Masala Chicken Nuggets

Ingredients for Masala Chicken Nuggets:

  • Bite sized boneless chicken nuggets- 250 gms

To marinate with:

  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Fine chopped onions- 3 tbsp (40 gms)
  • Chopped green chillies- 1.5 tbsp (3 green chillies)
  • Gram flour (Besan)/ Chickpea flour mix- 3 tbsp mixed with 5 tbsp of water
  • Egg white- of 1 egg
  • Breadcrumbs- 1 cup or as required
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Fine chop one small onion (around 40 gms) and chop 3 green chillies (1.5tbsp)
  • Take 3 tbsp of Gram flour (Besan) in a bowl. Add 5 tbsp water and mix to a smooth batter.
  • Wash and pat dry the chicken fillets and cut into bite sized pieces. Add these into a bowl.
  • Add all the ingredients for marination and mix well. Set aside for 1 hr.
  • After 1 hr, add egg white of one egg and mix well.


  1. For breading, add 1 cup (or more as required) of breadcrumbs in a square glass dish.
  2. Mix the chicken pieces well and take out the chicken pieces one at a time and place on the breadcrumbs. Roll it well to fully coat the pieces. Set aside on a plate.


  1. Heat oil in a Kadai/wok.
  2. Once the oil is medium hot, drop the breaded chicken nuggets one at a time and fry in batches, to not crowd the pan.
  3. Give a stir after around 1 minute, once the chicken pieces start floating to the top.
  4. Keep stirring to fry uniformly switching the heat between medium and low so that the pieces don’t get over fried.
  5. After another 4-5 mins, reduce heat and remove once golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Repeat the process for the next batch/es

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