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Spicy Chicken Balls, a copycat from McDonalds that turned out more delicious than the original. More tasty than chicken nugget packages from supermarket!

Spicy Chicken Balls

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword balls, chicken, nugget, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24


Chicken Batter

  • 500 g Chicken thigh
  • 4 tbsp Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Chicken seasoning
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp White pepper
  • 1 Egg

Breading: Flour Mixture

  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp White pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Chicken seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder

Breading: Egg Mixture

  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Breading: Breadcrumbs

  • Panko breadcrumbs


  • Cooking oil


  1. Discard the bones and skin from chicken thigh. I get about 430g full meat. Grind with food processor but don't be too smooth so there will be some chicken texture in the chicken balls.

  2. In large bowl combine ground chicken thigh and all Chicken Batter ingredients until evenly distributed.

  3. In different plate combine all ingredients in Breading: Flour Mixture.

  4. In different plate combine all ingredients in Breading: Egg Mixture.

  5. Shape about 1/2 tbsp chicken batter into a ball. Coat the chicken ball respectively with flour mixture, egg mixture and then panko breadcrumbs. Do the same with the rest of the chicken batter.

  6. In a pan, heat the cooking oil over medium heat.

  7. Fry the spicy chicken balls until nice and golden.

  8. After the spicy chicken balls are cooked, rest it on a cooling rack to remove excess oil.

  9. Enjoy!