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McDonalds Style Chicken Nuggets

Copycat recipe of Mcdonald's Chicken Nugget.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken nuggets
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 428kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb. chicken breast boneless
  • 1 piece Knorr Chicken Cube
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch

Batter ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 piece egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Barbecue Sauce

  • ½ cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Make the sauce by combining all barbecue sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Heat and let it simmer for 2 minutes. Stir and turn off the heat. Let it cool down before serving.
  • Prepare the chicken nuggets. Cut chicken into cubes. Place in a food processor.
  • Add Knorr Chicken Cube, sugar, and salt. Process until the texture becomes paste-like.
  • Combine batter ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
  • Heat oil to 350F.
  • Scoop around 1 tablespoon of chicken mixture. Mold into a nugget shaped figure. You may also flatten it by covering with parchment paper and slice into individual pieces.
  • Dredge in cornstarch and dip in batter. Let excess liquid drip.
  • Deep-fry until the color turns golden brown. Remove from the cooking pot and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Serve with barbecue sauce. Share and enjoy!


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 1186mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg