Step-by-step recipe with photos how to make chicken pieces at home

Step-by-step recipe with photos how to make chicken pieces at home

American snack has long gone beyond the borders of the continent and has fallen in love in various parts of the world. This is no coincidence, because the chicken fillet pieces with bread have a nice taste, are inexpensive and go well with any side dish and sauce. We understand together with experts how to cook delicious pieces at home, in order to look like a dish from McDonald’s.


Chicken fillet 1 kg
water 6 art. concave
Vegetable oil 10 st. concave
Lemon juice 6 art. concave
Chicken egg 2 pieces.
garlic 10 cloves
dried thyme 2 teaspoons
Paprika 1 teaspoon
India’s saffron 1 teaspoon
Bread crumbs 1 glass
Salt taste
Ground black pepper taste

Step-by-step recipes for McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets

Step 1

Wash the chicken fillet, dry it with a paper towel and cut into rods 1-2 cm wide.

Step 2

Peel a squash, grate it and squeeze the garlic.

Step 3

Roll the fillet in garlic, thyme. Salt, pepper and leave to marinate for 2-12 hours.

Step 4

In a deep bowl beat the eggs with water and lemon juice.

Nuggets and McDonald's

Step 5

Pour the bread crumbs into another deep bowl, add the paprika and turmeric.

Step 6

First, roll the fillet pieces in the egg mixture and then in the bread crumbs.

Step 7

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the pieces until golden brown on both sides.

Tips for the chef

– 24 years ago I worked in Munich at McDonald’s, so I can say for sure: you can cook dishes like from Mac at home, but the taste is not the same at all, as it uses exclusive sauces. For nuggets like at McDonald’s, I advise you to make the so-called “double-textured” minced meat. Pass one part of the chicken fillet on a large grater in a meat grinder or cut into a small 0.5 by 0.5 cm cube, and the second part of the fillet is already on a fine grater. This is necessary in order for the larger parts to be connected to each other. It is better to use thigh fillets and chest fillets 50/50 and add a little water for juices. From the spices, in addition to salt, be sure to add a little ground white pepper and crushed dry garlic. This will improve the taste of the chicken. Then mix everything thoroughly and be sure to put it in the fridge. To prepare the dough, which creates a crunchy crust around the chicken fillet itself, you need ice water. Add 30% cornstarch or potatoes to ordinary wheat flour for “crumbling”. I recommend getting just the beaten egg white for a bunch of dough. So the crust of the pieces will come out airy and crunchy. Well, and some spices – salt and turmeric powder for a delicious reddish color, – says Alidi Group brand head Konstantin Vagu.

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– For nuggets, turkey can be replaced with chicken or fish. If you want more juicy meat, take the thigh instead of the chest. It is better to use panko or tempura bread. The oil can be taken any, to your taste. Replace olive oil with sunflower, sesame, etc., – he says chef of the kitchen studio “SchiBorschi” Rinat Sadykov.

Popular questions and answers

Why is this dish called “nuggets”?

Translated from English, nugget means “rifle”. This word has been used since the days of the Gold Rush in California. The delicate chicken sticks got their name from their resemblance to pieces of gold.

Who Invented the Chicken Recipe?

A popular dish appeared relatively recently. In the 1950s, pet meat specialist Robert Baker created a recipe for grilled chicken fillets with coarse bread. Thanks to his invention, pieces appeared – a dish of chicken with liquid meat and a delicious golden crust. Baker also came up with the technology of freezing and thawing, in which the snack did not lose any flavor.

Are there vegetarian nuggets?

The traditional recipe for fast food nuggets has very little healthy chicken and unhealthy ingredients like over-baked bread. As an alternative, some countries offer healthy pieces of vegetarian beans and falafel. Sometimes in the menu you can see a microprotein snack, which is made from mushroom mycelium.


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