Best Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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Chicken Nuggets gained much popularity across America ever since McDonald's launched its Chicken McNuggets. Whether deep-fried in vegetable oil or baked to make healthier chicken nuggets, they are a favorite among kids and equally loved by adults.
Mostly sold as Chicken McNuggets, the calories in chicken nuggets can be as high as 296 per 100 grams, but their juicy taste makes them one of the favorite American food products.
Here is a homemade chicken nuggets recipe to try, which you can enjoy making for any get-together party.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: American, Cafe, Fast Food, Homestyle Cooking
Recipe Taste: Salty
Calories 973 kcal
Servings 2

Ingredients
 

  • 250 gm Chicken Breast

For chicken nugget seasoning/marination

  • 2 tsp Black Pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil for frying

For nuggets coating

  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper freshly ground
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
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Instructions
 

  • Marinate the Chicken Breast: Chop the chicken breast into small cubes and marinate/season the cubes with the ingredients listed under the 'Chicken Nuggets Seasoning' list, including salt, vinegar, freshly crushed black pepper, and minced garlic. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
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  • Chicken Breast Coating: Place all-purpose flour and bread crumbs in two separate bowls. Season both of them with salt and pepper.
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  • Whisk the egg in a bowl and combine 1 tablespoon of water and keep it aside.
  • After an hour take out the marinated chicken and toss it in all-purpose flour. This ensures that the marination remains intact with the chicken. Then dip into the egg wash and coat it completely. Give the final coat with tossing it into bread crumbs.
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  • Continue this coating and tossing process with all the cubes/nugget.
  • To get the best results, place these coated nuggets into the refrigerator for another half an hour, this ensures the perfect coating for the nuggets so that it doesn¢â‚¬â„¢t come out while frying. You can completely void this step in case of a hurry.
  • how long to fry chicken nuggets: This step needs attention as perfect frying means the best chicken nuggets. Take a heavy bottom wok, heat oil to medium heat.
  • To check if the oil is ready drop a pinch of breadcrumb powder. If the oil sizzles that means its ready to fry.
  • Fry the nuggets in batches of 4-5 until they turn crisp and golden at one side, turn then to the other side.
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  • Caution - If the flame is too high, it will burn the nuggets from outside while the inside would still remain uncooked. Total time would be around 5 minutes to fry it completely.
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  • With help of the slotted spatula, drain out the excess oil. Transfer the chicken nuggets on a kitchen paper towel. Sprinkle salt, pepper and serve hot with either ketchup or homemade mayonnaise.
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Recipe Notes

About the Author: Priyanjali is a complete foodie and loves to cook and bake. She also loves to try out new recipes and recreate them with her own twist. Experimenting with healthy versions of the traditional recipes is her forte and this is what you can find on her blog – Oh so delish. Follow Priyanjali on PlattershareInstagramPinterest and Google plus or you can like her facebook page PJOhsodelish
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 973kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 33g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 2869mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 5mg
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