Spicy Chicken Nuggets

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Spicy Chicken Nuggets

Spicy Chicken Nuggets

Posted on 2nd February 2021
Chef Kai Ellmann cooks up a spicy spin on the classic chicken nugget. Featuring smoked paprika, white ground pepper, and thyme, these flavoursome chicken nuggets take the crowd-pleaser to the next level. 
Makes 4, scale as needed.


600 g Chicken breast (boneless, skinless, cut into large cubes)
250 g White Wings batter mix
3.28 g Garlic powder
1.17 g Onion powder
2.71 g Chilli powder
2.3 g Smoked paprika
1.2 g White ground pepper
910 mg Dried thyme
3 g Salt
1 each Crisco liquid gold for deep frying
1 each Hot sauce to serve


All the ingredients of the chicken nuggets recipe laid out

Step 1:

The first step in making these chicken nuggets is to combine the garlic, onion, chilli powder, smoked paprika, pepper, thyme, and salt in a shallow bowl with 50g of the White Wings Premium Batter Mix.

Now is also a great time to heat the deep fryer using Crisco Liquid Gold.

Mixing the spices together

Step 2:

Once all of the spices have been mixed together, add in the chicken. Toss together until the chicken is evenly coated.

Battering chicken in a bowl

Battering chicken in a bowl

Step 3:

Prepare the remaining batter mix as per the instructions on the packet. Then, add the chicken to the batter mix.

Adding the chicken nuggets to the batter mix

Step 4:

Gently drop each chicken piece into the deep fryer. Fry them until they’re crisp, golden and cooked. Drain the chicken nuggets on kitchen paper.

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Deep frying chicken nuggets

Deep frying chicken nuggets

Frying the chicken nuggets


Step 5:

Plate up the chicken nuggets, and serve them with your favourite hot sauce.

Plating up and garnish the chicken nuggets

Want more?

If you loved Chef Kai’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets recipe, be sure to check out his Crispy Prawn Burger recipe, or maybe try his Smoked Trout Kedgeree with 63 Degree Egg.

Chicken Nuggets

Message from chef Kai Ellmann

Kai Ellmann

I have worked in the hospitality for a long time and during this period I have touched on multiple areas of the industry. From being a chef in the kitchen, to sales, business and recipe development and food styling; I've done it all.

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