Turkey Nuggets (or Chicken)

Turkey Nuggets (or Chicken)

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"My mother found this recipe about 20 years ago. A great find! This is a great recipe for leftover turkey or chicken. You can even use tuna or salmon. My kids LOVE it, especially paired with leftover mashed potato cakes."
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30 m servings 225 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 23.7 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Stir water and baking powder together in a bowl (mixture should foam). Mix turkey, flour, egg, salt, and black pepper into water and baking powder. Form mixture into bite-size nuggets.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the nuggets in the hot vegetable oil until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes per side.


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I tried this as written, did some baked and some with the outside dipped in panko. The panko added a much needed crunch to these.. The ones without the panko, even fried ones never got crunchy. ...

This recipe has potential, but it needs a lot of doctoring. It is very bland as written, much like eating plain shredded turkey. I think next time I'll try adding some onion and seasoning salt t...

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