CHICKEN NUGGETS: Crispy Bites of Happiness

CHICKEN NUGGETS: Crispy Bites of Happiness


Create crispy and tender Chicken Nuggets. A kid-friendly and satisfying snack or meal. With a nice flavorful coating, this quick & easy dish is a family favorite.

CHICKEN NUGGETS: Crispy Bites of Happiness



Cook time: 4 Min  Prep time: 20 Min  Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
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 milk
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
Directions
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.

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