Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chicken Nuggets!

I thought this recipe was going to be a total flub... and it ended up being GREAT! Kevin absolutely loved these and they tasted just like McDonalds! (And since the Italian McDonalds is ridiculously expensive, this recipe is a great substitute! It's an under $5 meal!)

Chicken Nuggets

1 egg
1 c water
1 c flour
2 teas salt
1 teas onion powder
1/4 teas pepper
1/8 teas garlic powder
a pinch of paprika (the original recipe called for MSG.. but of course everyone knows MSG isn't good for you and it actually doesn't have flavor it's self, it just enhances the other flavors... when dealing with chicken, paprika will do the same thing.. so I used it instead)
Oil for frying (I use peanut oil)
4 chicken breasts (i used 3 because that's how ours come packaged, and it was plenty for Kevin and I)

  • Beat egg and combine with water
  • Combine flour, salt, pepper, onion salt, garlic powder, and paprika in a gallon sized ziplock bag
  • Pound each chicken breast until 1/4 inch thick
  • Trim into bite sized pieces
  • Toss chicken with flour mixture
  • Remove chicken from flour, dip in the egg mixture and toss with the flour again
  • Throw entire bag (flour and chicken) in the freezer for at least an hour
  • Cover the remaining egg mixture and place in fridge
  • Remove from freezer, dip the chicken in the egg mixture
  • Toss chicken with flour mixture
  • Deep fry at 375 (190C for those in Europe!) for 10-12 minutes (or until golden brown)
  • Remove from deep fryer and drain on a BROWN PAPER BAG (draining on paper towels will cause them to go soggy!)

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