Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are a dish made with small chicken balls, which are passed in a special batter and then fried.

Chicken nuggets are born as food served in fast food and come from America but have become increasingly popular in the rest of the world.

They can be prepared as a main course or as an appetizer, in this case reducing the portions. The result is, however, delicious. So let’s see how to prepare tasty and delicious chicken nuggets.

Ingredients

  • 500 g of chicken breast
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 20 g of onion
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt, to taste
  • Half a spoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon¬† mustard

For the batter

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup partially skimmed milk
  • Salt, to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • Breadcrumbs, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast

Ingredients for frying

  • Seed oil, to taste

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Directions

Start making the mixture that will form chicken nuggets and then the batter. Let’s go step by step. Meanwhile, take the chicken breast and reduce it into cubes coarsely. Do the same with the onion and garlic. Add everything in the mixer together with soy sauce and mustard. Adjust with a pinch of salt, to taste.

Now add the breadcrumbs and all you have to do is mix it for a couple of minutes at the most to obtain a well-mixed and compact dough, very similar to those of the classic meatballs.

Once the chicken nuggets dough is ready, prepare the batter, which is the most delicious part of your chicken nuggets. Take a large bowl and add flour, egg and milk and, with the help of a whisk, mix making sure that there are no lumps of flour, which would ruin your Chicken Nuggets. Mix everything, add the extra-virgin olive oil and salt to taste. Continue until you have obtained a fairly thick and creamy batter, but above all homogeneous.

At this point take your dough made before and create small balls to give at the end a flattened shape, typical of chicken nuggets. Proceed in this way until you have made all the chicken nuggets possible with the dough at your disposal or until you have prepared those you need.

Now take the chicken nuggets one by one and pass them in the batter first and then in the breadcrumbs, making sure that all the outer surface of your chicken nuggets is well covered both by the batter and breadcrumbs, otherwise the result will not be well homogeneous.

At this point, cook them. Use a pan with some hot oil and fry your chicken nuggets.

Tips

Store the chicken nuggets for a maximum of one day in an airtight container or cover it with cling film. Before going to serve them, heat them in the oven for a few minutes.

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