Homemade chicken nuggets recipe
Chicken nuggets are usually ordered in restaurants, but what about cooking them at home? You will love home cooking crispy chicken nuggets with this simple and fast recipe.
Chicken nuggets date back to the 1950s when a food scientist called Robert C. Baker invented them in the USA. They are not an American meal anymore because they are a worldwide hit now for adults and children in fast-food restaurants and at home.
Let’s prepare homemade chicken nuggets
⦁ 500 g boneless and skinless chicken breasts
⦁ 2 cups of flour
⦁ 2 eggs
⦁ 1 tablespoon onion powder
⦁ 1 tablespoon garlic powder
⦁ 1 tablespoon paprika
⦁ Pepper, to taste
⦁ Salt, to taste
⦁ Oil to deep-fry (not necessary if you decide to bake them)
⦁ Breadcrumbs (necessary if you decide to bake not fry them)
⦁ First, cut the boneless and skinless chicken breasts into medium chunks or bite-sized pieces with a sharp knife. Put them in a bowl for later use.⦁ The second step in the process is spice mixing. In a shallow bowl add the flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, and salt all together and move them to mix well. Leave the bowel aside.
⦁ In a third bowl, whisk the eggs.
⦁ Chicken pieces are now ready to get breaded or coated. Place them first in the flour and spices mixture then in the eggs bowl and the flour mixture again. If you prefer a thicker coating, repeat the process twice or three times.
⦁ Deep-fry the chicken in hot oil until they become crispy with a satisfying golden color. Now, get them out of oil and place them on kitchen paper to drain excess oil.
If you do not prefer fried food, you can bake the chicken nuggets in the oven as a healthier option. Place the chicken pieces in the bowl of eggs, move them to get coated well. Then move them to a bowl containing breadcrumbs, not flour. Sprinkle some oil on them. Put them in a pre-heated oven and bake until they become crispy and golden brown in color.
served hot or puts in the refrigerator for 3 days
This meal is served hot or puts in the refrigerator for 3 days to get re-heated later. It can also be frozen in the freezer to use later when you do not have time to prepare it.
The best choices to serve with chicken nuggets
A variety of side dishes can go with chicken nuggets. It depends on your personal preferences. You can choose to make some french fries or oven-baked potatoes along with ketchup. The perfect match!
What about potato wedges? Bake potato wedges with your favorite spices, herbs, salt, and garlic in the oven and enjoy this simple and easy-to-make side dish.
Mixed greens will be delicious along with the dish as well. Choose fresh lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and cucumber, and prepare your salad.
Are chicken nuggets healthy or unhealthy?
Generally speaking, nutritionists argue that chicken nuggets are not healthy as they are deep-fried. They say that the fat proportion is high. There is a solution for those who want to maintain their health; bake your nuggets in the oven.
Chicken is rich in protein and B vitamins which are necessary for children and adults.
When served with mixed green salad, the meal will become a healthy choice for your lunch or dinner. A lot of vitamins will add to the nutritional value of your meal.
Finally, we can say that any homemade food can be considered healthy because you can control the ingredients you use or the cooking method you choose.