Chicken nuggets – Indian style

by Rachna

Chicken nuggets Indian style

My kids love chicken nuggets, the husband as well. I mean they are pure golden goodness and yummy too. Though earlier, we tried making the frozen stuff from the bag, these days, I prefer to make them myself at home. You know they are not difficult to make or time consuming either. And, I prefer consuming fresh food. Needless to mention that it’s always very healthy and hygienic. It is tastier too. So here is my simple recipe of chicken nuggets with an Indian tadka.

Ingredients:

500 gm. boneless chicken breast cut into pieces

1 tsp. black pepper powder

Some chopped coriander

Marinade:

¼ cup buttermilk

1 tsp. chilly powder

2 tsp. ginger garlic paste

Salt to taste

For the nuggets shell:

1 cup breadcrumbs

¼ cup flour

1 egg

Recipe:

Marinate your boneless chicken pieces in the marinade ingredients for at least 4 hours. Overnight is even better.  Now drain out the liquid well. Make sure the pieces are almost dry.

Add some chopped coriander, ½ tsp. black pepper and chicken pieces and mince it in your food processor. The mince must be nice and moist but not runny. I always enjoy mincing it in my Morphy Richards Food Processor.

Chicken nuggets Indian style

Now to assemble, take your breadcrumbs in a plate.  I make my own breadcrumbs by throwing in a couple of slices of  bread in the blender. Just blend a little and you have great quality breadcrumbs. Season with some salt and pepper. But keep it less as the chicken already has its own salt and spices.

Take flour in a plate and whip the egg in another bowl.

Now using your hands, form the chicken mince in the shape of nuggets. Dip them gently in flour first, then in egg mix and in bread crumbs. Make all the nuggets in this manner.

Now either shallow fry on each side in a pan or deep fry them in hot oil. They are done in a few minutes. Take them out when golden brown and serve hot with the chutney of your choice.

This is a great recipe as a snack in the evening.

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Sreesha July 15, 2015 - 10:33 am

That sounds quite simple! I usually buy the frozen variety too. I should give this a try!

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Rachna July 15, 2015 - 10:54 am

Yep, it is really easy and so yummy that no one wishes to eat that frozen stuff anymore. If you have an airfryer, it is quicker and healthier.

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Sreesha July 15, 2015 - 10:33 am

That sounds quite simple! I usually buy the frozen variety too. I should give this a try!

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Rachna July 15, 2015 - 10:54 am

Yep, it is really easy and so yummy that no one wishes to eat that frozen stuff anymore. If you have an airfryer, it is quicker and healthier.

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nabanita July 15, 2015 - 11:40 am

Yumm….I want to have it with some mayonnaise right now 😀 You made me hungry Rachna !

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Rachna July 15, 2015 - 11:45 am

Oops. I wish I could have fed you these. They are so simple to make and yummy. Ghar aa hee jao. 🙂

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nabanita July 15, 2015 - 11:40 am

Yumm….I want to have it with some mayonnaise right now 😀 You made me hungry Rachna !

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Rachna July 15, 2015 - 11:45 am

Oops. I wish I could have fed you these. They are so simple to make and yummy. Ghar aa hee jao. 🙂

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dNambiar July 15, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Love the sound of this.
And I’m sure if I made this, these would be the only nuggets everybody in the house would ever want.

I think I’ll be coming back to this post, soon. 😉

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Rachna July 15, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Oh, you will love these, I am sure.

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dNambiar July 15, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Love the sound of this.
And I’m sure if I made this, these would be the only nuggets everybody in the house would ever want.

I think I’ll be coming back to this post, soon. 😉

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Rachna July 15, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Oh, you will love these, I am sure.

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Vinitha July 15, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Yummy! I will try this one for sure. Thank you for sharing, Rachna.

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Rachna July 15, 2015 - 4:00 pm

I hope you like it, Vinitha.

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Vinitha July 15, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Yummy! I will try this one for sure. Thank you for sharing, Rachna.

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Rachna July 15, 2015 - 4:00 pm

I hope you like it, Vinitha.

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Ravish Mani July 16, 2015 - 3:50 am

I know, I’m gonna love this. Only one little question. You mentioned chopped coriander. Are you talking about coriander leaves or seeds? I guess, leaves. 🙂

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Rachna July 16, 2015 - 9:32 am

Yes, you are going to love it. Chopped coriander leaves. I will insert that in the post now. 🙂

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Saleha January 18, 2016 - 6:38 pm

HI!!!
RACHNA MERA NAAM HAI SALEHA MUJHE COOKING BAHUTH PASAND HAI .
MAIN HAR KHISAM KE COOK MAKE KARTI HOON AAPKA CHICKEN NUGGETS VERY EASY HAI MAINE BANAYA VERY TESTY THA, THANK YOU.

