Cracker-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

4 servings
35 min

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These Cracker-Crusted Chicken Nuggets are better than your favorite store-bought versions. They are easy to make and perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce!

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I was craving chicken nuggets the other day; thus, I decided to make some of my own. I grabbed the chicken breast from the refrigerator and the crackers from the pantry and I went to work on this recipe.


These little cracker-crusted chicken nuggets are tender and packed with flavor. The cracker breading is texturally perfect and delightfully crunchy. These homemade chicken nuggets are great for dinner alongside my Oven Fries with Two Types of "Aioli" or simply for afternoon snacking. Don't forget the dipping sauce!


Ingredients


  • Chicken Breast - Cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Eggs
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers
  • Seasonings: Garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and salt
  • Melted Salted Butter

What to Serve with These Chicken Nuggets



  • Dipping Sauces - You cannot have chicken nuggets without a fair share of dipping sauces. These little bites are ideal with ketchup, ranch, honey mustard, or barbecue sauces.
  • Frozen or Homemade Fries - To complete the experience, I suggest pairing these nuggets with fries. Whether store-bought frozen fries or homemade oven fries, fries are the perfect accompaniment to this recipe.


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the cracker crumbs and spices.
  3. Add the beaten eggs to a separate shallow dish.
  4. Dip the chicken pieces, one at a time, into the eggs and then coat in the cracker crumbs. Place the coated chicken pieces onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about a ½-in. of space between each.
  5. Brush or dab each cracker-crusted chicken nugget with the melted butter.
  6. Bake the chicken nuggets for 20-25 minutes, until they are golden and have an internal temperature of 165°F.
  7. Serve with ketchup or other desired dipping sauce.


Recipe Tips


  1. When breading the chicken pieces, follow the wet-hand-dry-hand method. Use one hand to dip the chicken into the eggs and the other hand to dip the chicken into the seasoned cracker crumbs.
  2. The easiest method to crush the crackers is to place them into a zip-top bag and use a rolling pin to crush them. Do so by placing the sealed zip-top bag flat onto the counter and roll the pin over the bag as if rolling out pie dough. You can also use a food processor.
  3. Use kitchen shears to cut the chicken into pieces. They make the whole process a breeze!

Frequently Asked Questions


How long do cracker-crusted chicken nuggets stay good for? Cooked chicken stays fresh for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Make sure to store these nuggets in an airtight container.

What is the best method for reheating chicken nuggets? The most consistent method for reheating these nuggets is microwaving. Microwave 3-5 nuggets for 45 seconds - 1 minute.


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The next time the craving hits, make a batch of these cracker-crusted chicken nuggets. This recipe is healthier than its fast-food and store-bought counterparts. And quite frankly, they taste better too!


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Cracker-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Recipe details

  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients


  • 2 lbs chicken breast cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 2 large eggs room temperature and beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat crackers crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper finely ground
  • 2 tablespoon salted butter melted

Instructions


Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
In a shallow dish, combine the cracker crumbs and spices.
Add the beaten eggs to a separate shallow dish.
Dip the chicken pieces, one at a time, into the eggs and then coat in the cracker crumbs. Place the coated chicken pieces onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about a ½-in. of space between each.
Brush or dab each cracker-crusted chicken nugget with the melted butter.
Bake the chicken nuggets for 20-25 minutes, until they are golden and have an internal temperature of 165°F.
Serve with ketchup or other desired dipping sauce.

Katelyn | Sugary Logic
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