Paula’s Chicken Nuggets

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Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Vegetable oil, for frying

1 package dry ranch seasoning mix
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 boneless skinless chicken cutlets, cut into 1-inch cubes





Pour oil to a depth of 2-inches in a large Dutch oven or deep-fryer. Heat oil to 360 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine ranch mix, panko and salt together. In a second bowl add the egg mixture and in a third bowl add the flour.

Dredge chicken cubes in flour, dip in beaten egg, and then coat in panko mixture.

Fry chicken nuggets, in batches, for 5 to 6 minutes or until done. Serve with dipping sauce of choice.

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Hey Y'All smile This recipe is awesome! Our 2 college-age sons, their girlfriends, and all their friends love it. Every time we make it we have to triple the batch. Thanks Paula-Keep up the great work-you are welcome to come visit us in Kennebunkport anytime! Patrick & Jennifer Butcher

By Patrick Butcher on October 15, 2011


Well, it's Wednesday and that's Braiden's night to help Grandma cook supper! Tonight we made Paula's Chicken Nuggets,french fries, and a salad. He had a ball tossing the chicken in the flour. Made a wonderful, awful mess! He beat the egg pretty well and rolled those nuggets in the bread crumbs. The most amazing thing was, for a 6 year old to peel 6 potatoes and not leave a trace of peel on them...and not cut himself with the peeler! He was so proud of himself! Then it was out to play with Grandpa in the back yard while Grandma deep fried all the goodies! He decided to rename them "B-Nuggets"! So, So good, no matter what they are called!

By Karen Zeller on March 31, 2011


By Anonymous on April 08, 2010


My family and kids just love your chicken nuggets we eat them about every week. They are my favorite recipe

By Anonymous on March 11, 2010


All I can say is Awesome!! Everyone was very pleased, thanks Paula.

By Anonymous on January 26, 2010


This was excellent. My 4 year old loves this recipe! I would not change a thing!

By Anonymous on January 19, 2010

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