Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 to 6 Serves

Happy meals at home just got easier with this quick and easy recipe for homemade crispy chicken nuggets.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 pounds total), cut into 1-inch pieces

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt

  • 2 cups panko

  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Place chicken in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, add yogurt, and toss until coated. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes (or refrigerate, covered, up to 2 hours).

  2. Place panko in a shallow bowl. Using a fork, toss a few chicken pieces at a time in panko to coat; pat to adhere.

  3. Pour enough oil in a large straight-sided skillet to reach 1/2 inch up the sides. Heat over medium-high; oil will be ready when a panko crumb sizzles when tossed in. Working in batches, cook chicken, turning halfway through with tongs, until golden brown and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per batch.

  4. Transfer to a wire-rack-lined baking sheet; season with salt. (Remove and discard any bits of coating in cooking oil with a slotted spoon before cooking remaining batches.)

    crispy chicken nuggets
    Marcus Nilsson
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