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Rachna January 19, 2016 - 11:11 am

Thank you so much, Saleha. Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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Ravish Mani July 16, 2015 - 3:50 am

I know, I’m gonna love this. Only one little question. You mentioned chopped coriander. Are you talking about coriander leaves or seeds? I guess, leaves. 🙂

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Rachna July 16, 2015 - 9:32 am

Yes, you are going to love it. Chopped coriander leaves. I will insert that in the post now. 🙂

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Saleha January 18, 2016 - 6:38 pm

HI!!!
RACHNA MERA NAAM HAI SALEHA MUJHE COOKING BAHUTH PASAND HAI .
MAIN HAR KHISAM KE COOK MAKE KARTI HOON AAPKA CHICKEN NUGGETS VERY EASY HAI MAINE BANAYA VERY TESTY THA, THANK YOU.

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Rachna January 19, 2016 - 11:11 am

Thank you so much, Saleha. Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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Somali K Chakrabarti July 16, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Chicken nuggets my folks at home love them. Have you tried a vegetarian version as well? I mean replacing chicken with soya or paneer.

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Rachna July 16, 2015 - 1:33 pm

No, I haven’t so far. I guess they would turn out well too.

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Somali K Chakrabarti July 16, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Chicken nuggets my folks at home love them. Have you tried a vegetarian version as well? I mean replacing chicken with soya or paneer.

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Rachna July 16, 2015 - 1:33 pm

No, I haven’t so far. I guess they would turn out well too.

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shanayatales July 16, 2015 - 6:31 pm

My blender doesn’t mince chicken. So I have to depend on store bought mince meat (which is hard to find here). 🙁 Does yours specifically mention that it can be used to mince meat?

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Rachna July 16, 2015 - 6:39 pm

It is a Food Processor. It can do a lot of things including mincing. 🙂 But you can use a blender too. It shouldn’t be an issue or buy good quality mince from the market. Come on, cheer up. 🙂

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shanayatales July 16, 2015 - 6:31 pm

My blender doesn’t mince chicken. So I have to depend on store bought mince meat (which is hard to find here). 🙁 Does yours specifically mention that it can be used to mince meat?

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Rachna July 16, 2015 - 6:39 pm

It is a Food Processor. It can do a lot of things including mincing. 🙂 But you can use a blender too. It shouldn’t be an issue or buy good quality mince from the market. Come on, cheer up. 🙂

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Shilpa Garg July 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm

Have always have had readymade chicken nuggets. Your recipe sounds simple and great. Will share it with KG, non-veg cooking falls under his domain skills 🙂

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Shilpa Garg July 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm

Have always have had readymade chicken nuggets. Your recipe sounds simple and great. Will share it with KG, non-veg cooking falls under his domain skills 🙂

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parulthakur24 July 17, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Wow! that sounds simple and possible. But Rachna, I am such a lazy bum. I wish I could cook and be inclined towards trying new recipes 😛

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Rachna July 17, 2015 - 12:28 pm

hahah I get you. I guess that is fine too. 🙂

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parulthakur24 July 17, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Wow! that sounds simple and possible. But Rachna, I am such a lazy bum. I wish I could cook and be inclined towards trying new recipes 😛

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Rachna July 17, 2015 - 12:28 pm

hahah I get you. I guess that is fine too. 🙂

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Halah February 28, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Hi.. your recipe is indeed quiet tempting. Please can you tell me the solution if the mince turns out runny?? And what’s the procedure if we want to make in airfryer??

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Halah February 28, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Hi.. your recipe is indeed quiet tempting. Please can you tell me the solution if the mince turns out runny?? And what’s the procedure if we want to make in airfryer??

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Sana April 17, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Great recepies…want more of them…

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Sana April 17, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Great recepies…want more of them…

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Sana April 17, 2016 - 3:12 pm

Wanna learn more…simply great recepies

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Rachna May 18, 2016 - 8:20 am

Thanks so much!

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Sana April 17, 2016 - 3:12 pm

Wanna learn more…simply great recepies

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Rachna May 18, 2016 - 8:20 am

Thanks so much!

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Sapana August 5, 2016 - 6:01 pm

Yummy! This is very easy n looks delicious. I make kids friendly chicken kebab which are bit similar to this. I will try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.

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Rachna August 11, 2016 - 8:38 am

Thanks, Sapana. You will enjoy this recipe.

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Sapana August 5, 2016 - 6:01 pm

Yummy! This is very easy n looks delicious. I make kids friendly chicken kebab which are bit similar to this. I will try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.

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Rachna August 11, 2016 - 8:38 am

Thanks, Sapana. You will enjoy this recipe.

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