Copycat homemade McDonalds Chicken McNuggets recipe that taste JUST LIKE the real ones – but in your own kitchen. Learn how to make these crispy little fun nuggets from home right now!
This copycat TikTok recipe for McDonalds Chicken McNuggets may not be the same experience as going to McDonalds, but when you are stuck at home and cannot get out to your favorite fast food, is the next best thing! The main thing about this homemade chicken nugget recipe is to realize this is not a complicated recipe but does require some prep.
TikTok McDonalds Chicken Nuggets Recipe
I love keeping my eye on viral recipe trends and so when I saw these copycat McDonalds nuggets on TikTok, I was like YESSSSSSSS we just try that! And boy was it spot on!
Unfortunately people on TikTok do not always share the recipes in an easy way so we wanted to come back and share exactly how to make your own chicken nuggets in your kitchen. Obviously kid friendly, family friendly and a bit healthier to fresh oil (can I use that sentence when you are talking about fried food?), these nuggets are a fantastic dinner option.
✔ Copycat Recipe ✔ Kid Friendly Dinner ✔ Viral Recipe Trend
You will need to ground down the chicken as well as freeze the nugget shapes before frying, therefore its important that you plan this recipe so you are not scrambling last minute.
Overall this recipe is pretty spot on to the original and I hope you love learning how to make your own homemade McDonalds nuggets!
- 2 chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- vegetable oil to fry
- ranch dressing, honey mustard or barbecue dipping sauce for serving if desired
Complete meal by serving one of these delicious side dish options: Roasted Potatoes, Mac and Cheese in a Mug, Roasted Parmesan Potatoes
Make it a McDonalds Night by adding this Big Mac Pizza recipe to dinner too!
Plan Ahead Chicken Nuggets
Like I mentioned above, with this McDonalds Copycat recipe you have to plan ahead. The nuggets need to freeze prior to coating them in the breading and need at least 30 minutes in the freezer, but its better to plan the day before just in case.
How to make McDonalds Chicken Nuggets
Cut chicken into small cubes.
Use a blender or food processor to chop chicken into small pieces.
Place into a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Place parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
Using wet hands, shape chicken into nugget shapes.
Place on pan and freeze for 30 minutes.
Mix flour, cornstarch, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper in a shallow dish.
In a separate shallow dish, add eggs, water and cornstarch and beat well.
Take frozen nuggets and dip in dry mixture, wet mixture and then dry and wet again.
Heat hot oil in a skillet and cook chicken for about 7-8 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
Drain excess grease on paper towels.
Serve chicken nuggets hot with dipping sauce if desired.
Makes 40-48 nuggets
Common Copycat Recipe Questions
Best way to ground chicken to make chicken nuggets: I used my magic bullet to chop the chicken in small batches, but any food processor should be fine.
Best sauces to dip: As always, easy ranch dip, cucumber dip, cheese sauce, Copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce, or honey mustard work great!
I want to hear your thoughts! Did you make these nuggets and were they like the original? Often our readers can make things even better with suggestions so feedback, changes, and comments are always welcome!