The Best Chicken Nuggets … EVER

chicken nugget

If you have fussy pants kids like me, you’re going to love this one.  It’s a bit of a “mum hack” – not even a recipe really.  It’s something I discovered completely by accident when we ran out of eggs and breadcrumbs but everyone was starving for a quick easy dinner.

It resulted in the best damn chicken nuggets I’ve ever tasted.  Seriously – we were fighting over the last one!

What you need:

4 x chicken thighs, trimmed of fat and cut into “nugget” sized pieces
4 cups of cornflakes
herb & spice mix*
4 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp your fave mayo (I used Kewpie)
Olive oil & sesame oil


  1.  Mix sour cream and mayo together, set aside.
  2. Blitz cornflakes and herb & spices together until it forms bread crumb consistency.
  3. Coat chicken pieces in the sour cream and mayo and then coat in cornflake crumbs.
  4. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper, drizzle with olive oil and a dash of sesame oil and bake in a moderate oven until golden brown.

You can basically use this recipe for any crumbed chicken in place of eggs.  It makes a mean schnitzel too!  And we’ve even done popcorn chicken!  Yum!

I’ve also made them with a few variations too, just to mix things up!

  • add sesame seeds in with the cornflake crumbs for a different flavour
  • use quinoa flakes and almond meal instead of cornflake crumbs
  • the herb & spice mix we used in the nuggets is below – we used a few spoonfuls to taste:
    • 1 tsp. ground oregano.
    • 1 tsp. chili powder.
    • 1 tsp. ground sage.
    • 1 tsp. dried basil.
    • 1 tsp. dried marjoram.
    • 1 tsp. pepper.
    • 2 tsp. celery salt.
    • 1 tsp. paprika.
    • cayenne pepper to taste

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