Mar 1, 2016

Chicken Nuggets Recipe - Shaped Chicken Nuggets for Toddlers & Kids

I have shared couple version of nuggets in my blog before. This one is a shaped chicken nuggets recipe. it is crispy outside and juicy in the middle. So tasty and moist.

This is so easy to make, you can make a bunch of these and freeze them. So you can fry them whenever you need them. Many of my readers have been asking for toddler nuggets recipe. I made this for my little one and she loved it to the core.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 20 mins
Cooking Time: 1 to 2 min
Serves: 2 to 3


Boneless Chicken Breast - 2 large
Red Chilli Flakes - 1 tsp
Oregano - 1 tsp
Garlic Powder - 1 tsp
Cheese - 1/2 cup grated
Coriander Leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped
Oil - 1 tblspn + for deep frying
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

For Coating:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/2 cup 
Cornflour - 3 tblspn
Bread Crumbs - 1 cup or as needed
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste


Take chicken and cut into cubes. Take it in a blender and pulse few times so it is minced. Now take this in a bowl. Add all the ingredients and give a good mix. Now you can use any cutters and shapes to shape the nuggets or just use your hands. 

Now arrange the breading and dunking station. In a plate mix all purpose flour with little salt and pepper. In a bowl mix cornflour with salt and pepper and water and make it into a thin paste. Now in another plate mix breadcrumbs with some salt and pepper and set aside.

Now take the nuggets, coat in all purpose flour, then dip in cornflour mix and coat in bread crumbs. Set aside in a plate and chill this for 30 mins.

Now heat oil for deep frying, drop nuggets in hot oil and fry till golden. Drain it and set aside.

Serve with ketchup.

Take chicken breast

Cut into small pieces

take it in a blender

make it into a smooth puree

it has to be smooth

take it in a bowl

add in chilli flakes

add salt to taste

Add oregano

add in some garlic powder

add some pepper powder

add in chopped coriander leaves

i used this cheesecube

grate it in

add a tblspn of oil

mix well

i used these cookie cutters to create shapes

place filling in

press it evenly


all done
now for coating this, take all purpose flour

season with salt

add in pepper..set aside

for dunking, take cornflour

season with salt and pepper

mix well

take breadcrumbs

season with salt and pepper

mix well and set aside

now take nuggets

coat it well with flour

dip it in cornflour mix

coat it well

dip it in breadcrumbs

coat it well


do this for all the nuggets..chill this for 30 mins or so

heat oil for deep frying

drop nuggets in

fry few at a time

fry till golden

drain it



  1. Hi aarthi, really nice recipes. I have been following your recipes and they are so delightful. :)
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  2. Great will try it soon for my kid

  3. At what stage can we freeze them

  4. @Shiafter coating them with crumbs you can freeze

  5. Amazing recipies Aarthi and what a beautiful and clear pictorial representation. Seems like I'm learning cooking skills from a personal trainer. Thanks a lot...Keep it up!!

  6. Aarthi, I cannot tell you how happy I am to see this recipe. Thanks so much. I have been wanting to make this for such a long time because the ready made stuff is so bad for kids and kids love this so much. I have only one question. After freezing, do we need to keep this out for sometime before deep frying or do we have to deep fry straight from frozen? Once again, many thanks - Juelle

  7. @Anonymousu can keep it out for 30 mins or so then fry

  8. Can I use corn scratch instead of cornflour

  9. does the chicken have to be cooked before using?

  10. Hi aarthi can we use egg instead of cornflour


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