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Whiskey Glazed Chicken Nuggets

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Whiskey Glazed Chicken Nuggets are lightly fried then tossed in our addicting whiskey glaze! Serve this chicken nugget recipe for appetizers or dinner!



  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 2 inch pieces
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

For the Beer Batter:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups light beer

For the Whiskey Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic, or you can use 5-6 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whiskey or bourbon, we used Hudson Whiskey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. First make the beer batter. Add the flour, cornstarch and salt in a medium bowl. Slowly add in the beer while whisking until it looks like a thin pancake batter.
  2. Fill a large, deep pot halfway with canola oil or vegetable oil. Set the heat to a medium-high let it come to about 375-400 degrees.
  3. While your oil is heating up, add all the ingredients for the glaze in a medium sauce pot. Stir and let it about 20 minutes. Cover and keep warm until you’re done frying the chicken.
  4. When your oil is ready, take your chicken pieces, a few at a time, and coat it with the beer batter. Let some of the excess drain off and lower it into the oil with a slotted spoon or a frying spider. I did this in about 4 batches, you don’t want to crowd the pot and bring the temp down too much. Fry the chicken for about 5 minutes, flipping it over during cooking. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and repeat with the remaining chicken.
  5. Pour the glaze into a large bowl. Toss the fried chicken in batches until they are all coated with the glaze and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: American

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