On certain days, you want light and refreshing food, that makes you feel good on the inside and out. Today however, is not one of those days. The thing about little nuggets like these, is how addictive they actually are. We all grow up, start eating what we are “supposed” to eat, but deep down, we still love the same things that we enjoyed when we grew up. Nostalgia works on the tongue too. 😀
The great thing about making them yourself too, besides them tasting 10 times better, is that you know 100% of what went into them, no preservatives, no nasties, no mechanically recovered meat, just goodness and taste!
Now of course, buy the best quality poultry you can afford. The better quality the ingredients, then naturally you are going to get a better outcome. I would always suggest free range, not just for welfare, but when a bird has been out in the open, grazing on more natural food and flexing those muscles, you will get a better taste, and a better textured chicken nugget.
These can also be made in batches too. I am absolutely a creature of habit, and I tend to graze when I am sat at my desk working, so having a batch or two of these in the freezer, ready to go works a treat. Just cook them as usual, freeze and reheat in the oven, simple!
I like to serve these with a simple honey mustard aioli (just an equal amount of mayonnaise, honey mustard and a squeeze of lemon juice), but you could just as easily serve these with ketchup, or even warmed in a salad for a light meal.
How do you like to eat nuggets? Or do you have another guilty pleasure that you’d love to see a homemade recipe for?Print
These little chicken bites are great for dinner as part of a salad, or to keep in the freezer for when the kids need feeding!
- 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 3 eggs
- oil, for frying
- Heat oil in a large, medium pot.
- Cut the chicken breasts into bite sized chunks.
- Place flour into a bowl, mix with spices.
- Place eggs in a seperate bowl and whisk well.
- Coat chicken in flour, dusting off the excess, then in the egg, and once again back in the flour.
- Carefully place the chicken in the hot oilm and fry for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove from the oil, and drain on kitchen paper.