you choose.


Are chicken nuggets boneless?

Yes, chicken nuggets are made with boneless chicken pieces but this chicken nugget recipe is made with minced chicken. I would recommend you to use chicken thighs for good texture.


Can I air fry this nugget?

Yes, you can deep fry, air fry, shallow fry, or bake it as well.


How long can chicken nuggets be frozen?

I would recommend you to not freeze it for more than 1 month and the best thing would be to eat it fresh or freeze it for 10-12 days.

OTHER RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Chicken cutlet without potato

Chicken keema cutlet

Peri peri chicken strips

Fried chicken without egg

Chicken drums of heaven

Yield: 8 nuggets

Homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken

Homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken

This Homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken recipe is full of flavors, soft from the inside, crispy from the outside, and melts in the mouth. It is a perfect freezer-friendly and evening snack, you can even make during Ramadan fasting.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200 gram minced chicken
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • Breadcrumbs for coating

Slurry

  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

    • In a mixing bowl add 200 grams of chicken keema (minced chicken), 1 small finely chopped onion, 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves, salt, 1/4 teaspoon garam masala, 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder, 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste, 1 egg, and 1/3 cup breadcrumbs. You can use ginger, onion, and garlic powder if the paste is unavailable.
    • Mix it well, use your hand to mix it.
    • Note- If you have whole chicken thigh then mince the chicken in a food processor.
    • Take a small portion of minced chicken and give it a square shape. Freeze the shaped chicken mixture for 25-30 mins so that it will hold the shape and will be manageable while coating.
    • Note- At this stage, you can refrigerate it overnight and fry it the next day after coating it.
    • Dip the shaped chicken mixture in cornflour slurry and then coat it with breadcrumb. Repeat this process once again which is dipping in the slurry and coating it with breadcrumbs.
    • Repeat the same process for the rest of the chicken mixture. Fry it in medium hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Once fried transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate.
    • Sprinkle some chaat masala over it and serve it immediately with tomato ketchup or yogurt coriander chutney. You can also pair these homemade chicken nuggets with mojito or the drink of your choice.



    Notes

    • Seasoning can be increased or decreased according to your taste.
    • Always make sure the oil is hot enough before frying, If the oil is not hot enough the nuggets may turn soggy or may fall apart.
    • Do not overcrowd the pan while frying as you may find it difficult to flip the nuggets and they won't get evenly fried.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    8

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

    All information presented is intended for informational purposes only.

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