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baked homemade chicken nuggets honey mustard dipping sauce recipe
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Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe + Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Course Main
Servings 4
Author Divas Can Cook


  • 3 medium-size boneless chicken breasts (14 oz)
  • 5 oz bag Texas Toast seasoned croutons crushed to fine crumbs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise I used Dukes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Cut chicken breasts into nugget-size pieces.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Dip a chicken piece into the flour and shake of the excess.
  • Then dip into the egg and shake off the excess.
  • Lay the chicken piece in the crushed crouton mixture and use your other hand to coat the chicken on both sides.
  • Place chicken on a baking sheet lined with greased foil (if baking) or place on a plate if frying.
  • Repeat with all of the chicken pieces.
  • If BAKING: preheat oven to 450.
  • Bake for 5-6 minutes on one side. Flip and bake for 1-2 minutes on the other side. (baking times will vary)
  • IF FRYING: Heat peanut oil on a skillet. (see notes below)
  • Add nuggets to oil and do not crowd. When first side is golden, flip and cook other side until golden brown.
  • Place on paper towel to drain.
  • Serve with honey mustard dipping sauce.
  • To make the honey mustard dipping sauce, combine all sauce ingredients in a medium size bowl. Serve warm or cold. Flavors will intensify as it sits. Makes a lot so store leftovers in the fridge.


*Want crazy juicy nuggets? Marinate them pieces in salted buttermilk & hot sauce overnight.
*Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your chicken.
*Make sure the oil is hot enough but not too hot. The oil should sizzle gently when the chicken is added to the pan and should not pop or smoke.
*Try different flavor croutons for a new taste!