Crispy Chicken Nuggets Recipe -
Crispy Chicken Nuggets Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Recipe by  

"This is easy and a quick kids meal."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Beat egg, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Pour crushed cereal into a separate bowl. Coat chicken pieces in egg mixture. Press chicken pieces into cereal until coated.
  2. Heat oil and butter together in skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken until coating is golden brown and meat is no longer pink in the center, about 7 minutes.
  3. Whisk preserves and water together in a saucepan over medium-low until heated through and smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve apricot sauce with chicken nuggets.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Reviews More Reviews

Feb 14, 2015

Kids will love this! Adults will want to add more seasoning (I like Papa's Seasoning Salt from this site). I made this as directed. It took me 30 minutes from start to finish, but that was with interruptions and fixing other things, too. So this is an easy dish to make on a busy night. My husband really liked it! Thanks, Bryon Dean Thomas! EDIT: If you use a combo of butter and coconut oil to fry these little gems in, your house will smell wonderful, and little kids will lick their plates clean!

Feb 05, 2014

I made these tonight for the family. I used Rice Krispies and crushed them in a ziploc bag then added some seasoned salt. I cut chicken breast into thick strips and soaked in an egg wash then put the pieces in the bag to coat. Fried until golden brown. Everyone loved these. Even my pickiest son! So crunchy and tasty. Definitely a keeper!! Thanks.


7 Ratings

Jan 22, 2014

Finally got around to making these and they were terrific! Marianne's picture made my mouth water last week and I knew I had to make them. With her suggestion of adding more spices, garlic powder, cayenne salt and pepper it really came out scrumptious. Nice and crunchy too. I didn't serve with orange marmalade but wished I did. My husband said don't lose this recipe and wants to try it with the marmalade next time. Leftovers tonight with fettuccini alfredo. Yum!

Feb 20, 2015

Better than Cick-Fil-A!

May 10, 2014

Made this for my wife tonight because we never know what to make with chicken anymore. She loved it! Huge hit, thanks.

Apr 14, 2014

Excellent. I didn't have Rice Krispies but had corn chex cereal so used that instead This was fantastic and will make again.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 113 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Make crispy garlic chicken the super quick-and-easy way!

Herbed Chicken Nuggets

See how to make tender baked chicken nuggets with an herb breading.

Baked Chicken Nuggets

See how to make a tasty appetizer that’s also a real kid-pleaser.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States