Mimi's Buttermilk Fried Chicken Thigh Nuggets

 Mimi's Buttermilk Fried Chicken Thigh Nuggets

Enjoy the crispy perfection of MiMi's Buttermilk Fried Chicken Thigh Nuggets. Bite-sized delights that are big on flavor. 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!

Mimi's Buttermilk Fried Chicken Thigh Nuggets



Cook time: 15 Min  Prep time: 10 Min  Serves: 4
Ingredients
4 chicken thighs, deboned and cut into bite-size pieces
3-4 c canola oil
MARINADE COATING
salt and pepper
1/4 c buttermilk
Sriracha sauce
FLOUR COATING
2 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp each of pepper, garlic powder, oregano, onion powder, and paprika
Directions
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 Ziploc bag and add the buttermilk. Put it 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.
3. Take the chicken pieces and slightly drain them in a strainer and place them in a bowl. Add a splash of Sriracha sauce to the buttermilk-moistened pieces.
4. Add the marinated chicken pieces to the flour coating. 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!
5. Fry until golden brown, 7-10 minutes.
6. When removing from the fryer, don't waste your time with paper towels. Place a cooling rack over a cookie sheet pan to drain and cool. This gives the crispiest chicken ever! Grab your favorite dipping sauce and dig in.

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