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Chicken Nuggets

Learn how to make crispy chicken nuggets.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Servings 4


  • 400 gms chicken Boneless,cut into 1 and 1/2 " pieces
  • 1/2 +1/8 tsp oregano
  • black pepper powder to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/8 tsp Chili powder or according to your spice level
  • 1 large Egg beaten
  • 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups bread crumbs

For marination

  • 1/3 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • Salt to taste


  • In a bowl add all the ingredients listed under 'for marination' along with the chicken.Mix well and refrigerated for 2 to 3 hours or atleast 30 minutes.
    After marination,drain the chicken (squeeze well to remove excess liquid from the chicken),and 1/2 tsp oregano and more black pepper powder and salt to taste.
  • In a bowl,combine together all purpose flour,cornflour,1/8 tsp oregano,chili powder and a pinch of salt.Add the drained chicken and mix well until evenly coated.
  • Take the beaten egg and the bread crumbs in tow separate bowls.
  • Dip each chicken piece in the beaten egg and roll in the breadcrumbs to coat evenly.
  • Transfer onto a plate and repeat with the remaining pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan ,over medium flame .Deep fry the nuggets in small batches ,turning sides once or twice in between ,until golden brown on all the sides.
  • Drain on to a kitchen towel and serve with tomato ketchup,potato wedges/sweet potato fries,if desired.


  • 1 cup=250 ml
  • Adjust the quantity of black pepper powder according to your taste.