Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets

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Chicken nuggets are small, breaded & mostly deep-fried pieces of chicken that are part of the standard range of almost all large fast food restaurants. The chicken nuggets are usually served along with a sauce for dipping, e.g. sweet chili, sweet and sour or curry sauce.

In today’s post I will show you how to cook simple & easy Oven-Baked Chicken Nuggets, wonderfully golden brown & crispy. Have fun cooking!

Cooked/Baked today: Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 35 minutes
Category: Recipes with Chicken, Fast Food, Oven Baked Recipes
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Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets

Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets

Ingredients for 1 baking sheet chicken nuggets:

  • 750 grams chicken breast fillets
  • 200 grams breadcrumbs
  • 200 milliliters mineral water
  • 125 grams flour
  • 75 grams cornstarch
  • ½ sachet baking powder
  • Oil for drizzling
  • Salt & pepper

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Deep plate or bowl for breading chicken nuggets
  • Baking sheet + baking paper


…for chicken nuggets:

Preheat the oven to 200°C (top/bottom heat) in good time. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the chicken breast fillets into small, bite-sized pieces with a knife, then briefly set aside.

Breading Chicken Nuggets

Breading Chicken Nuggets

For the batter, put 125 grams of flour, 75 grams of cornstarch, ½ sachet of baking powder & a generous pinch of salt & pepper in a mixing bowl, add 200 milliliters of mineral water & mix everything with a whisk until a lump-free batter. Then add the chicken to the batter & stir everything until well combined.

For the breading, prepare a deep plate with 200 grams of breadcrumbs, lift the pieces of chicken out of the batter one after the other, drain briefly & turn in breadcrumbs until all chicken pieces are covered with breadcrumbs.

Baking Chicken Nuggets

Baking Chicken Nuggets

Place all the breaded chicken nuggets on the prepared baking sheet with a little space between them, drizzle the nuggets with plenty of oil & then bake in the preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Take the done chicken nuggets out of the oven & along serve with a dip. Have fun cooking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

2 Replies to “Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets”

  1. Da läuft mir schon beim Lesen das Wasser im Mund zusammen.
    Nur eine Frage zum besseren Verständnis: bei den Zutaten sind 125g Mehl angegeben, bei der Zubereitung werden jedoch 200g Mehl verarbeitet.
    Welche ist die richtige Angabe?

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