Custom Shaped Chicken Nuggets

Picture of Custom Shaped Chicken Nuggets
Make homemade chicken nuggets in any shape you like!
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Things You Will Need

Picture of Things You Will Need
  1 Meat Grinder
  1 large cutting board
  You favorite cookie cutters (optional)
  (you can also check out how to make your own shaped cutters here and/or here)
  Wax Paper

   Boneless skinless chicken breasts
   (you can use ground chicken instead, if you lack the grinder or the motivation)
  1 cup milk
  1 egg
  1 cup flour
  2 TBSP Corn Meal
  Additional seasoning if desired (For my personal recipe, see step 4)

Step 2: Preping The Meat

Picture of Preping The Meat
Note : If you are using ground chicken instead of full chicken breasts, skip to part 4 of this step

1. Remove all fat ,gristle, and "imperfections" from the chicken breasts.
2. Cut the cleaned meat into small cubes.
3. Grind the cubes thoroughly with the meat grinder.
4. Season the meat to your liking (This is optional, I usually leave it plain)
5a. (Cookie Cutter Method) Flatten the chicken onto the cutting board until it is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch
                                                  thick, then place in freezer for about an hour or until meat has frozen.
5b  (Hand Shaping Method) Mold chunks of meat into the size and shape of your choice 1/2 to 3/4
                                                   inch thick. Place onto wax paper, then put into freezer until frozen. (if
                                                   you choose to go with the hand Shaping method, you can skip the
                                                   next step entirely.)

I would definitely recommend this with a Bean and Cheese Stout!!
caitlinsdad2 years ago
Mechanically separated chicken FTW! Are those your own design metal shape cutters?
crapsoup (author)  caitlinsdad2 years ago
the cutters where store bought, but i have an idea for an easy way to make homemade ones that i hope to add to this soon. for now i will just have to stick with squirrels and lobsters. P.S. I only know of one definition for "FTW" and somehow i don't think it is the same thing you are trying to tell me, you seem to nice for that. hehe
Oh my, well, I nevah.... "For The Win," my friend. Internet acronym in this case.
crapsoup (author)  caitlinsdad2 years ago
cool... I'm glad we got that cleared up. hehe
onrust2 years ago
OMG! An actual healthy chicken nugget. That breading looks killer. NICE WORK
crapsoup (author)  onrust2 years ago
I don't know if i would go as far as to say they are healthy, but then again, i do live in Ameriica. So i guess this could be considered health food here.... Just kidding. But I do love the breading, It's really good for fish if you're into seafood.
Jayefuu2 years ago
These are brilliant!
crapsoup (author)  Jayefuu2 years ago
Thanks a lot Fuu!!
onrust crapsoup2 years ago