Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Nuggets
Get this quick and easy chicken nuggets recipe by Chuck Hughes from Chuck's Day Off.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Deep Frying
  • Preparation Time 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time 15 minutes
  • Yield 8 servings
  • For the Chicken Nuggets:
  • 8 chicken thighs, skinned and deboned
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup chives, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of flour for dredging
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups panko crumbs
  • 1 lemon
  • For the Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:
  • ¼ cup of mild yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a large bowl, marinate the pieces of chicken with buttermilk.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. This will tenderise the chicken.
  4. Drain and discard the buttermilk.
  5. In a food processor, combine the marinated chicken, egg, chive, parmesan, soy sauce, garlic, Tabasco, juice of lemon salt and pepper.
  6. Blend until a smooth paste is formed, about 1 minute.
  7. Make about 2 inch by 1 inch nuggets, lining them up on a baking tray.
  8. In a shallow bowl add flour and in a separate bowl the beaten eggs.
  9. Coat the nuggets in flour, then egg, then panko crumbs and place back on tray.
  10. Deep fry in small batches until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  11. Alternately, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet and fry, turning every two minutes for about 10 minutes.
  12. For the dipping sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  13. Can be made up to 1 day in advance.

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