My Homemade Chicken Nuggets Are Better Than You Know Who’s!


My chicken nuggets are better than theirs! (You know who I’m talking about!) Yep, I said it. Just say no to fast food and make these in 30 minutes or less!

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt or 2 cups homemade ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (if only using yogurt to coat)
  • 1 cup crushed organic cornflake-type cereal or panko (I like it better with the cereal.)
  • 2 pounds chicken breast tenders, halved lengthwise
  • equal parts of brown mustard and honey for dipping sauce (or serve with my homemade ketchup)

Here’s how to make them:

  1. In a gallon-size plastic zipper bag, add the yogurt or ranch dressing – or a combo of both. (I like ranch best!) Add the Italian seasoning if you’re only using yogurt.
  2. In another gallon-size plastic zipper bag, add the cereal. Smash into large crumbs.
  3. Season the chicken with the spices on the front and back. Dip into the wet ingredients to completely coat, and then dip into the dry ingredients to completely coat.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 to 20 minutes or until cooked, turning at the midway point.
  5. While the chicken bakes, make the dip by combining equal parts of the mustard and honey.

Get dipping and enjoy!


Published by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of Silicon Valley's LIVE Food Talk Radio on KSCU 103.3 FM

Professional Chef, Two Time Award-Winning Book Author, Former Academic Director from Le Cordon Bleu, and Host of Silicon Valley's LIVE Food Talk Radio on KSCU 103.3 FM

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