I’ve had this recipe in my stack of to-do recipes for quite some time.  The nugget recipe was originally done by another food blogger at mynamesissnickerdoodle.  Shaun was a little hesitant at first when he saw the recipe contained powdered sugar but that’s what makes it “sweet.”  The chicken was very tender and so delicious.  I recommend this recipe to everyone!

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Sweet Chicken Nuggets


1 lg egg
1 cup milk
1 lb. skinless and boneless chicken breasts
1-1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
canola oil for frying


In a large bowl whisk milk and egg together
Place chicken on counter and cut into cubed bite size pieces; trim any fat that you may see
Put the chicken in the milk mixture and mix so that all is coated and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
In another large bowl combine the dry ingredients listed above and stir
In cast iron pot or sauce pan pour in oil so that its at least an inch deep on med/high heat
Remove the chicken from refrigerator and place about 8 pieces in milk mixture and then into the flour mixture
Make sure all the chicken is coated with the flour and then place into the hot oil
Cook each side for at least 2-3 minutes or until golden brown (You want to make sure that chicken is no longer pink so you can cut one piece to test it out)
Place the chicken on some paper towels to soak up any oil
Repeat the same steps with the rest of the chicken and serve

adapted from mynameissnickerdoodle




  1. Sounds and looks really tasty, thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Love chicken. Great recipe.

    Have a good weekend.

  3. Wow, what fabulous looking nuggets! I never would have thought powdered sugar and chicken make a good combination, but that small amount is just a secret ingredient 🙂 I’ll have to give these a shot~

  4. These look really tasty indeed. The powdered sugar is an interesting touch. Honey would probably work too.

  5. Super flavor contrast with the sugar and chili powder. Glad you pulled this recipe out and tried it,resisting these crispy nuggets would be difficult.

  6. Blink blink blinkity……I must try this!

  7. Wow, powdered sugar?? What a neat idea. I will most certainly have to try these.

  8. Yummy!!! Sugar in there is different, bet it is wonderful!

  9. I made these the other night and they were soo good! I will be featuring them on my blog soon. http://www.onecraftyme.blogspot.com

  10. made these tonight and thought they were awesome…so I linked to your page from my FB account. Thanks for sharing!

  11. My four year old loves chicken nuggets. I am going to try this recipe for her birthday party. Wish me luck!

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