How To Make Chicken Nuggets At Home
Easy Homemade Recipe
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Ever sat in a fast food joint and wondered what goes into making those scrumptious chicken nuggets? I’ll have you know that it’s pretty easy to make them at home. So here goes…
Homemade chicken nuggets are just as tasty as those you fork out sh.500 for at your favorite fast food joint. Additionally, this recipe will take you a short time.
Point to note: Even though this recipe uses egg, you don’t get that eggy smell. The chicken nuggets in this recipe are free of egg smell.
1) 3 pieces of chicken breast – Cut them into small pieces.
2) 2 eggs or more depending on the amount of chicken
3) ¾ plate of bread crumbs
4) 1 table spoon of salt
5) Cooking oil
6) ¾ plate of corn starch (this corn starch has very fine texture as compared to normal corn flour)
7) Your favorite spices e.g. paprika, curry, mixed spices, ground masala etc.
Fry your chicken breast normally for 20 minutes and then let it cool. The reason why you want to cook the chicken breast is because you want the chicken to cook fully and get that tasty flavor. Furthermore, it shortens the cooking time for the next step. After cooking, you are ready to make your chicken nuggets.
Steps to follow
1) To a plate of bread crumbs, add a pinch of salt and spices and mix well.
2) Poke a small hole in the egg and drain the egg white (clear liquid) leaving the egg yolk (yellow) in the shell. We need the egg white without the egg yolk. Egg yolk is the smelly part of the egg. Do the same to the other eggs. However, if you don’t mind the smell, you can beat the whole egg.
3) Coat your cooked chicken breasts with bread crumbs by rolling the chicken breast parts in the plate of bread crumbs.
4) Roll the chicken breast covered in bread crumbs in the egg white and ensure the chicken is completely covered in egg white.
5) Roll the chicken breast covered in egg white into a plate of corn starch mixed with bread crumbs in almost equal ratios but more of the bread crumb mixture. You can also add some spices to this mixture. This helps gives the coating a rich, spicy taste. You can leave out the spices if you don’t like them. Do the same for all the remaining chicken breast pieces.
6) Heat 2-inches-deep cooking oil in a Sufuria or pan (make sure the pan is deep enough, otherwise, you can cause a fire if the oil comes into contact with fire) at medium heat until the oil becomes hot. Note: To determine if the cooking oil is ready to cook, you will note sizzling immediately you drop your chicken breast into the oil.
7) Drop your chicken breast in the oil and let it cook. Keep turning the chicken breast every few seconds. You will notice that the chicken nuggets start to turn golden brown. The golden brown color means that the chicken is ready to serve. The good thing with precooking is that you only fry the chicken nuggets at step 6 for a very short time. Repeat the same with all the chicken breast.
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And that’s it!