Garlic Battered Nuggets with Sweet Orange Dipping Sauce

September 1, 2022

Recipe, styling, and photography by Mirel Freylich

With their intense flavor, these nuggets are sure to be a hit!

Yield: 4 servings



¾ cup flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ cup water

1 tablespoon sugar

6 frozen garlic cubes

2 teaspoons basil

2 lbs. chicken nuggets

Oil for frying

Dipping sauce:

¼ cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 teaspoon lemon juice


In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir flour, baking powder, water, sugar, garlic, and basil, adding to the bowl one at a time, in order.

Mix nuggets into batter with a spoon.

In a large skillet, heat 1/8 inch of oil. Fry nuggets for 4–5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain oil.

In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients. Serve with nuggets.