Better Than Chicken Nuggets

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Introduction: Better Than Chicken Nuggets

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Yeah I know I'm being bold with the title, but I mean what I say. I'll have these beauties over fast food and store bought any day >:)

Ingredients:

2 Chicken Breast (Boneless and Skinless)

1/2 cup cornstarch

2 eggs

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

6 Tbsps. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Step 1: The Set Up

Have 2 Bowls ready. One for the cornstarch and the other one with the flour, salt, black pepper, baking powder, and eggs mixed together and set aside.

Cut the chicken breast into cubes/bite size pieces and pat dry with a paper towel.

Step 2: Dredge, Shake, Dredge

Coat the chicken pieces in the cornstarch *Do this a few at a time so they don't stick together

Remove excess cornstarch. I find it easier to use a strainer for this.

Dredge all the chicken pieces in the egg mixture

Now lets Cook!!

Step 3: Fry Em Up

Heat the oil, on medium, in a large frying pan.

Once its heated through, place the chicken pieces One by One and Spaced Out so they don't stick together

Fry one side till golden brown (3-5min) then flip and fry the other side

Serve Warm :)

*Make sure when you are frying, to wear long sleeves. Oil will fly*

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a fun little recipe if you stay on top of the frying bit, burnt some on accident but tasted pretty good with ketchup to mask the burnt tang the rest pretty good, but no complaints yet! great chickenstructable! ?

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So, why the cornstarch first? What would happen if I don't use it?

It helps the batter stick. You could sub it out with flour if you'd rather not use the cornstarch. The batter won't want to stick as well without some kind of dry surface to cling to.

Can I deep fry them??

made these last week and they were great, wife decided to try it last night with strips of cube steak and it was AWESOME!!! great recipe, cant wait to tey it with other meats, especially deer and fish

Nice to try this "Better than chicken".How about substituting turkey breast meat instead in bite sizes?Have you tried it? Me not yet.

Pplayed with extra herbs n spices in the batter and tried it on fish like cod as well. Very yum! Good herbs to consider are sage and thyme or smoked paprika.

yum! could you cook them in a deep fryer?

We did it in a deep fryer tonight, it was delicious!

Thanks for sharing!

Made these last night. They were fantastic. Maybe my breasts were large but two chicken breasts seem to go a lot further. Depending on sides would probably feed at least six people!