Get ready to delight your taste buds with a homemade favorite that’s loved by kids and adults alike – Chicken Nuggets! These crispy, tender morsels of chicken are a surefire crowd-pleaser. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through creating these golden nuggets from scratch. Whether it’s a family dinner or a fun party snack, our Chicken Nuggets recipe for four is a must-try. Let’s dive into the world of crunchy, flavorful goodness!
For the Chicken Nuggets:
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken tenders, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups breadcrumbs (panko or regular)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
- Vegetable oil for frying
For the Dipping Sauce:
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard (optional)
- Prepare the Chicken:
- Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, ensuring they are all of a similar size for even cooking.
- Season with salt, pepper, and paprika (if using).
- Breading the Chicken:
- Set up a breading station with three shallow bowls. Fill one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with breadcrumbs.
- Take a piece of chicken, coat it in flour, dip it in the beaten eggs, and then roll it in the breadcrumbs, ensuring it’s well-coated.
- Place the breaded chicken pieces on a baking sheet.
- Heat the Oil:
- In a large skillet or deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
- Fry the Chicken Nuggets:
- Carefully place the breaded chicken pieces in the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
- Fry for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until they’re golden brown and cooked through.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove them and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.
- Make the Dipping Sauce:
- In a small bowl, mix ketchup, mayonnaise, honey, and mustard (if using) to create a delicious dipping sauce.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Arrange the crispy chicken nuggets on a platter.
- Serve with the homemade dipping sauce and enjoy the crunchy goodness!
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