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Chicken Nuggets Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Chicken Nuggets

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"These are really easy and taste great! Kids love them!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 1x1x1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Fill a deep fryer with corn oil, no more than 1/3 full. Heat to medium heat.
  3. Place egg and water in a small bowl and mix well. Add the flour, sesame seeds and salt, stirring until a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Dip chicken pieces in batter and drain off any excess. Add battered chicken, a few pieces at a time, to the hot oil. Fry about 4 minutes or until golden brown and done (remove chicken from oil to test). Drain on paper towels.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins

Footnotes

  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2005

A family favorite! I use milk in place of water; eliminated sesame seeds, and added garlic powder and pepper. I fried these up in a skillet on medium high heat. They cook very quickly. This dish also fries up nicely without the egg/milk batter - just coated in flour and seasonings. Grandkids love them with a little honey-barbeque sauce to dip.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 19, 2006

This is the first time I'm rating something with one star, ever. I'm very sorry to say that these were the worst chicken nuggets I've ever eaten. They couldn't crisp up (I use a fry thermometer so I know it wasn't the temperature), the batter was disappointingly thin, and they were virtually flavorless. I can't believe something fried could be such a disaster. I reread the recipe over and over again to see if I missed something or did something wrong - I followed this recipe to a "t". I'm guessing it's the water that didn't work out. I'm going to stick with flour/eggs/breadcrumbs from now on.

 
Sep 16, 2005

WOW- much better than I anticipated- although next time I will reduce the salt. The batter looked too thin to me, but actually came out great. Almost reminded me of fish & chips batter. I think they would be better with a little seasoning like onion/garlic powder. Used an electric skillet with about an inch of corn oil. Thanks for submitting!

 
Jun 21, 2003

Great recipe! Tastes like something you'd eat in a restaurant. I will definitely make this again. Thanks a bunch for the yummy recipe!!

 
Dec 16, 2003

As a beginner cook this is my 3rd recipe for chicken and it turned out very tasty...although i didnt have sesame seeds and used a deep fryer at 375, the chicken was moist and still had a crispy flavorful crust...i recommend highly especially for kids/students

 
Dec 22, 2005

Awesome.

 
Feb 09, 2004

My kids absolutely loved this recipe. They're always wanting seconds and thirds. Thanks!!

 
Aug 06, 2005

These are amazing. I have never had any luck with frying meats before, the always come out greasy and mushy, or not cooked thoroughly. I was really surprised with these nuggets. The batter is very easy and light enough that it doesn't make you feel overly full when you've finished your meal. I did add some adobo powder, seasoning salt, onion powder and garlic powder to the chicken before coating.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 320 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 29.7 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 953 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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