Cheese chicken nuggets

Indulge in the delightful combination of soft, juicy chicken, melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese, and an array of flavorful spices with these amazing Cheesy Chicken Nuggets. Versatile enough to enjoy on a sandwich, as a wrap, or as the star of the main meal, this simple and quick recipe is destined to become a family favorite. The addition of a homemade garlic sauce elevates the flavor profile, making these nuggets irresistible.


For Chicken Nuggets:

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, cornstarch, or gluten-free potato starch
  • 4 ounces grated mozzarella
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon very light olive oil for frying (or high-heat oil of choice)

For Garlic Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 pressed garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


1. Prepare Chicken:

  • Using a sharp knife, cut chicken breasts into 1/3-inch thick pieces. Partially freezing the chicken makes the cutting process easier.

2. Prepare Batter:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup flour, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, grated mozzarella, finely chopped dill, salt, and black pepper. Cover with plastic wrap, stir until well mixed, and refrigerate for two hours or overnight.

3. Coat Chicken:

  • Dip each chicken piece into the batter, ensuring an even coating.

4. Fry the Nuggets:

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the chicken nuggets until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. This usually takes a few minutes per side.

5. Prepare Garlic Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, pressed garlic, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper to create the garlic sauce.

6. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Arrange the Cheesy Chicken Nuggets on a platter and serve them with the delectable garlic sauce on the side. Enjoy these flavorful nuggets as a snack, on a sandwich, or as the main course.

These Cheesy Chicken Nuggets are a culinary delight, bringing together the richness of mozzarella, Parmesan, and succulent chicken. Quick and easy, this recipe is bound to be a family favorite, with the homemade garlic sauce adding an extra layer of deliciousness. Whether served on a sandwich or as a standalone dish, these nuggets are a crowd-pleaser that promises simplicity and great taste. Have fun creating these cheesy delights in your kitchen!

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