Chicken Nuggets VIDEO

As a kid, I went on a lot of road trips with my parents. Several times a year we would pack up the Chevrolet Caprice Classic Woodie station wagon and head from Louisville, KY to Sarasota, FL. While my motion sickness-prone brother was usually on the verge of barfing for a majority of the 14 hour trip, I would happily read books, stare dreamily out the window, and ask the same classic question kids have posed to their parents on road trips ever since the dawn of time,"are we there yet?"

Since we ate most of our meals at home, getting to roll through the drive through every few hours for food was sheer joy. I usually begged and pleaded with my parents to stop at McDonald's as I was a Chicken McNugget junkie who couldn't get enough of the gooey, sugary honey mustard or BBQ dipping sauces.

It makes sense that so many kids become addicted to chicken nuggets, both the fast food and frozen varieties. They're crunchy on the outside, soft and tender inside, fun to eat, and easy for little hands to hold. The only problem is what most nuggets are actually made from (there's a great episode from the first season of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution that will make you swear off fast food nuggets forever). That being said, once you figure out how to make chicken nuggets on your own it's simple and can be quite healthy.

My kids are always psyched when I put chicken nuggets in their lunch boxes, so I decided to come up with two totally different chicken nugget recipes for my new book Weelicious Lunches. Trust me when I say there's a very obvious reason I call this one Easy Chicken Nuggets. When my girlfriend, Keri, came over for dinner recently and watched me make them, she said she couldn't believe how simple they were to make. The biggest surprise however came when Keri's daughter, who she promised hated chicken nuggets, ended up eating four. What can I say, the kid has good taste.

Watch me make them in the above video.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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48 comments

  • Jackie

    Funny cause I was JUST looking at this recipe in your cookbook and thinking maybe I should make this tonight! Could I used already cooked chicken in this recipe instead of raw chicken? If so, how long would I need to bake it for?

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    • Catherine

      You need the raw chicken because cooked chicken won't hold together well enough!

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  • Pamela S

    I have used the Easy Chicken Nuggets recipe from the site for some time now. It's a staple in our house. The fact that you can make so many and freeze them is HUGE, especially when my son's cousins come to visit. Thanks so much! Waiting for my copy of Weelicious Lunches to arrive.

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  • Taunja E

    Awesome! Can't wait to try it! And I'm definitely buying the cookbook! Thx for your blog!

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    • Catherine

      Thank you so much!

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  • Maribel

    If I cut up chicken breasts will it still work...

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    • Catherine

      You cut up the chicken breasts and then put them with everything else into the food processor!

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  • Janis

    The video said to add mashed potatoes and the recipe said use 5 minute oats, which would you suggest and if so how much mashed potatoes?

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    • Janis

      Ok, I used the mashed potatoes and they are probably the BEST chicken nuggets I've ever had! I had to sub crushed ritz crackers for the panko but think they'd be awesome with any crumb coating, YUM!!!

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  • Diane

    what if I don't have a food processor?

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  • Kate

    These look so yummy. I can't wait to make the for my kids.

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  • Casey

    I want to try these but one of my kids can't do dairy. When you call for mashed potatoes do you just mash potatoes or do you prepare mashed potatoes with the butter and milk. I know I could use almond milk in place of the milk but don't care for that. Thoughts?

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    • Catherine

      I use leftover mashed potatoes, like whatever you have leftover in your fridge!

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  • Chicken Nuggets, New Kind Of Way

    […] completely combined.  Scoop into balls and roll in bread crumbs and bake.   I got the recipe off this blog.  She has a video with instructions if you want to watch it.  They are […]

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  • Amiee

    Made these the other day. They really are ridiculously easy! I didn't have mashed potatoes leftover so I used instant potatoes. But they work, and are naptime-fast. I like that you don't really need to measure anything. I think I might have liked them more than my kids even! thanks!!

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  • Danessa

    Saw you on The Chew! Got on your web page ASAP! Made these yesterday! Super Hit!!!

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    • Catherine

      Woohoo!! :)

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  • Becky

    I'm curious.... have sweet potatoes ever been used for this recipe? I always have those on hand vs. regular potatoes. I know it would change the flavor profile, but was just wondering.....

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    • Catherine McCord

      I think that would work just fine!

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  • Maggie

    I can't seem to see the video, plz tell me the recipe....after I've read all the comments I want to try it asap...

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  • Julie

    The video will not load. Would you post video again, i really want to see how you make these nuggets. I have your cookbook and cant wait to get started cooking. Thank you

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  • Nad

    I have a visual impairment and can't view the recording. May I have the text version of the McDonald's Chicken Nuggets recipe please?

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  • Shirley

    I would realy love to try and make them nuggets!! Hevnt tried them bt hev had them frm macdonalds!! But the video won't download!! Can I have the recipe pliz!

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  • Anna

    Just discovered this site thanks to my sister who has two littles and I love it all! I don't have kids but will be putting your recipes to use regardless!

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  • Samana Gardezi

    Hi Catherine, I've signed up for weelicious mail list but NEVER received any email can you please look into it. Thanks. By the way, I have both of your cook books now :) one hard copy and the 'school lunches' as electronic. And I'm loving 'me both. Nowadays I'm a weelicious mom @home and my kids and husband enjoy whatever I make thanks to you :)

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  • Jennifer

    Hello,
    I just discovered your Weelicious site and I love it! I made your easy chicken nuggets this morning. They were really easy to make, and I look forward to trying the Veggie nuggets. The chicken seems to have a very strong garlic smell and taste - do you recommend a replacement flavor? or just a reduction? Any input would be great before I start my experiments.
    Thank you!
    Jennifer

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    • Catherine McCord

      If you prefer less of a garlic flavor, simply reduce the amount of garlic powder you add! Or omit completely if it is a flavor you don't prefer.

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  • Keri Etheredge

    Subscribe

    Love both books....do a slow cooker book

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  • Angela Mo

    Latinos viviendo en Australia. Esta es la receta mas económica, fácil y rica que he hecho, mis hijas felices se comieron todo, éxito Total.. Ayer incluimos espinacas en la masa y paso la prueba victorioso. Muchas gracias Catherine. Estoy estudiando pronto escribo en Ingles .

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  • Steph

    When you pack these in your children's lunch do you pack them hot or cold?

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    • Catherine McCord

      Cold! I pack lunch at night, store it in the fridge, then pack an icepack to keep everything at a safe temperature until lunchtime. By lunchtime, they are about room temperature. So they aren't cold like they just came out of the fridge!

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  • Assel

    I am new here, but I have your cookbook and use it almost every day to cook meals for my almost 2 year old son. Thank you! I want to try the chicken nuggets, they look so good! The only question is, How much of the mashed potatoes should I use? Thank you!

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    • Catherine McCord

      The written recipe for the Chicken Nuggets is in my Weelicious Lunches cookbook!

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  • Kathy

    I can't wait to make these for my kids!!

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  • Ed Morgan

    where's the recipe

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    • McCord

      The recipe is in my cookbook Weelicious Lunches! :) http://astore.amazon.com/weelicious-20/detail/0062078453

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  • Ed Morgan

    where's the cookbook? A bit obstructive to have omitted the recipe.

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    • McCord

      The recipe is in my cookbook Weelicious Lunches! :) http://astore.amazon.com/weelicious-20/detail/0062078453

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  • Ed Morgan

    Why did you put this on line if you are not going to complete the post...the recipe

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  • Rayna Ash

    I see you have two chicken nugget recipes. One calls for quick oats and no mashed potatoes. Which one do you recommend?

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    • McCord

      They're both great! It really just depends on which ingredient you tend to have on hand and use!

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