The Best Ever Chicken Nuggets


This fried chicken nuggets recipe has been in our family for years. The only problem is that there's never enough. It's great for parties, too.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • vegetable oil for frying

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 6 tablespoons garlic salt

  • 3 tablespoons ground black pepper

  • 4 large eggs, beaten

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into small chunks


  1. Heat 1 inch oil in a large skillet or saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Stir together flour, garlic salt, and pepper in a bowl. Dip chicken pieces into beaten eggs, then press each piece into flour mixture to coat well; shake off excess flour. Place coated chicken pieces onto a plate.

  3. Working in batches, fry chicken in hot oil until golden brown and no longer pink in the center. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

515 Calories
18g Fat
51g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 515
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 162mg 54%
Sodium 4175mg 182%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 362mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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