Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Chicken nuggets recipe

Chicken nuggets are a staple food for kids and this is a great way to make them yourself so you know they're made from quality ingredients. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 500g chicken breast, diced into large pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups good quality mayonnaise
  • 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted


Preheat oven to 200°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

Dip chicken pieces into mayonnaise and then breadcrumbs to coat. Place on tray and drizzle melted butter over each piece carefully.

Bake for 20 minutes, stopping to turn nuggets after 10 minutes.

Serve with homemade chips and extra mayonnaise.


  • You can make adult portions of these and serve them with aioli (garlicky mayonnaise).
  • Dry breadcrumbs are fine to use in place of the fresh, but you probably won't need as much butter to make them crunchy.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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