Homemade McDonald's Spicy Chicken Nuggets Recipe Made In Just 30 Minutes

Spicy chicken McNuggets on a sheet of parchment paper with a container of dipping sauce in the background.

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If there's one thing that McDonald's knocks out of the park, it's their chicken nuggets, especially their spicy nuggets. Thankfully, with this recipe, you can make those same delicious spicy chicken McNuggets at home, and you only need a handful of ingredients and 30 minutes to do it! These copycat McNuggets aren't just super easy to make though, they're super delicious too. They've got a crispy crunchy exterior, a tender juicy interior, and just the slightest kick of spice that keeps you coming back for more after each and every bite.



1 lb. chicken breasts cut into nugget shapes

1 cup bread crumbs (regular or panko)

½ cup parmesan cheese

½ teaspoon chipotle seasoning or cayenne pepper

¼ cup butter

Pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Mix the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and seasonings in a large bowl.
  3. Dip the nuggets into the melted butter, then coat them in the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Place the chicken nuggets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the remaining breadcrumb mixture on top. 
  5. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.


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