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chicken nuggets

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

With a nice flavorful coating, this quick & easy dish is a family favorite.

yield 4 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 4 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For chicken nuggets

  • 1 c
    vegetable oil, for frying or as needed
  • 1 c
    seasoned panko breadcrumbs, ground
  • 1/2 c
    seasoned panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 lg
    free-range eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot sauce such as cholula
  • 1/2 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 2 lg
    skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

How To Make chicken nuggets

  • 1
    In a shallow skillet, heat the oil on medium heat until it reaches 375ºF/190ºC.
  • 2
    In a shallow dish, add breadcrumbs (both ground and coarse) and stir to mix; set aside
  • 3
    In another shallow dish, add beaten eggs, milk and hot sauce; stir and set aside.
  • 4
    In a large re-sealable plastic bag, add flour, garlic, onion, paprika, salt and pepper. Close the bag and shake it until the ingredients are well blended.
  • 5
    Working in batches, place the chicken pieces in the bag, close and toss to coat.
  • 6
    Transfer the coated pieces to the egg mixture and then the breadcrumbs, tossing to coat. Gently shake off any excess coating before placing them on a plate while working with the others.
  • 7
    Preheat oven to 170ºF/77ºC.
  • 8
    Working in batches, add the chicken pieces to the oil and fry until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 9
    Using a spider strainer, transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with a wire rack sitting on top.
  • 10
    Transfer the fried ones to the preheated oven to keep them warm while frying the others.
  • 11
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