McDonald's Chicken McNuggets (Copycat)

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"This is a copycat recipe"

Original recipe yields 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (329.8 g)
  • Calories 472.1
  • Total Fat - 9.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 228.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1719.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 65.6 g
  • Calcium - 56.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Beat the egg and then combine it with 1 cup water in a small, shallow bowl. Stir.

Step 2

Combine the flour, salt, MSG, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder in a one gallon size zip lock bag.

Step 3

Pound each of the breast filets with a mallet until about 1/4?inch thick. Trim each breast filet into bite sized pieces. Coat each piece with the flour mixture by shaking in the zip lock bag.

Step 4

Remove and dredge each nugget in the egg mixture, coating well. Then return each nugget to the flour/seasoning mixture. Shake to coat. Put nuggets, bag and all, in the freezer for at least an hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining egg mixture.

Step 5

After freezing, repeat the above coating process. Deep fry the McNuggets at 375F for 6-8 minutes or until browned and crispy. (cook only about 9 at a time.) Drain on brown paper bags (NEVER drain fried foods on paper towels unless you want them to be soft and soggy!).

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