Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Not long time ago I had a questionable pleasure of takin a bite of Mcdonalds chicken nuggets. Oh boy, were they nasty. They were crunchy on the outside but on the inside they tasted like a cardboard mixed with an oil frying oil. It was just one bite and probably my last. I read somewhere that Mcdonalds chicken nuggets are made almost all of corn and some other fillings. Chicken itself constitutes merely a tiny percent of a nugget.
You can always buy frozen chicken nuggets but making your own is pretty easy and you know exactly what goes inside. This recipe is perfect for the kids because nuggets prepared by this method are incredibly soft and tender. I ended up having exactly 24 nuggets and I simply placed most of the cooked nuggets into the ziplock bag and froze for later use.Ingredients (makes 24 nuggets):
1.5 pound cooked chicken breats
10-12 saltine crackers
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Few tablespoons of oil
- Start with boiling chicken breast in a salted water for 20-25 min.
- Meanwhile place saltine crackers to a food processor and process until finely ground. Mix in a bowl with breadcrumbs.
- When chicken is done remove, let it cool down a bit and place in a food processor.
- Add 2 eggs, season with salt and process until it starts looking like a very thick paste (not necessarily smooth).
- Form small, round and slightly flat nuggets. Dip them generously on both sides in breadcrumb mix.
- You can either fry them on both sides with a few tablespoons of oil or bake until golden brown. If you’ll decide to bake them preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Sprinkle evenly few tablespoons of oil on both sides of the nuggets and bake about 10-15 min.