How To Make Easy, Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Kids love chicken nuggets, but fast food and pre-packaged frozen versions just aren’t very nutritious. Offer a real-food alternative to keep your family happy and healthy. Cut white meat chicken breasts into small pieces and cover in your favorite breading. You can add seasonings to the breadcrumb mixture to taste or keep it simple for the kids. You can simply bake the breaded nuggets for about 15 minutes or fry them as Chef Mark does in this recipe, and you will have much better tasting nuggets than you could get at the drive-through. When making chicken nuggets at home is this easy, there is no excuse to buy premade versions. In this video, Chef Mark gives an online coking lesson on how to cook the best chicken nuggets. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

2 ea. skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 4 oz. each)
1 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. cajun seasoning
1 cup of AP flour
4 xl eggs and ¼ cup milk
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 qt of corn or soybean oil.
Candy thermometer to gauge temp of hot oil

1. Place oil in heavy bottomed pot on low heat to bring up to 390oF, insert thermometer into pot (0il will drop down in temp as you add the chicken)
2. After you cut chicken breasts into a 1 inch cube, place in bowl and add salt and seasonings, toss well.
3. Place flour, eggs and milk, and panko in separate bowls, beat eggs with milk until well combined.
4. Dredge chicken in flour, dust off excess then drop into egg wash.
5. Drop them into crumbs, tossing and pressing down lightly making sure all areas are covered.
6. Fry at 375oF.until chicken is tender, 8- to 10 minutes, you may have to turn up the heat as you drop in the chicken pieces , fry 5-6 at a time.
7. Check internal temp. at this point, as final cooked temp should be 155oF( with a pocket thermometer or, cut it open to see if it is cooked all the way)
8. Drain on absorbent paper, and serve with favorite sauce.
9. Ensure oil is completely cooled on the stove before moving.

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  1. wow now i can make my lil sis this