• Question: what are chicken nuggets made from, are they real chicken????? ps: i know this may sound rude but PLEASE answer.

    Asked by 728heaq26 to Ted, Sajjad, Laura, Kevin, Ellen, Andrea on 7 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Ted Burke

      Ted Burke answered on 7 Mar 2019:


      Well, it depends who made the chicken nuggets. If they’re from a reputable supplier, then yes the filling is basically made of chicken. However, it may be what they call reconstituted meat, which means that they take a mixture of pieces of meat – a mix of muscle, fat and other tissue – mash it up, and shape it into nuggets. Personally, I don’t have a problem with that as an occasional snack, but I try not to eat too much heavily processed food, so I wouldn’t be eating chicken nuggets every day. The coating is made of other ingredients obviously.

    • Photo: Kevin OBrien

      Kevin OBrien answered on 11 Mar 2019:


      I believe there are regulations (at least in Europe) that force anyone making chicken nuggets to ensure they are actually made from chicken.
      They may not use the best parts of the chicken to make their nuggets, but it needs to be chicken.

    • Photo: Andrea Pacheco

      Andrea Pacheco answered on 11 Mar 2019:


      I want to believe they are made of chicken, the best way to be 100% sure is do them by myself 🙂 here is a recipe https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/homemade-chicken-nuggets-688

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