Herb Crusted Chicken Nuggets

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Serves: 6
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Cooking Method: Pan Fry


4 chicken breast
1 tsp granulated garlic for marinade
1/2 c mt olive texas pete pickle juice
1 c flour
1 1/2 c bread crumbs
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp granulated garlic for bread crumbs
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp dried dill
1 egg
6 Tbsp water
32 oz canola oil

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Stephanie Heitmeier Recipe
Well Seasoned
Old Hickory, TN (pop. 70,287)
Member Since Apr 2010
Stephanie's notes for this recipe:
My son is the self professed fast food king! But when I showed him an article of what fast food chicken nuggets were made of! well that put the end to that. So I set out trying to find "chicken nuggets" that he would love but without all the junk. This got a thumbs up from the whole family. Hard to do :)
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Kids will love these! So easy, yet so delicious. We used a deep fryer, and made our own Texas Pete pickle juice by combining some good ol' Pete with Mt. Olive Pickles.


Cut your chicken breast into one inch pieces. Marinate chicken pieces in 1/2 cup pickle juice and 1 tsp of granulated garlic for at least two hours.
Set up your dredging station.
Bowl #1 Flour (can season with salt and pepper)
Bowl #2 One egg mixed with 6 Tbs of water
Bowl #3 Breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, granulate garlic, parsley and dill
Preheat Deep non stick pan to 375 degrees ( I use my electric skillet but any large skillet will do).
Drain chicken in a colander. Dip in flour, then egg wash then breadcrumbs. Set aside and repeat with remaining chicken pieces
When oil is heated fry chicken for about 3-4 minutes per side till golden brown. I did this in two batches. Place first batch on paper towel to drain excess oil. Let chicken sit for about 5 minutes before serving....this helps to set the crust.

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Oct 1, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Oct 1, 2012
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user Patsy Fowler hellchell1 - Oct 1, 2012
Congrats on your blue ribbon
user Erlene Martin mamalene - Oct 22, 2012
Stephanie, I'm from Oregon,I have never heard of mt. olive texas pete pickle juice, what can I use in its place? I would like to make these for my grandkids they sound really.Thanks for posting your recipe.
user Judy Kaye paintedcookie - Oct 22, 2012
I'm no expert on Mt. Olive Texas Pete pickle juice but I can a lot of pickles. My guess is that you can try what you have and see if you like it. If you have more then one in your pantry try a different one each time you make this recipe and see which one you like the best. But in reality pickle juice is basically vinegar, water, salt, dill and other spices that change the flavor. It's a matter or personal taste.

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