Garlic Chicken and Cheese Nuggets

Garlic Chicken and Cheese Nuggets

These garlic chicken and cheese nuggets make for the perfect Friday night dinner that is perfect for eating in front of a movie.

Easy to make, packed full of flavour and the kids love the cheese that oozes out of the middle of them.  Eat on their own with dipping sauce of serve with oven baked chips and a salad if you like.

The garlic flavour is quite distinct and goes perfectly with the chicken and cheese.


500gm Chicken Mince
2 Tbs Minced Garlic
1 Tsp Onion Powder
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cubes of tasty cheese
Dry Breadcrumbs to coat
Olive Oil, for cooking


1. Place all the first 5 ingredients into a large bowl and mix together well with your hands.  Give the mix a good working so that the proteins in the chicken mince is worked and you won’t need any egg to bind.

Garlic Chicken and Cheese Nuggets

2. Take tablespoon sized amounts place a piece of cheese in the centre and roll into a nugget shape.  Coat in breadcrumbs and place onto a plate.  Repeat for the remaining mix.

Garlic Chicken and Cheese Nuggets

3.  Place enough oil into a large frypan to form a shallow layer.  Place the balls in and cook on each side until golden (approximately 3-5 minutes).  Once golden on all sides remove and place onto a paper towel to soak up any excess oil.

Serve with dipping sauce.  We like mayonnaise and tomato sauce.

Makes approximately 20

Freezer friendly: uncooked nuggets can be frozen flat in zip lock bags for up to 3 months.  Cook from frozen by adding extra cooking time.

Garlic Chicken and Cheese Nuggets Garlic Chicken and Cheese Nuggets

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6 Responses to Garlic Chicken and Cheese Nuggets

  1. Linda August 21, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

    These were delicious! My 9 year old had a ball making them and the adults were more than happy to eat them. Thank you.

    • Amanda August 22, 2016 at 9:59 am #

      So glad to hear.

  2. Sarah November 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

    Do you think these would work baked in the oven instead of being pan fried?

    • Amanda November 7, 2016 at 11:59 am #

      Yes they will, give them a little spray with cooking oil first.

  3. tasmim February 14, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

    can the cheese be grated into the mixture?

    • Amanda March 3, 2017 at 10:58 am #

      You can’t but you won’t get the nice oozy centre.

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