Cheese Chicken Nuggets

Cheese Chicken Nuggets: A Delicious Homemade Recipe


When it comes to comfort food, few dishes can compete with the satisfying crunch and delightful flavor of chicken nuggets. But what if we take this classic favorite to the next level by adding a cheesy twist? Introducing Cheese Chicken Nuggets – a mouthwatering treat that combines the goodness of chicken with the rich creaminess of cheese. This homemade recipe is bound to become a new family favorite, perfect for gatherings, parties, or just a cozy night in.



Chicken nuggets ingredients:


°1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts (3 large)

°2 large eggs

°1/3 cup mayonnaise

°1/3 cup all-purpose flour, cornstarch, or gluten-free potato starch

°4 ounces mozzarella (1 1/3 cups grated)

°1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh dill

°1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

°1/8 teaspoon black pepper

°2 tablespoons very light olive oil, for frying (or any high-heat cooking oil)


Ingredients for garlic aioli (optional):


°1/3 cup mayonnaise

°1 pressed garlic clove

°1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice

°1/4 teaspoon salt

°1/8 teaspoon black pepper


How to make :


Using a sharp knife, cut the chicken into 1/3 thick pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. Tip: If the chicken breasts are partially frozen, it will be easier to chop them up a bit.


In a mixing bowl, add remaining batter ingredients: 2 eggs, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup flour, 1 1/3 cups shredded mozzarella, 1 1/2 tablespoons dill, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 8 teaspoons black pepper, or season to taste. Stir until well combined, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time. Flatten the top slightly with the back of a spatula and fry uncovered for 3-4 minutes on the first side, then flip and fry for 3 minutes on the second side or until the outside is golden brown and the chicken is cooked *repeat with the remaining donuts, add more oil as desired the need.


To prepare aioli (if using), combine all ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup and blend until smooth.


Enjoy !


Pro Tips for Perfection:


  • Melting Cheese: For gooey and melty cheese, consider using a combination of cheddar and mozzarella or any other melting cheese of your choice.
  • Flavor Variations: Experiment with different seasonings like cayenne pepper, Italian herbs, or even a hint of smoked paprika for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Crispy Coating: For an extra crispy coating, double-dip the nuggets in the egg and breadcrumbs before baking.
  • Uniform Sizes: Cut the chicken into uniform-sized pieces to ensure even cooking and a consistent texture.
  • Freezing: Make a large batch and freeze the uncooked nuggets on a baking sheet before transferring them to a freezer-safe container. This way, you can have homemade nuggets whenever you crave them.


Nutrition Facts:


(Per Serving)


Calories: ~230

Protein: ~20g

Carbohydrates: ~10g

Fat: ~12g

Fiber: ~1g




Cheese Chicken Nuggets offer the perfect blend of comfort and flavor, making them an ideal snack or appetizer for any occasion. Whether you’re entertaining guests, preparing a kid-friendly meal, or simply indulging in some delicious comfort food, these nuggets are sure to please. With their gooey cheese-filled centers and crispy exteriors, they’re a hit with both young and mature palates. Don’t hesitate to customize the seasonings and cheeses to suit your taste preferences. Give this recipe a try, and elevate your chicken nugget game to a whole new level of cheesy perfection!







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