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Copycat chicken nugget

Copycat Chicken Nugget Recipe


  • 1.5 Chicken breasts (clean and cut to about 1”)
  • 1 Cup Whole milk (divided)
  • 1 Cup Pickle juice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup All-purpose flour (or more)
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Chili powder
  • Knorr bouillon powder/cube (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Peanut oil (or your choice)


  1. Clean the chicken and cut into about 1 inch
  2. In a small bowl, add a half cup of milk and a cup of pickle juice.
    Copycat chicken nugget
  3. Add the cleaned chicken and marinate for about 1 hour
    Copycat chicken nugget
  4. Drain the milk mixture
    Copycat chicken nugget
  5. In another bowl, whisk 2 eggs, knorr and the remaining half cup of milk.
  6. Add the chicken to marinate the second time for at least 10 minutes.
    Copycat chicken nugget
  7. Drain the chicken from the egg mixture.

    Copycat chicken nugget
  8. Place a skillet over medium-high heat and add the peanut oil, allow the oil to get hot to about 365-370 degrees.
  9. In a small bowl or Ziploc, mix flour, confectioner sugar, salt, and pepper.

    Copycat chicken nugget
  10. Remove the marinated chickens and coat in the flour mixture, shake off the excess and fry (don’t crowd the oil) for about 2-3 minutes or until golden and crispy. 

    Copycat chicken nugget
  11. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

    Repeat the process until you’re done.

    Copycat chicken nugget
  12. Serve and enjoy!
    Copycat chicken nugget