Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Popcorn chicken, chicken nuggets, or chicken tenders; whatever you want to call it, this recipe is delicious. The combination of the buttermilk and added spices is perfect. The end result is juicy and tender boneless chicken. I followed the recipe as written. There is a little bit of time involved for marinating the chicken in the buttermilk mixture. Outside of that, because of the size of the chicken pieces, this recipe cooks rather quickly. Serve with your choice of sauces and your family and guests will love it. Set these Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets on a table in front of football fans, and I guarantee, there will be no leftovers.

This one goes on my favorite list. Enjoy


3 boneless- skinless chicken breasts

1 cup buttermilk

2 tsp sea salt (divided)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp ground turmeric

1 tsp onion powder

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Oil for deep-frying


1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.

chicken pieces buttermilk and chicken

2. In a large bowl combine the buttermilk, 1 teaspoon salt; then add the chicken. Refrigerate and marinate 1 hour or longer. (I was pressed for time and one hour worked out fine)

3. Meanwhile in a plastic food bag combine the flour, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, baking powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, turmeric, onion powder, and add black pepper to taste.

chicken pieces flour and spices

4. Preheat deep fryer to 350F.

5. Using a slotted spoon to drain off the buttermilk remove the chicken several pieces at a time; about enough that your deep fryer can hold without crowding. Shake chicken in the bag of flour mixture to coat, shaking off any excess flour.

deep frying deep fried chicken

6. Deep fry chicken until juices run clear, or an internal temperature of 165F is reached.

Serve with your choice of sauces

Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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Free Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe


I wanted to make chicken nuggets, but I wanted to stay away from the oil. When I saw this Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe I thought it looked pretty good and decided to give it a try. This is a very simple recipe without hardly any prep time. Buy the time the oven is preheated they are ready to go in. The propionate flavor in this recipe is the Parmesan cheese.  I served this with homemade fries and a vegetable. If you’re in the mood for chicken nuggets, give this homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe a try and enjoy.


chicken nugget mix baking chicken nuggets


Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • Honey Barbeque for dipping sauce (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into 1½-inch sized pieces. In a medium bowl combine the bread crumbs, cheese, salt, and basil.
  3. Put melted butter in a bowl or dish for dipping.
  4. Dip chicken pieces into the melted butter first, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Place the well-coated chicken pieces on a lightly greased cookie sheet in a single layer, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.


Baked Chicken Nuggets