mimi's buttermilk fried chicken thigh nuggets

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By Jean Goss
from Beaumont, TX

You just THOUGHT chicken breasts were the bomb for chicken nuggets! Join the world of chicken thigh cuisine and surprise your family with these amazing chicken thigh nuggets...a crowd pleaser!

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For mimi's buttermilk fried chicken thigh nuggets

  • 4
    chicken thighs, deboned and cut into bitesize pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c
  • siracha sauce
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    each of pepper, garlic powder, oregano, onion powder, and paprika

How To Make mimi's buttermilk fried chicken thigh nuggets

  • 1
    Heat oil in your deep fryer to 350 degrees. Debone and remove excess skin and fat. I try to leave the attached fat/skin for better flavor. Lightly salt and pepper the chicken pieces. Put the prepared chicken into a ziplock bag and add the buttermilk. Put into the refrigerator. I do this overnight or just while heating oil in the fryer and preparing flour coating.
  • 2
    Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Take the chicken pieces and slightly drain in a strainer, adding a splash of Sriracha sauce to the buttermilk moistened pieces.
  • 3
    Toss the marinated chicken pieces into the flour coating and toss around to completely coat. Gently mash and pinch the flour into the chicken pieces. This is the MOST important step to give you the shaggy crispy nuggets you desire!
  • 4
    Fry until golden brown, 7-10 minutes. When removing from fryer, don't waste you time with paper towels, place cooling rack over a cookie sheet pan to drain and cool. This give the crispiest chicken ever!
  • 5
    Grab your favorite dipping sauce and dig in!

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