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How To Cook Frozen Chicken Nuggets

FAST, EASY Recipe for Crunchy Homemade Frozen Chicken Nuggets
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frozen chicken nuggets
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 904kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker
Cost: $5


  • baking sheet


  • 10 Chicken Nuggets frozen
  • 3 Tbs Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pour the frozen chicken nuggets out onto a baking sheet.
  • Pour the vegetable oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper onto the baking sheet.
  • Using your hands, tumble and mix the chicken nuggets, oil and spices until well coated.
  • Spread the chicken nuggets out as far as possible from each other on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden crispy brown.
  • Serve hot with selection of dips and sauces.



  • Always spread the chicken nuggets out so that they heat can circulate well around the chicken nugget.  If they are too close together, then they will simply steam and they will not be crispy.
  • Apply a thin coat of oil to each chicken nugget as well as a few spices and salt and pepper. This will result in a crispy and tasty crunch for your chicken nugget.
  • Buy the best quality chicken nuggets you can afford, these will always taste the best.
  • A shiny and nice quality pan makes the nicest browning surface for your chicken nuggets.  You can achieve the shiny surface by using the shiny side of aluminum foil. This makes clean up a cinch as well!
PRO TIP:  Serve with a selection of sauces for the most fun and taste!  Try ketchup, yum yum sauce and honey mustard!


Calories: 904kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 251mg | Sodium: 1399mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3.1mg