Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Make Your Own Chicken Nuggets

I don't know about you, but I can't think of a single kid (or adult!) who doesn't like chicken nuggets. It seems as though any 'mealtime problem' can be solved by a bag that comes out of your freezer. But what if you have a hankering, but don't have any on hand? Here's a good and easy way to make your own chicken nuggets at home. The best thing about this recipe can be made with things you already have in your kitchen! Here goes:

Homemade Chicken Nuggets
4 cups cornflakes, crushed
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts-halved and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 large egg, beaten lightly
1/4 tsp freshly-ground black pepper
1 tsp salt, more if desired
Canola or vegetable oil for frying

Add 1/2 inch of oil to a deep skillet and heat to 375 F.

If you haven't already, cut the chicken into 2-inch pieces and season with salt and pepper.
Place the cornflakes into a shallow bowl or onto a plate. Beat the egg in a separate bowl and dip each piece of chicken, letting any excess drain back into the bowl. Then, roll each piece in the cornflakes and set aside.

Once the oil is at the right temperature, fry each nugget until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Drain on a paper towel, add any extra seasoning you want, let cool and serve.

If you want a great dipping sauce, combine a little honey with lemon juice, mustard or barbecue sauce.

You can see similar recipes on The Food Network. McDonald's, eat your heart out.

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